MN E-comm Captains: Chris Carey, Modern Automotive Performance

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chriscareyThanks to local startup CartStack for underwriting our new MN E-Comm Captains series focused on leaders in the online retail sector.

Chris Carey is the CEO of Modern Automotive Performance founded in 2006 and located in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

In 2011, at age 22, Carey had grown his online retailer to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America at #403.  Last year, Modern Automotive Performance exceeded $15M revenue, a 35% increase YoY.

He’ll be speaking to his success in person at the next Twin Cities E-commerce meetup 2/28.

What exactly do you sell online?

Automotive performance parts, primarily for two specific niche vehicles – though we also sell parts for other vehicles. Our focus thus far has been on sport compact turbocharged vehicles.

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When and how did you get started in this niche?

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