Jerry Luk '04 is co-founder and COO of Loop, a startup dedicated to recreating the group messaging experience for consumers. He shares his thoughts on being a company founder, and how Berkeley helped shape his entrepreneurial journey.
Q. What have you carried from your Berkeley experience to your work in innovation/entrepreneurship?
A. During my time at Berkeley, I met some of the brightest people I know. The environment at Berkeley is extremely competitive. Students work smart and hard. In order to succeed at Cal, speed is everything.
Disruptive innovations are not born through a single idea but are a result of hundreds of ideas. For every successful product I have created, 10 were failures. There are many innovators in this world who have amazing ideas. The key to success is executing those ideas effectively and faster than your competitors.