44 min

How to Build a Marketplace That Scales, with Steven Galanis of Cameo Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel

    • Business

Steven had a big realization: Selfies with celebrities are the new autograph. With strong conviction in his idea, he and his co-founders set out to launch Cameo, the marketplace that allows fans to book video shoutouts from a library of over 30,000 celebrities. The company has taken off—with more than 850,000 Cameos recorded, over $65M in VC funding, and an astounding 1,000 percent increase in bookings during the Covid pandemic. Steven shares how Cameo came back from "the worst product launch of all time," why the best businesses grow via word of mouth, and why he requires a whiteboard and marker in interviews for future Cameo employees.

Steven had a big realization: Selfies with celebrities are the new autograph. With strong conviction in his idea, he and his co-founders set out to launch Cameo, the marketplace that allows fans to book video shoutouts from a library of over 30,000 celebrities. The company has taken off—with more than 850,000 Cameos recorded, over $65M in VC funding, and an astounding 1,000 percent increase in bookings during the Covid pandemic. Steven shares how Cameo came back from "the worst product launch of all time," why the best businesses grow via word of mouth, and why he requires a whiteboard and marker in interviews for future Cameo employees.

44 min

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