Modernizing Laundry with Tumble

Tumble; Veteran On the Move

In this episode, Joe is joined by Scott Patterson, a Marine Corps veteran and the founder of Tumble. Scott served for 11 years in the Infantry before transitioning into the civilian sector. While staying with a friend in San Francisco, he became frustrated with the outdated and unreliable laundry set up in the apartment building and at his local laundromat. Scott shares with Joe how he entered the laundry industry and how Tumble is now in hundreds of buildings across multiple states. Check out Tumble here



About Our Guest  

Scott Patterson founded Tumble in 2019 with a mission to modernize the laundry experience. After serving 11 years in the United States Marine Corps, Patterson was trained to be diligent about his laundry. Upon leaving the marines, Patterson moved into a friend’s apartment in San Francisco where he was shocked to see dirty laundry rooms with broken machines, stolen clothes and unreliable customer service. 

Coalescing his extensive military training with his passion for technology as a means to improve quality of life, Tumble was born with the goal of modernizing this highly-desired amenity. Tumble first launched in San Francisco in 2021 and has since scaled across California, with plans to be in 200 cities and 25 major metros by June 2023. 

Patterson’s experience assembling highly-specialized teams has proven successful as he continues to identify and partner with experts in the field. As the organization’s leader, his focus remains on product innovation, talent acquisition, partnership development and expansion efforts as the team continues to grow. 

Prior to starting Tumble, Patterson was an innovation designer at Accenture, in San Francisco, where he honed his skills across research and development, design and emerging technology. During his time in the United States Marine Corps, Patterson served first as unit infantry leader, where he acted as a senior enlisted advisor to the platoon commander and maintained accountability of all personnel. While at that post, he was awarded two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for superior performance. He later served as Operation Chief, where he consulted with the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, First Sergeant and Company Gunnery Sergeant and coordinated all company operations for 160 Marines with higher levels of leadership at the battalion level.


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