Shopify President Harley Finkelstein Joins Me on Panic with Friends to Discuss the Future of E-Commerce and Positioning Shopify as the Go-To Platform for Entrepreneurs


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I love $SHOP

I have owned it since 2016.

I promise you will enjoy to this fun conversation I had with Harley Finkelstein the long time Shopify President.

What’s the Panic About:

I’ll jump on any opportunity to bring a fellow Jewish Canadian who shares my love of startups and tech on as a podcast guest. So after sliding into Shopify president Harley Finkelstein’s Twitter DMs and a couple calls later, I got to do just that. Harley’s hustle, spirit and overall success story perfectly embody Shopify’s mission. At only 35 years old, Harley is leading a company that has collectively driven more than $40 billion worth of sales and holds the title of “second largest check-out in America” after Amazon. On top of that, the stock currently sits at approximately $1,400. Not too shabby! But Harley doesn’t want Shopfiy to just be an e-commerce/retail company; he wants it to be the go-to place for entrepreneurs. Shopify has become one of those companies I feel like I understand. I hope after listening to this episode you’ll also understand Shopify and why I love it so much. In this episode, Harley and I chat about Shopify’s journey and success, his career path, law school, turning passion projects into the next big thing, scalability, the evolution of e-commerce and retail, entrepreneurship and more. Enjoy!

You can listen here on Spotify or here on Apple.

PS – This summer I had Alex Danco on the podcast to talk Shopify Money. (Read more...)