Fab.com, a leading destination for design and ecommerce. Recently soaring to 4.8 million members and scooping up a high-profile partnership with the queen of pop, Fab.com is on a winning streak. Said to be part of the "next wave of ecommerce" by Fast Company, Fab took the tech world by storm after its launch in June 2011 and is currently hailed as the fastest growing ecommerce site on the planet, projecting $100 million in revenue this year and already expanding to Europe. What’s behind the design-focused retailer’s meteoric rise? Industry insiders point to a magic formula of maniacal focus on customer service, heavy social media integration and the site’s air of “discoverability.” Whatever the ingredients, Fab could be on its way to becoming the world’s most valuable design resource. Join us for a conversation with Fab founder and CEO Goldberg on the rise of curated content, social shopping and the next phase of ecommerce."
Prior to founding Fab, Jason was Chief Product Officer at XING AG and before then he was founder and CEO at socialmedian (sold to XING AG) and Jobster. In a prior life, Jason spent 6 years working 100 hours a week for Bill Clinton in the White House.
Jason is also an investor in and Board Member at RJ Metrics. Notable prior investments: TweetDeck.
Jason is a product guy. He loves to blog, loves transparency, and loves trying to make people smile.
Sarah Lacy is the founder and editor-in-chief of PandoDaily.
She is an award winning journalist and author of two critically acclaimed books, "Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0" (Gotham Books, May 2008) and "Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos" (Wiley, February 2011).
She has been covering technology news for over 15 years, most recently as a senior editor for TechCrunch.
Bradford Shane Shellhammer
Bradford grew up in Baltimore and currently lives in New York City. He has degrees from Goucher College and Parsons The New School for Design. He has launched retail concepts for both Blu Dot and Design Within Reach and contributes to Sundance Channel, Full Frontal Fashion, and Dwell. His homes have been featured in The New York Times, Time Out New York and Dwell. He owns 137 pairs of shoes and has a weakness for paisley, all things Eames, and Scandinavian electro-pop.
When asked if Fab.com could have been built in Silicon Valley, co-founders Jason Goldberg and Bradford Shellhammer respond with an, "I don't think so." "There is a reason we were founded in New York," says Goldberg. Shellhammer adds, "I think New York is a design city."