12: From Chaos to Clorox to Lux Consignment with Julie Wainwright of The RealReal

CEO Julie Wainwright

If luxury consignment and ecommerce run in similar circles these days, it’s thanks in no small part to Julie Wainwright, founder and CEO of The RealReal. An early player in a arena that’s become increasingly crowded in recent years, this female founder and startup veteran leads a company that’s raised over $80 million in venture capital and has made a name for itself as a go-to for discounts on coveted finds from Chanel dresses and Hermès Birkin bags to looks inspired by the latest runway trends.

Does the key to her entrepreneurial stamina and cool-amid-chaos demeanor stem from her years of experience building companies through the first dot.com boom and bust to now? That hasn’t hurt, but Julie reveals she actually learned to triumph over stress at a much earlier age.

Hear Julie get frank about her childhood and the misdiagnosed terminal illness in her family that shaped her future, as well as her career building companies selling products from software to preventative health tools and pet supplies on this episode of the podcast.

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Listen to the show for her perspective on problem solving (there’s always a good solution), her start at Clorox and what she always tells her board to keep the team on the right track.

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The RealReal: www.therealreal.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealrealpage 

Instagram: @therealreal

Twitter: @therealreal

Twitter: @realrealjulie

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