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Max Rhodes of Faire with Anu Hariharan Elon Musk and Y Combinator President 1 day ago   47:34

Y Combinator
Max Rhodes is the cofounder and CEO of Faire. Faire helps retailers find and buy unique wholesale merchandise for their stores. They were in the Winter 2017 batch of YC.

https://twitter.com/maxrhodesok
https://www.faire.com/

Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.

https://twitter.com/anuhariharan

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Topics

00:00 - Max's intro

00:34 - Leaving Square and coming up with the idea for Faire

7:05 - Changes to SMBs in the past five years

9:05 - What is Faire?

11:25 - Max’s vision for Faire

14:40 - Finding product/market fit

17:40 - Switching to try before you buy

20:50 - What separates the great companies

22:00 - Scaling as a CEO

26:00 - Calming down

29:10 - Faire's first hires

33:10 - Faire's first executive hire

37:55 - Fundraising and fundraising advice

43:00 - Ryan McCarthy asks - Why did Max study history at Yale?

44:00 - Why does Max think Square Cash became a successful app?

Comments 6 Comments

Sterling King
The question is: is the shop movement organic or inorganic because of Googles ‘Local search results first’ results and could that change in the future??
Alexandre Azevedo
Great episode that shows us how open should we be to receive customers feedback and to follow the evidences of product-market fit. Max talks with customers to investigate the problem more than to prove himself right. That mindset is truly important to generate traction for a startup.
Young Grizzly
I want to say that his thinking is flawed about people wanting to shop local more and more now adays but that's only from the numerous chains closing in plazas and malls. I think his market is Gen Xers and older millennials. Only time will tell though.

Also, I have to add that the scope of my comment is the US. This may indeed be good abroad.
T Antonio
Great job Anu!!
Ricardo Alexis
Great interview
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Topics

00:00 - Max's intro

00:34 - Leaving Square and coming up with the idea for Faire

7:05 - Changes to SMBs in the past five years

9:05 - What is Faire?

11:25 - Max’s vision for Faire

14:40 - Finding product/market fit

17:40 - Switching to try before you buy

20:50 - What separates the great companies

22:00 - Scaling as a CEO

26:00 - Calming down

29:10 - Faire's first hires

33:10 - Faire's first executive hire

37:55 - Fundraising and fundraising advice

43:00 - Ryan McCarthy asks - Why did Max study history at Yale?

44:00 - Why does Max think Square Cash became a successful app?
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