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Harvard University 1995


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Tony Hsieh

Tony originally got involved with Zappos as an advisor and investor in 1999, about 2 months after the company was founded. Over time, Tony ended up spending more and more time with the company because it was both the most fun and the most promising out of all the companies that he was involved with. He eventually joined Zappos full time in 2000. Under his leadership, Zappos has grown gross merchandise sales from $1.6M in 2000 to $840M in 2007 by focusing relentlessly on customer service.

Tony focuses on continuing to grow the business at a rapid pace while maintaining the culture and feel of a small company. Prior to joining Zappos, Tony co-founded Venture Frogs with Alfred Lin. Venture Frogs is an incubator and investment firm that invested in Internet startups, including Ask Jeeves, Tellme Networks, and of course, Prior to Venture Frogs, Tony co-founded LinkExchange, an advertising network that was successfully sold to Microsoft for $265M in 1998.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Meetup 2/2014Venture Round3
Primeloop 1/2014Seed$300k7
OrderWithMe 12/2013Series B$6M6
Project 100 9/2013Venture Round$3M2
Primeloop 6/2013Seed$175k4
PandoDaily 5/2013Seed$3M18
Tech Cocktail 5/2013Seed$2.5M1
Iora Health 4/2013Series B$14M4
Project 100 3/2013Venture Round$550k1
Zirtual 1/2013Series A$2M3
uBeam 7/2012Seed$750k8
Rumgr 2/2012Seed$500k4
ecomom 12/2011Series A$4M19
NSFW Corporation 10/2011Seed2
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Zappos 5/2002Series C$7.5M1



    Ticket Cake Announces Seed Funding ( [edit]
  1. Bent on Staying Private, Meetup Closes Secondary Round ( [edit]
  2. AngelList ( [edit]
  3. Closes $6M Series B Funding ( [edit]
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  5. AngelList ( [edit]
  6. PandoDaily Adds Redpoint, Brings Funding to $3M ( [edit]
  7. Tech Cocktail nabs $2.5M to become the ‘leaders’ of VegasTech ( [edit]
  8. Iora Health Raises $14M Series B Financing ( [edit]
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  10. Zirtual Raises $2M From Mayfield, Tony Hsieh To Match Professionals With Virtual Executive Assistants ( [edit]
  11. uBeam Raises 750k from FF Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, CrunchFund and Angels ( [edit]
  12. Garage Sale App Rumgr Raises $500K From Zappos CEO (And Others) ( [edit]
  13. Health Conscious Mom Commerce Site Ecomom Raises A Healthy $4 Million ( [edit]
  14. Paul Carr's "The New Gambit" Wants To Be "The Economist," But Funny (And Tablet-Only!) ( [edit]
  15. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names ( [edit]
  16. Zappos [edit]
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