Gumroad, Business Development, and Hustle with Ryan Delk

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Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Ryan Delk, head of Growth/Business Development at GumRoad.

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Ryan is a stud. I met him 6 weeks ago and could tell immediately that a) he gets it and b) he’s a doer. He was an early employee at GumRoad and dropped out of college to join the team. In their first year, they’ve raised over 8 millions bucks from Silicon Valley’s finest and seen awesome growth in transactions/users.

In this interview we chat about:

  • What GumRoad is and how it’s changing the way commerce is done online
  • What Business Development at GumRoad means (like doing deals with Enimem, Ellie Goulding and other cool peeps)
  • How a little startup can get deals with major record labels and agencies
  • Some insight into¬†“The Neighborhood Tactic” – a personal fav
  • How he convinced Sahil, GumRoad’s founder who was Pinterest’s first developer to hire him even though he was a college kid with limited experience. Note he used the Proof Approach!
  • The biggest lessons he’s learned about company building and business development

This is good stuff you don’t want to miss out on so tune in below.

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If you haven’t checked out GumRoad yet, I highly encourage you to head on over. I’m going to start selling mi loot with it soon : ) Tell your friends who create any type of digital product to take a gander too.

You can follow Ryan on twitter at @Delk or connect with him via email here. He’s definitely worth getting to know!

Do you know a youngish badass whose story or life you’re curious about? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see if I can cajole them to have a fireside chat with me over orange soda. J.K. I’m all about sparkling water.

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