Failure is Hard, and Okay

Mar Hershenson, Pear VC

If you blame a failure on other people, you often lose the opportunity to learn from the experience. Pear VC managing director Mar Hershenson talks about the early success and subsequent failure of her first startup, Barcelona Design, and urges aspiring entrepreneurs to own and examine mistakes. She learned more from her experience with Barcelona Design, she says, than her subsequent and (more successful) startup Sabio Labs.