Tommy Huynh

Tommy Huynh

Silicon Valley, California, United States
Member since May 12, 2011
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I am a(n):


If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Waiting period for everything (development, investor responses, customer responses etc...).

The best feeling is knowing someone found value in your product and/or service. It changed the way they do business or live for the better.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

List is too long to mention...

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Thinking things through thoroughly.

2. Executing well, precisely, and quickly.

3. Looking at the problem from a global perspective rather than just what's in front of you.

Full bio

In late 1998 at just 18 years old, Tommy introduced e-commerce to a small auto parts manufacturer, allowing the company to increase revenue from $200,000 to over $5 million in two years. From this experience, the entrepreneurial DNA began mutating into Tommy's genes when he began an e-commerce business that generated $300,000 the first year.

Since then he has started several ventures including a social network for amateur chefs and a fine art wedding & family photography studio.

His latest project, Purple Menu, is an attempt to disrupt traditional wholesale and distribution models by allowing specialty producers to reach their consumers directly. This is a result of his love for luxury products and fine dining, combined with the need to help producers grow their businesses using modern social commerce techniques.