Andy Dunn, founder and CEO of Bonobos Inc., presents on the challenges of building a profitable, lasting e-commerce company. In two decades of e-commerce in the US, we have produced only two standalone e-commerce companies of meaningful enterprise value: Amazon and eBay. One went public in 1997, the other in 1998. What gives? The problem with e-commerce is that the joy of the consumer experience, extraordinary top-line growth, and market share theft are not yet met by strong business fundamentals for standalone e-commerce players.
Andy Dunn (Founder and CEO at Bonobos Inc.)
Andy Dunn is co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, now the largest apparel brand in the United States ever launched over the web. Dunn’s innovative business model, driven by a great user experience and ninja customer service, has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, and Inc Magazine. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Fox, Reuters and The Today Show. Dunn was a featured speaker at the Internet Retailer Conference and has spoken previously at Women’s Wear Daily Men’s Wear Summit, the University Private Equity Summit and the L2 Innovation Conference at NYU.
Prior to Bonobos, Dunn worked as a private equity analyst at Wind Point Partners and as a consultant at Bain & Company in the U.S. and Latin America. Dunn graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2007 where he was one of five classmates nominated for the Arbuckle Award. He earned his bachelor degree in economics and history from Northwestern University in 2000. Andy is a founding board member of education social enterprise Blue Engine and the founder of Red Swan Ventures, an angel investment firm focused on building great consumer Internet companies. While he lives in the West Village, he remains a loyal Cubs fan.