Frank Fu, co-founder of REV

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Frank Fu, Robotics researcher, DPhil is the co-founder of REV.

What is your background? What made you decide to get involved in supporting entrepreneurs?

An interest in providing solutions for people.

What is your definition of entrepreneurship?
Effectively and holistically solving problems.

How and when did you know your idea was good enough to develop it?
When we realised that the consumer world is increasingly comfortable with augmented reality experiences.

What would you say are the top 3 skills that needed to be a successful entrepreneur? Why?
Introspection, attention to detail and adaptability.

What is your favourite part of being an entrepreneur?
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Interacting with users.

What individual, company or organization inspires you most? Why?
Tim Ferriss.

If you had 5 minutes with the above individual/ company/organization, what would you want to ask or discuss?
What they have learned about entrepreneurship from living in different countries and interacting with entrepreneurs.

What has been your most satisfying or successful moment in business?
Interacting with users.

What would you say have been some of your mistakes, failures or lessons learned as an entrepreneur?
To iterate quickly.

How have you funded your ideas?

Are there any sector-specific awards/grants/competitions that have helped you?
Cloud credits for AWS.

What is good about being an entrepreneur in Oxfordshire? Bad?
Attending events that spark up interesting conversations about not just tech but also its societal implications.

If a new entrepreneur or startup came to you looking for entrepreneurship resources, where would you send them?
I would send them to Billingsgate fish market in London and ask them to bargain for a discount at 5AM in the morning.

Any last words of advice?
Always think about the users.