At this year’s Collision Conference in Toronto, I had a chance to reconnect with Scott Painter who I met some 15 years ago around Quincy Jones’ “We Are the Future” all-star concert in Rome. Scott retained our services to help publicize the event.
I didn’t know (or realize) back then that Scott was a serious auto industry entrepreneur having founded CarsDirect.com, TrueCar and his latest, and perhaps most audacious startup — Fair. This well-funded mobile payments platform does it all for anyone who doesn't want to own or lease a car, let alone deal with the painful process of discovery and acquisition.
Following his on-stage panel, we had a chance to talk through his industry disruptive model.