Welcome to Startup Addict a community for entrepreneurs, investors & startups. A haven for entrepreneurial SuperHeros thwarting the forces of mediocrity. A place where no good idea is left behind. Where Big Ideas are forged into success and a path is blazed for all to follow.

about startup addict

Founder / CEO

Tod Whipple is an a serial entrepreneur, Commercial Real Estate Expert (CCIM), Technology Ninja and lover of all things Business. He is an advocate for startups and small business initiatives everywhere. He fuels his passion through StartupAddict.com a resource and crowdfunding platform founded in 2007.

He is recognized for implementing promising technologies pertaining to content and distribution. In a former life, Mr. Whipple produced feature films, television and new media projects. He was a partner at Scout Productions a film/television and new media production company in Boston Massachusetts.

He founded the company’s new media and digital solutions division in 2000. Some of his film & television credits include Queer Eye for the Straight Guy for Bravo/NBC, Session 9 for USA Films, Deadman’s Curve for Trimark and music videos for Interscope Records to name a few. He is extremely comfortable behind a camera; in an editing suite or in a business suit juggling startups.


Presently, Tod is involved in a number of companies ranging from construction to business consulting, including a passion for raising capital in real estate syndication with both domestic and foreign funds.  He  has extensive experience in real estate development and funding through the EB-5 program.

Mr. Whipple’s eclectic background has caused him to create StartupAddict.com  to help startups and entrepreneurs around the globe by focusing in four distinct areas:

1) Rewards – Based Crowdfunding

2) Equity – Based Crowdfunding

3) Crowdfunding for Real Estate

4) Coverage for startups including  news, tips, case studies and resources

Tod enjoys technology, investing, content marketing, real estate, blogging,  SEO and crafting new business models for himself and his clients. He enjoys an occasional bourbon as well.


You can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter at  @todwhipple , @startupaddict

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