Apr 15, 2021 • 50M

[CVC Episode 122] - Building the world's largest community of sports card collectors with Eric Doty, CEO of Loupe

The Consumer VC Episode 122 - Eric Doty, CEO of Loupe

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit www.theconsumervc.com. For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
Episode details

On today’s episode I’m joined by Eric Doty, founder/CEO of Loupe. Loupe is building the world’s largest community of sports card collectors.

I didn’t know much about the sports card collecting market before my conversation with Eric. As a new category for both me and the podcast, I learned a lot and think you will as well.

We discuss:

  • What got Eric back into collecting sports cards

  • The insight that led him to founding Loupe

  • How he solved the cold start problem many marketplace businesses had

  • What metric he optimizes for in a transaction buyer/seller business

  • His approach to leadership and what it means to be product driven

You can listen on Apple Podcasts Here, Spotify Here, and Google Podcasts Here.

Enjoy and let me know what you think of the episode!