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.
In this episode
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.
This podcast is brought to you by Andrew Vasylyk, a host of Startup Exits Podcast and a founder of StartupSoft, your reliable partner in hiring, managing & retaining remote employees. Andrew is passionate about startups, technology, and Ukraine.