Jessica Mah, CEO, InDinero

Mah started her first Internet company at the tender age of 13. She has been hailed as a “wunderkind” in the media for winning a spot at UC Berkeley’s computer science department before her 16th birthday. Now 21, Mah is less frequently in the spotlight; she’s more concerned with the daily grind of running a company. She wants her startup, InDinero, to be the of small businesses and has raised just over $1 million in funding.

VentureBeat: Why do entrepreneurs shy away from the enterprise — is it considered an “unsexy” space?

Jessica Mah: The enterprise is unsexy because it’s complicated, difficult, and hard for young entrepreneurs to relate to. But it’s good business!

VentureBeat: What’s the biggest trend in the space?


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Mah: Doing inside sales is in my opinion far less unsexy than it was once considered. Even Facebook has a sales team!

VentureBeat: What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to share with fellow, young founders?

Mah: Don’t be scared to ask for advice, even if you put yourself at risk for sounding dumb. I’d rather sound dumb than be clueless.

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