Tracy Sun is a fashion-tech powerhouse changing the way we shop. She is the Co-Founder and VP of Merchandising at Poshmark, a fashion re-selling platform that supports sustainability and community. In episode two, you’ll hear from Tracy about her multiple life pivots and learnings, including why it’s OK to not really know where you’re going. Tracy walks us through how she went from studying to become a neurosurgeon, to moving across the country without a network, to her first YOLO moment that she now calls “one of the most spectacular failures” of her life, and ultimately, Poshmark! Listen to this episode to hear the #BTS of growing a team and gain insight into how Tracy maintains her calm and collected nature through the ups & downs.We’ll also hear from LIVELY ambassador and plant doctor/stylist Maryah Greene, who founded Greene Piece to help match people with the right plants for their space and landed an amazing feature on Good Morning America for her work!Tracy’s LIVELY Spotlight: Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix AND Lauren Haber Jonas of Part & ParcelMichelle’s LIVELY Spotlight: Rachel Schwartzmann of The Style LineYou can follow Tracy on Instagram @Poshmark and @Tracy_SunThe LIVELY Podcast is hosted by its CEO & Founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant.Produced by @ArcCreativePod with @RoseEReid and Sabine Jansen.Special thanks to our LIVELY team.If you liked this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to tell a friend about it! We love this community and want to make sure we reach as many friends as possible :) For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram @wearlively
Tracy Sun, Cofounder and SVP of New Markets at Poshmark: “Failure’s kind of like a hike. When you’re doing it, it really sucks.”
Skimm'd from the Couch
Tracy Sun is an expert at making big changes in her career. She started off as a neuroscience researcher. Casual. But then she decided to follow her passion for fashion and business. Throughout her career, she’s helped start – and grow – several companies. Today, she’s the founder and Senior VP of New Markets at Poshmark, the platform that helps 40 million people buy and sell their clothes and accessories online. One of us is a superfan. On the couch, Tracy talks to us about finding a cofounder, managing a team through the failure of her first business, and not being afraid of the things she doesn’t know.PS: What we’re reading this week: NBC correspondent Jean Chatzky’s new book, “Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve.” Get it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tracy Sun may be at the helm of the impressive fashion-tech startup Poshmark, but she doesn't consider herself a "fashion person." She studied biology and psychology in college with the intention of pursuing a career in neuroscience. Little did she know that she would trade medical school for business school and leave behind New York City for the tech mecca that is Silicon Valley. Sun explains how she made the transition from science to startup in episode 12 of Second Life.
Tracy Sun was an aspiring neurosurgeon until an internship at a fashion startup changed everything. Today, she's the Co-founder and VP of Merchandising of Poshmark, the largest social commerce marketplace for buying and selling. Under her leadership, the company has raised nearly $160 million in funding to date. On this episode, she talks about changing her path from pre-med to fashion and tech, dealing with failure when her first startup went under, that time USPS almost shut them down and how entrepreneurs are building careers through the Poshmark app. Congratulations to our No Limits Entrepreneur of the Week: Co-Founder of Berk Boys Holdings LLC (Berk Boys Ice Cream) with her 7-year-old son Ryan, and President of R&J Advisory Group, Inc.Find out more: http://berkboys.com/Want to be a featured NLEOTW? Know someone who should? Send your nominations to NoLimitswithRJPodcast@Gmail.comDont forget to subscribe and leave us a review! Its easy! Click here: http://bit.ly/2ks4f90ABOUT REBECCA JARVIS: Rebecca Jarvis is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the Chief Biz, Tech and Econ correspondent for ABC News.
Electric Runway Episode 14: Tracy Sun: "Fashion is Connection"
Electric Runway Podcast
Electric Runway founder Amanda Cosco takes you inside Silicon Valley to the Poshmark headquarters to meet co-founder Tracy Sun. Poshmark is a leading platform for buying and selling fashion. Poshmark invites you to shop the closets of women across America, and gives you the opportunity to sell items from your closet. While the company may have emerged as a pioneer of recommence —that is, the reselling of used goods online—today, four-and-a-half years later, the company has its sights set on something much bigger.