Garrett Camp Quotes
Garrett Camp (born October 4, 1978) is a Canadian businessman and investor. He co-founded StumbleUpon, a web-discovery platform, while in graduate school at the University of Calgary in 2002 and co-founded Uber, an on-demand car service available via a mobile application in 2009. Garrett serves as Chairman for both StumbleUpon and Uber.
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I'm interested in sites that help people find information and filter what's available. The Internet is so big that no one can stay on top of everything.
I have 250 contacts, employees, and investors who, anytime they come across something relevant, will share it with me. I wake up to 10-15 links that people have explicitly recommended for me. I don't have to look for news anymore; it flows to me.
If the founders of a start-up are considering selling it, I'd advise them to consider the synergies. Could the buyer give you access to something you don't have now, like a certain technology? Would it make your life easier? Are you looking for a change? Things will change, so you have to be ready for that.
A lot of productivity is capturing ideas. I use a wiki - it's more valuable than e-mail for running a company - and I have a page for every person with whom I interact frequently.
The bigger a company gets, the more people are involved in decisions, the slower decisions get made. Look, the whole theory of startups is that three motivated people can go and do something that every company can't.
I definitely see a correlation between how many things a company gets right and how fast a company grows.
If I had it to do over, I might have finished school first, then devoted all my time to StumbleUpon instead of dividing my time between the two. In the end, however, it was probably good to take the time I did.
Every time I make a mistake with a company, I write it out and try to figure out why it happened.
Facebook is made up of people you've met, but not necessarily who are similar to you. I have 850 'friends,' and a lot are acquaintances, not friends. I don't really know them. If I've met someone one time, how should they be influencing my feed?