Today's Entrepreneur


Today's Entrepreneur: Scott Painter

No. 1 mistake: Understand the importance of financial reports, legal provisions...

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
June 27, 2012
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Today's Entrepreneur is Scott Painter, founder and  CEO of TrueCar. TrueCar is an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for dealers and consumers.

Scott Painter gave a keynote at Vator Splash LA in May 2012. For a great write-up of the keynote, check out Krystal Peak's  TrueCar CEO: "The last six months sucked ass"

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story. So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:

TrueCar, Zag, CarsDirect, PriceLock, SharesPost, US Digital Gaming and more

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:


What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

As a young entrepreneur I want to stress just how important it is to be literate about financial reports, legal provisions and other elements that come into the weight of raising money

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TrueCar Inc
Description: TrueCar, Inc. is an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for deal...
Bio: Scott Painter has started nearly 40 companies – the majority in the automotive industry and has raised over one billion dollars...

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