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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/31M8yzFCapitalandGrowth.orgHosts: Elyse Hauser and Jasper Kuria

Latest Episodes

How Elan Lee Created and Sold 10 Million+ Copies of Exploding Kittens (the popular card game)

Elan Lee is the CEO and co-founder of Exploding Kittens, the popular card game that sold over 10 million copies and set a crowdfunding record by raising 9 Million from 220,000 backers. In this episode of How We Made It In E-Commerce, Elan generously shared his methods for coming up with new ideas, creative business and marketing hacks, and the most important lessons he learned throughout his career about running a business.

33 MIN1 w ago
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How Elan Lee Created and Sold 10 Million+ Copies of Exploding Kittens (the popular card game)

How Crowd Cow Got Celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana as Investors (w/ Joe Heitzerberg, CEO)

The interesting story behind the idea How Joe got Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana to invest Why they've managed to maintain a 4.99/5 star rating on Google reviews for five years How Joe acquired the initial customers The surprisingly low percentage (discover how much) of revenue spent on marketing

30 MIN2 w ago
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How Crowd Cow Got Celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana as Investors (w/ Joe Heitzerberg, CEO)

How Dan Shapiro Set a Crowdfunding Record ($28 Million) and Is Transforming How We Make Stuff

The specific tactics Dan used to set a crowdfunding record and raise $28 Million Why Glowforge has one of the lowest customer acquisition costs in the industry Glowforge’s secret to attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce The great giveaway: 2 million of these free devices made by Glowforge are being used by first responders in handling the Covid crisis. What Dan really thinks about venture capital (despite raising it for two of his companies) The two surprising factors he attributes much of his success to, and his one nugget of advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

45 MINJUL 1
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How Dan Shapiro Set a Crowdfunding Record ($28 Million) and Is Transforming How We Make Stuff

How Shayan Zadeh Built and Sold Zoosk for $250 Million--then Acquired This Storied Brand

In this episode we talk to Shayan Zadeh, the co-founder of Zoosk (sold for $250 Million) and now the CEO of Dressbarn. Discover: How he acquired the first 200,000 users overnight for Zoosk and solved the classic chicken-egg problem, common in marketplaces (men won't come till there are women and vice-versa) Did he rig Zoosk to favor himself and get dates with attractive women? Why the Dressbarn acquisition has worked so well (growing at 50% month over month!). His 3 secrets for acquiring any business. Is passion really that important for success at business? Zadeh's view. His one word of advice to aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs

46 MINJUN 13
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How Shayan Zadeh Built and Sold Zoosk for $250 Million--then Acquired This Storied Brand

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 regre...

34 MIN2019 JUN 8
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Gumroad: $200 Million Paid Out to Creators by The Guy who "Failed to Build a $1 Billion Business"

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

30 MIN2019 JUN 7
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Primal Organics: From Struggling to Success: The Surprising Rebrand that Turned the Company Around
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Latest Episodes

How Elan Lee Created and Sold 10 Million+ Copies of Exploding Kittens (the popular card game)

Elan Lee is the CEO and co-founder of Exploding Kittens, the popular card game that sold over 10 million copies and set a crowdfunding record by raising 9 Million from 220,000 backers. In this episode of How We Made It In E-Commerce, Elan generously shared his methods for coming up with new ideas, creative business and marketing hacks, and the most important lessons he learned throughout his career about running a business.

33 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Elan Lee Created and Sold 10 Million+ Copies of Exploding Kittens (the popular card game)

How Crowd Cow Got Celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana as Investors (w/ Joe Heitzerberg, CEO)

The interesting story behind the idea How Joe got Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana to invest Why they've managed to maintain a 4.99/5 star rating on Google reviews for five years How Joe acquired the initial customers The surprisingly low percentage (discover how much) of revenue spent on marketing

30 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How Crowd Cow Got Celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana as Investors (w/ Joe Heitzerberg, CEO)

How Dan Shapiro Set a Crowdfunding Record ($28 Million) and Is Transforming How We Make Stuff

The specific tactics Dan used to set a crowdfunding record and raise $28 Million Why Glowforge has one of the lowest customer acquisition costs in the industry Glowforge’s secret to attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce The great giveaway: 2 million of these free devices made by Glowforge are being used by first responders in handling the Covid crisis. What Dan really thinks about venture capital (despite raising it for two of his companies) The two surprising factors he attributes much of his success to, and his one nugget of advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

45 MINJUL 1
Comments
How Dan Shapiro Set a Crowdfunding Record ($28 Million) and Is Transforming How We Make Stuff

How Shayan Zadeh Built and Sold Zoosk for $250 Million--then Acquired This Storied Brand

In this episode we talk to Shayan Zadeh, the co-founder of Zoosk (sold for $250 Million) and now the CEO of Dressbarn. Discover: How he acquired the first 200,000 users overnight for Zoosk and solved the classic chicken-egg problem, common in marketplaces (men won't come till there are women and vice-versa) Did he rig Zoosk to favor himself and get dates with attractive women? Why the Dressbarn acquisition has worked so well (growing at 50% month over month!). His 3 secrets for acquiring any business. Is passion really that important for success at business? Zadeh's view. His one word of advice to aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs

46 MINJUN 13
Comments
How Shayan Zadeh Built and Sold Zoosk for $250 Million--then Acquired This Storied Brand

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 regre...

34 MIN2019 JUN 8
Comments
Gumroad: $200 Million Paid Out to Creators by The Guy who "Failed to Build a $1 Billion Business"

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

30 MIN2019 JUN 7
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Primal Organics: From Struggling to Success: The Surprising Rebrand that Turned the Company Around
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