Carlos is the definition of a serial entrepreneur. He has started over ten companies and many of which have exited. I first learned about Carlos back around the year 1999, as I was still cutting my teeth as a recruiter during the internet 1.0 era. He was the founder of a company called Opus360, a professional services automation software company that went public.
After numerous startups later like CourseAdvisor, APT, OrionCKB, and others… his latest venture is Thrasio, which could be the biggest opportunity yet.
Thrasio is the fastest-growing acquirer of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) businesses. The company recently closed $110M in financing at a valuation of almost $800M and it's just a couple of years old. As you’ll hear from our discussion, it is a business that just makes sense in terms of how they are leveraging their knowledge from previous companies to build this consumer company at such a rapid pace.
In this episode of our podcast, we cover:
- Carlos’ background and his unique major at MIT.
- The story of Opus360 and why he decided to travel cross country on a motorcycle afterward.
- A journey through lots of the companies that Carlos has started.
- A deep dive into Thrasio and its business model.
- Advice for founders during the acquisition process.
- And so much more.