Gosh(Posh), It’s been a Ten Year Journey to IPO: Tales from Partnering with Poshmark

January 14, 2021 – I first met Manish Chandra, Poshmark Co-founder and CEO, in 2004. We were both charter members of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), a pioneering community organization for Indian-American technology entrepreneurs. We hit it off, as we were both technologists who were fascinated by business and wanted to create industry-defining companies. Our interaction grew through sounding board conversations about Manish’s first start-up, social shopping discovery service Kaboodle (aka Pinterest of 2004), and deepened into a company building collaboration in 2010, the year before he founded Poshmark.  In 2010, Manish had identified that the iPhone and Instagram would serve as consumer behavior accelerators for mobile and social commerce. Fashion was a multi-trillion dollar industry that had not leveraged technology and the sharing economy was ...

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