Zaarly Co-Founder on Pivot: ‘Toughest 4-Month Build of My Life’ (VIDEO)

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We’ve covered Zaarly since way back before they were a thing, and all during their fabulous progression, including a recent dramatic right turn away from the wild (but $50 million) open marketplace into the more tested  “storefronts” space.

Street Fight was in attendance at the recent Distilled Intelligence 2.0 confab where a talky Andrew Warner of Mixergy riddled Zaarly co-founder and CMO Eric Koester full of questions. We captured a bit of video where Koester talks about the pain that comes with making a pivot at a startup that has tremendous momentum, funding and the former head of eBay on board. Koester’s thoughts were gut-level and seemed at times wrenchingly honest. He described this past summer of change for the company as much in physiognomy as in words.

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