Entrepreneur. Thiel Fellow.
Forbes 30 Under 30.
James Kawas is the co-Founder & CEO of Flyp, a technology company empowering the secondhand gig economy and expanding the apparel resale market. James previously started Saily Inc, a company that developed one of the top-ranking secondhand shopping apps in the US. (The Saily team joined Japan's billion-dollar commerce giant Mercari, Inc ahead of its IPO). A recipient of the $100K Thiel Fellowship grant and a college dropout, the 23-year-old's work has attracted press attention from around the world and has been featured in publications like Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, and VICE. James is on the list of Forbes 30 Under 30 and has been honored "Young Entrepreneur Of The Year" in 2016 by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Industry expertise: Secondhand marketplaces, Classifieds, Consignment, Resale, E-commerce, Local marketplaces, Poshmark, eBay, Mercari, Offer Up, Depop, Craigslist, Thred Up, Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, Naspers OLX, etc...
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