6 tips for first time entrepreneurs to steer clear of rookie mistakes

Jayadevan PK February 21, 2017 1 min

Startups are hard. Often there are lessons and no right or wrong answers. But someone who has gone through the cycle of building a startup, scaling it and finally selling it to a larger company can tell you a few things about entrepreneurship.

Ankit Gupta is one such entrepreneur. With Akshay Kothari, his batchmate at Stanford, Gupta co-founded Pulse, a news reading app that was eventually sold to LinkedIn for over $90 million.

We recently caught up with Gupta, who is now an angel investor and a mentor to startups. Here are 6 pointers for entrepreneurs to keep in mind while getting started, raising money and finding product market fit.