Jan 29, 2019
The tech media often takes great delight in revealing the exit numbers for startup founders. It could leave you thinking that all you need is one idea and then exit quickly to retire on a beach drinking cocktails. But this is a long way from the truth. Equally this misleading school of thought will leave people on their own startup journey to feel like their failing. On today's tech podcast, I wanted to tackle that subject head-on and bust a few myths.
For example, Todd Davis is the founder of LifeLock. A google search will tell you that Symantec famously acquired LifeLock for over $2.3 billion a few years ago.
Wikipedia will tell you that Todd won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Top Emerging Company for Orange County and Desert Cities in 2009. He was also awarded the CRM Magazine's Service Elite Award, The Arizona Business Leadership Association's Leadership Award and Arizona Business Journal's 25 Most Admired CEOs in 2009
However, none of these links will tell you is how he faced death and sat and on the cliff's edge unsure if the company would exist the following month during the infamous rollercoaster journey of startup life. I asked Todd to share his story with me in a coffee shop in Phoenix and inspire listeners of this podcast and startup founders all over the world.
We also talk about the thriving tech scene here in Phoenix and why businesses are setting up camp in the Grand Canyon state.