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Episode 71

Andres Izquieta

Co-Founder/CEO of @FiveFour.

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Andres Izquieta is the co-founder, creative director, and CEO of FiveFour, the first subscription-based service for men's clothing. Andres helped start FiveFour over 10 years ago as a school project with a very different business model. Through ups-and-downs, Andres and FiveFour eventually pivoted into an e-commerce subscription model. Andres joins us to share more about how they helped pioneer this model, what makes it so successful, how they grew to over 60,000 subscribers in less than 3 years, what other startups can learn from their model and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Andres.
  • Learn more about Five Four.
  • Learn more about e-commerce, fashion, and how FiveFour grew to over 60,000+ subscriptions.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Andres Izquieta is the co-founder, creative director, and CEO of FiveFour, the first subscription-based service for men's clothing.

Andres helped start FiveFour over 10 years ago as a school project with a very different business model. Through ups-and-downs, Andres and FiveFour eventually pivoted into an e-commerce subscription model.

Andres joins us to share more about how they helped pioneer this model, what makes it so successful, how they grew to over 60,000 subscribers in less than 3 years, what other startups can learn from their model and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • Why Andres started FiveFour and how they helped pioneer the subscription model.
  • How Andres and FiveFour bootstrapped their way to over 60,000 subscribers.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:46
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

3:35
What is Five Four and what motivated you to start it?

6:24
Where the did name and brand come from?

7:22
FiveFour is a bootstrapped company with over 60,000 subscribers. How did you managed to grow to this level?

8:52
This past spring FiveFour announce a clothing line in partnership with Marvel. How did the partnership come about?

10:35
What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learnt about e-commerce and apparel businesses?

18:55
In April 2014, you launched (as the creator, executive producer & co-star) Weekend Fix on Esquire Network. How did you create this opportunity?

20:04
What’s are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used?

36:26
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

39:07
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Andres on Twitter
FiveFour on Twitter
FiveFour on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, & Books

Snapchat
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
Uber
Lyft
PostMates
Instacart
Nest

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