Nathan Resnick is the Founder of Sourcify, a company that he founded in 2016 to help the best brands source, develop, and manufacture products with network of thousands of factories abroad.
Anders Bill & Andy Cloyd are the founders of Superfiliate, the platform that powers personalized storefronts for social commerce. Previously Anders founded Darkroom, a digital storefront for fine art, and Andy as a Parter at Revolution, the VC firm founded by Steve Case.
Roy Rubin was the Co-founder and CEO of Magento. Launched in 2008, the open source Magento eCommerce platform has been embraced by developers and 250,000 merchants, transacting $100B+ annually. Magento was acquired by eBay, Inc. and later by Adobe Inc. He currently is a partner at R-Squared Ventures, a seed fund with over three dozen top entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs and investors as LPs - in Silicon Valley and Israel. Mainly focused on Fintech, Enterprise/SMB SaaS, Marketplaces and Digital Commerce.
Adii Pienaar is the Founder & CEO of Cogsy, the operations & inventory optimization platform for e-commerce. Prior to starting Cogsy, he was the Co-founder & CEO of WooCommerce - the e-commerce solution for WordPress, and CM Commerce, both of which resulted in multi-million dollar exits.
Benjamin Davis is the founder & ceo of TryNow, the try now buy later software platform for e-commerce. TryNow raised their series A from Craft Ventures, Shine Capital, and the founders of Affirm, Plaid, and Paypal. They power Try Before You Buy for major brands like Mara Hoffman, RE/DONE, Goodlife, and more. Prior to founding TryNow, Benjamin worked as both a venture investor, and ran operations for an apparel brand from which the idea for TryNow was born.
Patrick Campbell is the CEO of ProfitWell (now Paddle), which he bootstrapped to a $200M exit. The software helps subscription companies with their monetization and retention strategies. Prior to ProfitWell, Patrick lead Strategic Initiatives for Boston based Gemvara and was an Economist at Google and the US Intelligence community.
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is an entrepreneur and investor who co-founded the Gilt Groupe, GlamSquad, and Clerisy. Gilt famously revolutionized the digital flash sale, and Alexandra took the company from start-up to $650m in revenue. Afterwards, Alexandra led GlamSquad, the largest on-demand beauty services company, before joining global pharmaceutical leader Allergan, serving as SVP of consumer strategy & innovation. She is currently Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Clerisy, a consumer-focused growth equity fund investing in transformative brands and commerce infrastructure.
Ben Grynol is the Head of Growth at Levels, a biowearable metabolic health startup backed by A16Z, tech execs, athletes and more. Ben has deep expertise in many facets of innovation, design, and business strategy. He holds a MBA from the University of Toronto’s, Rotman School of Management, and a Bachelor of Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba.
Nigel Thomas is the CEO of Alpha Inboud, a digital marketing agency that helps DTC brands grow to 8 figures, profitably. Having previously built a 7 figure agency and consulted many 7 and 8 figure DTC brands on their marketing strategy, Nigel knows what it takes to implement complex paid social campaigns at scale.
On this episode of DTC Pod, Jesse joins Blaine to talk about the future of commerce. They discuss mobile commerce, moving from agency to brand owner, increasing conversion, bootstrapping, fundraising, testing out MVPs, getting customer buy in, developing product roadmaps, and much more.
Ronak Trivedi is the Co-Founder & CEO of Pietra, the A16Z & Founders Fund backed platform that brings sourcing, fulfillment, and e-commerce under one roof to make launching a commerce brand a breeze. To date, the company has raised over $15 million and has supported thousands of brands, including a few that have been on DTC Pod (shoutout Suckerz, Form, & GEM!). Prior to starting Pietra, Ronak led product at UBER for UBER Pool.
Alex Plugaru is the CTO & cofounder of Gorgias, the customer service tool born from Techstars NYC program. Gorgias now has 9K+ customers (including some of the most well-known brands), $25M ARR, a global team of 230+ people, and $75M in fundraising.
Oren Aks runs Atomic Milk as a Creative Director, Designer, Illustrator, & Social Media Consultant. He is famous for building the social media strategy behind the infamous Fyre Festival.
Tom Shea is the co-founder and CRO of Adgile, an OOH advertising startup that specializes in truck side advertising. After graduating from Boston College in 2016, Tom joined McMaster-Carr, a 3K+ person supply company that provides businesses with hardware, tools, raw materials, industrial materials, and maintenance equipment.
Tono Mandly is the co-founder of Riogrande, a Y-Combinator startup building local e-commerce brands, through acquisition and incubation, for the emerging middle class of Latin American consumers.