Ian Halpern is changing the way we all pay rent. He took on the “black box” problem of connecting landlords, multiple renters, and financial institutions. It was not an easy endeavor. But, he persevered even when he had to use his own personal line of credit to earn the trust of the financial institutions. He shares some important insights.
1. The importance of having people who care about you on your Founder to CEO journey.
2. Juggling the role of CTO and CEO is very challenging, but it can be done if you have a good co-founder and team.
3. The challenges of being an introverted CEO.
4. Raising money too early and focusing on revenue and product first. Don’t get stuck in the forced rapid pace of building your company…take your time.