Selery Talks features ideas that came to life through eCommerce and the stories behind them. We sit down with founders of companies to hear how and why they turned their ideas into reality. These stories are sponsored by Selery Fulfillment, a one-stop logistics provider for personalized and convenient multi-channel order fulfillment and warehousing. You can learn more at Selery.com, Follow on Instagram @SeleryTalks and on Twitter @Seleryit.
David Caulkins - Bespoken Art - Episode 15
Our Guest this week is David Caulkins. David is the founder of a company called Bespoken Art. Bespoken Art is truly unique. They take the sounds of life and culture and capture their sound waves for their customers. David sat down with us and shared the Bespoken story, where the idea came from and where the company is headed.
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Abe Minkara - The Mark Cuban Companies - Episode 14
ABC's Shark Tank has reached icon status in American television. The show is ridden the wave of the rising entrepreneurial movement in the US. It has certainly been the tipping point for many companies and is a substantial economic influence. This week on Selery Talks we speak with one of the Shark's movers and shakers, Abe Minkara. Abe is the business development director for the Mark Cuban Companies. He takes these new partners, most of which are early-stage startups, and with his team helps turn them into lucrative Investments. He and his team are e-commerce experts that often develop their Shark Tank investments from scratch. If you've heard a Cuban partnered Shark Tank Company on an episode of our show before it's likely that his team of logistics and marketing gurus have grown the startups e-commerce channel to an upwards of thirty percent of their business, post deal. In our conversation. He took us behind the scenes of what it's like from taping to post Shark Tank episode airing, and how they help grow their Shark Tank companies.
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Konel Banner and Frank Weston - Instafire - Episode 13
Konel Banner and Frank Weston never really expected to make money off their product let alone get on Shark Tank. Konel and Frank created a fire starter called Instafire for their own leisurely use. The two are outdoor enthusiast and have spent their lives in the great outdoors. It was a product truly born from it’s founders’ experience in the wild. They had no doubt about the quality and utility of the product, but were not expecting the future demand and the many millions of people it would go on to help. Learn More at instafire.com | selery.com
Neal Hoffman - Mensch On A Bench - Episode 12
Neal Hoffman is the founder of plush toy company Mensch on a Bench. Neal started his company after his 4-year-old son asked him for an Elf on the Shelf while shopping in a department store in 2012. The moment he spoke his alternate suggestion out loud the veritable light bulb clicked loud and clear. He had been looking for ways to teach his young kids Jewish traditions. He told his son that, “Jews don’t have an Elf on the Shelf, they have a mensch on a bench.” Little did he know this would be very true in less than a year and a half.
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Krish Iyer - Shipstation - Episode 11
Ecommerce has allowed small to mid-sized businesses to thrive in highly competitive industries against larger companies. The modern day online marketplace allows these companies to compete in a space outside of brick and mortar retail. In this episode, we sit down with Krish Iyer and discuss the role of shipping in ecommerce. Krish is an expert in the latest and greatest in supply chain technology and is often quoted by popular publications such as The Wall Street Journal. Currently, he holds the title of Director of Strategic Alliances with shipping and order management software company Shipstation. Companies like Shipstation and people like Krish Iyer have greatly contributed to the boom of eCommerce that continues to change our marketplace.
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Jake Thompson - Compete Every Day - Episode 10
Jake Thompson is full of enthusiasm and confidence. His drive and personality are infectious. Jake has huge goals, but when you spend time with him you leave believing he will accomplish them. His lifestyle and apparel brand Compete Every Day is not only offering fitness apparel, but also in the business of growing and building the whole person.
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