How We Made It In Ecommerce

How We Made It In Ecommerce

By Jasper Kuria
Weekly interviews with successful eCommerce entrepreneurs brought to you by Capital & Growth. A good balance of both mega giants and smaller, bootstrapped success stories. Get your weekly dose of inspiration and instruction! Get notified when we publish new episodes by using this link: http://bit.ly/31M8yzF CapitalandGrowth.org Hosts: Elyse Hauser and Jasper Kuria
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Gumroad: $200 Million Paid Out to Creators by The Guy who "Failed to Build a $1 Billion Business"

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Gumroad: $200 Million Paid Out to Creators by The Guy who "Failed to Build a $1 Billion Business"
By Capital & Growth Your host for this episode: Elyse Hauser Sahil Lavingia is the founder of Gumroad, an ecommerce platform that allows creators to monetize their wares. As of June 2019 Gumroad has paid out more than $200 million to creators.  He once thought success meant building a billion-dollar company. One very public failure later, he considers himself successful for completely different reasons. “Money is money,” Lavingia says. “My experiences that I’ve been able to have, and this path, have been pretty great.” Gumroad will never be worth a billion dollars, but Lavingia is content to run it as a smaller company with no plans for scaling up. How did he go from billion-dollar dreams to this relaxed acceptance? Once upon a time, Lavingia was the second employee at Pinterest -- a company now valued at $12 billion, and rumored to be going public this year. He left Pinterest before his options vested hut he doesn’t look back on the decision to leave wistfully. “I think regrets are mostly a waste of time,” he says. “I try not to think too much in hypotheticals.” That same attitude helped him turn what many would call a start-up failure into an unconventional success. Get new episodes here: http://bit.ly/31M8yzF
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June 7, 2019
Primal Organics: From Struggling to Success: The Surprising Rebrand that Turned the Company Around
Brought to you by CapitalandGrowth.org Your host for this episode: Elyse Hauser What do you do when you suspect the skincare companies you trusted are actively harming your health? For Trina Felber, the answer was obvious: start a skincare company of your own. “I’m an all or nothing kind of girl,” she says. “When I jump in, I jump in with two feet and two hands, 120 percent. So I literally ditched all my skincare and just started making my own products from scratch.” Her brand, Primal Life Organics, boasted a $4.7 M revenue in 2017, with a three-year growth of 487 percent, earning her a spot on the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies. Get new episodes here: http://bit.ly/31M8yzF
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June 6, 2019