ENTREPRENEUR. INNOVATOR. INVESTOR. CREATOR. MENTOR.
ATLANTA BUSINESS BUILDER.
Todd has mad skills in the retail, consumer products, travel, and technology industries as operator, analyst, advisor, and entrepreneur. Todd most recently founded Washlava, an IOT technology services startup, which he exited in April 2021 after serving as CEO and Chairman Emeritus. He was previously co-founder of mobile-enabled car rental startup, Silvercar, which was acquired by Audi in 2017. Todd is named as inventor on 6 patents for the technologies enabling these upgraded consumer experiences.
YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOUR IDEA, MORE THAN YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP IT GOING.
When you’re building a startup, it can be tempting to worry about competitors — especially the big companies running your industry.
But you have to focus on what you can control: moving quickly and looking ahead.
Why? Because worrying about competition is an unnecessary distraction and makes you paranoid for no good reason.
In a recent podcast interview, I shared how “Washlava Innovates the Shared Laundry Experience.”
Listen to my interview with Adam Torres of Mission Matters and hear how I developed Washlava and Silvercar. I also take a deep dive into my entrepreneurial journey and how I got to where I am today.
I’m pleased to see that Silvercar by Audi has made the top of Conde Nast Traveller’s list for best car rental companies for 2021.
According to Auto Rental News, “companies were rated on service, vehicle selection, vehicle availability, rental locations, and overall satisfaction, by more than 800,000 readers.”
“Investors invest in people, not ideas.”
You’ll hear that advice everywhere as a founder. And for good reason — it’s usually true.
Founders tend to fall in love with their ideas. It’s hard to stay objective and see the project clearly. They imagine this idea is going to end up getting them on the cover of Wired, spinning ideas with Elon Musk and partying in a Vegas penthouse.