nick marblestone

Honolulu, Hawaii, US

Founder @Rainbow - über for college students - but free. Give a ride to get a ride!
nick's Skills
Public Relations
User Experience
Business Development
Product Management
Strategy
Sales
Operations
Fundraising
Growth
Marketing
Background

About nick

If you're reading this, it means you have decided to check me out. See what I am about and see what my experience is. Welp, I am a failed entrepreneur. Have started four businesses and they have all gone under. One electronics company and three mobile applications. Now I am on my fifth try! (they say fifth times a charm right?...) Anyways. I feel that my four previous failures have taught me so much about entrepreneurship and to really have a good business that succeeds, you MUST be solving a problem and talking to users. There's just no way around those two things. I like to surf, I like to talk about huge ideas, all the stuff elon is doing inspires me, I like steve jobs, and I hope to join the legends of the tech world. Soon enough. Send me a message, I will reply.

Quote

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott

Work Experience

Founder

Vector Financial Systems

January 2017 - December 2017

We tried to make a cryptocurrency mock trading simulation app. The app was absolutely gorgeous too. Unfortunately, nobody wanted this or needed this. I did not talk to customers or potential users BEFORE we paid 10,000's to make the app. This is a big mistake which I learned from and am very grateful for that learning experience.

Foudner

Trade Talk

January 2018 - May 2018

Another app. This time it was an anonymous chatroom specifically in the niche market for cryptocurrency traders. Again, did not speak to ANY prospective users before creating the app. Utmost importance to speak to prospective users before making something they might not even want!

Accelerator/Incubator

Y Combinator

2020