From Kickstarter to Enterprise
April 12, 2017
How one Badger built a unique, profitable company without taking venture capital:
Over the last six years, Pete Dering and his team at Peak Design have built a well-known camera accessories brand from the ground up, leveraging the Kickstarter fundraising platform. With $13M raised over 5 Kickstarters, Peak Design has created an assortment of accessories including a successful line of outdoor bags and backpacks. In addition, Peak has moved from simple distribution and sales channels to a global supply chain and mass distribution.They've recently signed a major agreement with the global retail brand REI, Inc. and expect to continue this positive momentum.
Pete has been featured in Forbes, Inc, and TechCrunch not only for his success but also his unique growth philosophy which centers on employees retaining ownership, high levels of autonomy, focused growth and hiring. Pete has a number of long-time friends (and Badgers) working with him in key roles of the company.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Palo Alto! RSVP today so we can advise our hosts, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, and Rosati, of the head count.
Host: Mark Reinstra
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304