Tell us about yourself?
Joshua is the founder and CEO of Autimely – a digital dealership that enables users the ability to purchase NEW cars 100% online using the latest in Web3 technology.
He was previously the founder of three successful startups which he built and sold off prior to his current role.
What do you think is the single biggest misconception people have when it comes to startups?
I think the single biggest misconception people have when it comes to startups is that it’s the right time for every idea.
Startups take off when it’s the right time. That’s why they say you need to have grit to succeed as a startup founder.
If you could go back in time to any moment from your journey, and give yourself one tip, what would it be?
If I could go back and give myself one tip it would be to crowdfund as soon as possible.
Raise your first couple hundred thousand and build the key miles stones to get to the next level of funding and start expanding your business. Without capital you’re going no where fast.
What makes you stand out as an entrepreneur?
I feel I stand out as an entrepreneur in a couple ways.
First I’d say my grit. I keep on going until I solve what I set out to do and I don’t give up.
Second I’m a creative thinker, I find alternative solutions to solve problems and advance the project.
Lastly I’m a big visionary, and I’m always looking at what the 7 to 10 years look like. I feel if you’re not thinking about that far in advance you’re going to be left behind.
What are some of the best working habits you’ve gained over the past couple of years?
I like to set three tasks to complete everyday.
If you do that you know you’re always moving forward and advancing your startup.
I’d also say to be organized. Being organized will set the pace for your day.
Don’t waste your time doing tasks that don’t yield a good return.
Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company?
What influenced me to start Autimely was from my family members personal pain behind purchasing a new car.
I felt that the system was broken and needed a drastic improvement along with a lot more transparency.
Where do you see your business in five years?
In five years I see Autimely being a house hold name where all users come to purchase a new vehicle.
I see Autimely being the most valuable automotive company in the world and being publicly traded.
What do you think the biggest challenge will be for you in getting there?
As long as we keep pressing forward there’s no challenge that will keep up from reaching our goals.
Talk to us about your biggest success story so far?
I would say the wide spread of interests from the OEMs along with other major companies in both in the technology space but also the crypto space.
How do clients and customers find you? Are you much of a salesperson for yourself?
Users can reach out to us through our website or contact us at [email protected]. Users can also contact us on LinkedIn.
What one tip would you give to fellow startup founders?
Doing a startup is hard work but what I tell my self is would you rather say I’m glad I did or I wish I would’ve.
And finally, what do you hope the future brings both you personally, and your business?
I hope the future brings success to my business. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for the users.
With our platform being mainstream this helps users, looking to purchase a new vehicle have a fun, transparent, and hassle-free experience.