Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil was the second employee at Pinterest but left before his stock vested to start Gumroad, an online platform that helps creators sell products directly to consumers.

Founded in 2011, the company took angel, then venture, funding from names including Max Levchin and Kleiner Perkins to scale, grow and become a unicorn business. In 2016, having failed to raise further funding, the company moved from 25 employees to one, Sahil, who radically rethought the purpose of the company. Since then, the revenue generated by creators on the platform have grown to over $10 million per month and while there are 25 or so people working with the company, none are full time. The company does not hold meetings or set deadlines.

Talks by Sahil Lavingia

The Pros and Cons of Setting your own Goals as an EntrepreneurApril 2021

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