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Scott Painter

Scott Painter has started nearly 40 companies – the majority in the automotive industry and has raised over one billion dollars from investors for his numerous entrepreneurial ventures.

Personal blog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Painter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thescottpainter
Santa Monica, California, United States
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Member since May 31, 2012
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Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

TrueCar

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

Full bio

As the Founder and CEO of TrueCar, Inc., Scott Painter has created an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for dealers and consumers – revolutionizing the auto retailing industry and creating a “win-win” blueprint that saves consumers money and helps dealers thrive in the 21st Century. Painter has started nearly 40 companies – the majority of which brings innovation to the automotive industry.  A prolific fundraiser, Painter has raised over one billion dollars from investors for his numerous entrepreneurial ventures.   

Painter has been interviewed for his expert views on the automotive industry by a number of different worldwide media outlets, including:  CNN.com, FOX News, TechCrunch, The Economic Times, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, Business Week and others.

  • Named the 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Technology Council of Southern California
  • Named to the 2009-2010 Worth Elite List of Top Automobile Innovators