Startup Grind

Why Hiring The Right People Is Essential With Nick Huzar (OfferUp)

Aug. 5, 2015

Today we have the CEO and co-founder of OfferUp Nick Huzar. 
OfferUp is a platform that aims to create the simplest and safest marketplace to buy and sell locally. OfferUp has grown rapidly to become the largest peer to peer mobile marketplace in the country. Previously, Nick was co-founder and CTO of Konnects, Inc, an early social networking startup where he raised $6M in capital and scaled to over 1M users within 18months. Earlier in his Career Nick held positions at T-Mobile and Microsoft.
As a new father with a pile of unwanted things, Nick Huzar realized that there was no easy way to buy and sell locally. With that motivation, OfferUp was born with one mission in mind: to make buying and selling locally as easy as taking a photo. 
In this interview Nick discusses the importance of company culture and how being a good leader involves hiring the right people and getting out of their way.

Nick is interviewed in Seattle by Startup Grind's Seattle chapter director Mike Grabham

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