Yan Pritzker, founder of Reverb.com: $275 million sale to Etsy

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Yan Pritzker, founder of Reverb.com: $275 million sale to Etsy

Since the beginning of his tech career in the 1990s, Yan has experienced multiple startup exits as both an employee and as a founder. Most recently, he founded and served as the CTO of Reverb.com – a wildly-successful marketplace for musical instruments that became a top 300 most visited website in the US and was acquired by Etsy for $275 million.

On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, we chat with Yan about:

• Immigrating from Soviet Union and getting into startups

• Turning passion into business

• Hiring your target audience as customer service reps

• Addressing "What if Google decides to compete with you?" type questions

• Overcoming the chicken and egg problem of marketplaces

• Why Yan is so confident in bitcoin

• Bitcoin in 10-20 years

Yan Pritzker is now working on making Bitcoin investing easy via his new company Swan Bitcoin.

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  • Moriss

    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.


    I find these weekly podcasts to be super inspirational, they seem to always motivate me to look at my purpose. Matt not only brings in his personal life experiences but he delivers them in such a way that they are relatable.

    6 months ago·9 likes·
  • Chris

    10:30 til around 20:00 is a great part


    Albert Einstein said, 'If you can't explain it simply enough, you haven't understood it well enough'.Dr Andrew brings such simplicity to explaining the workings of the brain. It's actually a hacker's guide into our own brain. You are doing great service to humanity Dr Andrew.

    6 months ago·1 like·

    Is that a prop 😂

    6 months ago·1 like·
  • Chris

    10:30 til around 20:00 is a great part


    “You have thousands of mintues of work.”

    6 months ago·8 likes·

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