Apr 4, 2022

How She Created a New Finance Category to Help eCommerce Brands Scale // Michele Romanow, CEO of Clearco

The Consumer VC Episode 205 with Michele Romanow, Co-Founder/CEO of Clearco

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Hey Friends,

Thank you Radha Kapoor for the introduction to our guest today Michele Romanow, Co-Founder and CEO of Clearco. Clearco offers fast, affordable funding for ecommerce companies to fund your inventory or marketing needs. Michele is a serial entrepreneur and also one of the dragons on Canada’s Dragon’s Den.

We discuss:

  • What’s misunderstood about scaling eCommerce companies

  • When venture capital makes sense vs. revenue-based financing,

  • Her “aha” moment on Dragon’s Den that led to founding ClearCo

  • The top three marketing metrics for DTC brands

  • When accepting VC money makes sense for founders

Thank you for listening!