Episode 100

Defining Modern Day Startups with Nick Swinmurn – Founder of Zappos.com

This week on The Exit: the story of a revolutionary startup. Picture this: it’s 1999 and you desperately want to buy a pair of shoes, so you go to the mall. But you can’t find the colour you want in any shop. What would you do next? If you are Nick Swinmurn, you decide to launch an online startup connecting people with shoes – Zappos.com. The business boomed, and was soon known worldwide for its unique company culture and customer service. Then it was acquired by Amazon for a stellar amount. But not before Nick decided to exit… find out the full story now.

Nick Swinmurn is the current CEO of Hellebore Broadcasting Company where they are leveraging storytelling and emerging technology to create a web3 universe and empower new business opportunities. Nick also has a new podcast called Coasthawk Talk, where he interviews some of the world’s most interesting athletes and entrepreneurs about their lives and business ventures. Check the links below to listen now!

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/swinmurn/

Twitter – @Coasthawk – https://twitter.com/coasthawk

Website – https://hellebore.xyz/

Nick Swinmurn’s Coasthawk Talk Podcast:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1tfkHZvJPW8N9xdTz2RWnI

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coasthawk-talk/id1630484012

The Exit Meetups – https://flippa.com/the-exit-meetups/


The Exit—Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. To listen to the podcast or get daily listing updates, click on flippa.com/the-exit-podcast/


Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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