Startup Failure. Founder Burnout. Litigation. These are difficult topics. Adam Arthur was bluntly open and so real with us on this episode of Startup Talk with Millard & Andrew Moss. Our podcast is generally light-hearted, but this episode shines a light on one entrepreneur’s negative startup experience. It isn’t a pity party and Adam is not terminally bitter. On the contrary, Adam currently mentors entrepreneurs, is writing a book on his experiences, and is the s/w development track co-captain for San Diego Startup Week in June.
Adam Arthur is founder of Revive Self Checkout, a new wave of vending machines that provides the solution to the vending location that wants a wider selection of items that just would not vend well out of a traditional vending machine. Not only the founder, Adam also coded and bootstrapped for the company for almost 3 years! Prior to his time at Revive Self Checkout, Adam was the president of Revolution Vending, which he sold in 2014. Adam is currently writing a book, “How Not To Run A Business,” giving entrepreneurs advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of running a startup.