Originally called SunDots, Sundaily provides ingestible skincare gummies that protect and repair your skin. In this episode, Chris shares with us his entrepreneurial journey from studying Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design, to getting fired from his job and meeting his co-founder, to crowdfunding over $100,000 to launch his business, and ultimately getting acquired by the leading eCommerce platform for natural home and personal care products, Grove Collaborative. Tune in to hear about all of this and more.
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“If I really cared about making a difference in people's lives, I needed to be as comfortable designing the business model as the object itself.”
"Maybe you're just not made to work for other people.”
“Emilia... I have a super vivid memory of this exact conversation. We're in this teeny little conference room, and she's like, "By the way, I got my own ideas, and the one I'm most excited about is ingestible sun protection."
“The beauty of entrepreneurship is that the answer is never obvious, and there's no answer that's ever like the best clearly. So it's a judgment call.”
“There are two main kinds of risk in any entrepreneurial effort. There's technology risk. Can it exist? And then there's commercial risk. Can you sell it?”
“If I won't die for the problem, it's going to be really hard for me to lead the company.”
“I was so fired up about the thing we were doing that I underestimated the likelihood that we could end up in a place very different from where we started.”
“It's kind of lame, but “know thyself.” If you don't know what you want in life, man, it's so hard to go get it.”