Startups E2E Women

Starting a business is tough, but winding one down after years of effort can be equally challenging.

How do you handle the tough conversation with your customers? Your stakeholders? Yourself?

Amber Gunn Thomas created an online business around the DIY economy.  The Patchery was a marketplace that enabled everyday people to be part of the creative process without having to be an amazing artist, or designer. After being full time on the Patchery for three years, since April 2014, Amber made the decision to cease operations in the spring of 2017.

In this Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur series curated by Sean Higgins and underwritten by Router Ventures, she talks for the first time about lessons learned and what the process was like for her:

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The Inspectorio brothers (L-R) Carlos, Fernando and Luis Moncayo Castillo moved their company – and their lives – to Minneapolis following the Techstars + Target Retail Accelerator class of 2016.

Since that integration, the quality and compliance software startup has been booming every sense, attracting an initial $3.7m seed round in early 2017 with a follow-on $10m series A announced this past week.

We talk with Cofounder and CMO Fernando Moncayo Castillo about what’s going on with Inspectorio right now:

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