Blue Apron co-founder shares 2 lessons he learned building a $2 billion start-up

Blue Apron co-founder shares 2 lessons he learned building a $2 billion start-up 600 400 C-Suite Network

It’s an exciting day for the co-founders of meal-kit subscription-box company Blue Apron, which made its debut this morning on the New York Stock Exchange.

Nearly five years ago, the company was just an idea the three young men were tossing around. In a 2016 interview with CNBC, co-founder and CTO Ilia Papas brought us back to the beginning and shared two important lessons he learned while building the $2 billion startup:

In August 2012, Papas and co-founders Matt Salzberg and Matt Wadiak got 20 of their closest friends and family members to try the first version of their product, boxing up the food by hand in their New York City apartment. Blue Apron’s prototype was a success.

“When we decided to do Blue Apron and we told our…

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