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Mariam Naficy

Mariam Naficy is the founder and CEO of Minted, an online marketplace for artists and designers with nine-figure revenue. Her first startup, Eve.com, launched at the height of the dot-com boom and sold for over $100 million.

“You’ve got to factor in all the failures and all the optimizations that really kill great entrepreneurs and businesses all the time.”

— Mariam Naficy
Featured in these episodes:
Mariam Naficy, guest
May 10, 2017

Think you’ve raised enough money for your startup? Think again. You’ll face a minefield of unexpected expenses — and opportunities. So raise more money than you think you need — possibly a lot more. MInted founder & CEO Mariam Naficy shares her white-knuckle experiences founding startups that survived two financial crashes – online cosmetic company Eve.com in the ’90s, and the design boutique Minted.com today.

Mariam Naficy, cameo
June 28, 2017

Strong company cultures emerge when every employee feels they own the culture — and this begins even before the first job interview. CEO Reed Hastings has built a high-performing culture at Netflix by being upfront about who they are and who they aren’t. The company’s famous culture deck offers a 100-slide description of how Netflix sees itself. It won’t appeal to everyone — and that’s the point. If you can define your culture, while resonating with a diverse group of employees, you have a winning formula.