Lessons of Entrepreneurship: 10 Years Powering The Resale Economy

James Reinhart is the founder and CEO of thredUP. They started in 2010 and now have 2000 employees. They just recently they processed their 100,000,000th piece of cloth.

All right. Good morning. It’s great to be here. Thank you Sam for having me. It’s good to see all of you here in Oakland. We just moved actually thredUP to Oakland from San Francisco, so we’re 10 blocks that way. Very excited that the conference is here at this event, and then I could just walk down from the office to be here with all of you.

So I’m going to tell you a little bit about the origin story of thredUP, how we got to where we are today. And then what was most exciting about the opportunity to be here was that Sam and team said, hey, reflect a little about the lessons that you’ve learned over the last 10 years.