You probably know Daymond John from ABC's hit show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch a panel of investors (Robert Herjavec, Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin Harrington, and Daymond John) for investment dollars. On the show he's well known as a multi-millionaire investor, but he's also an author, a motivational speaker, and the founder and CEO of international clothing brand FUBU. You can catch the season premier of Shark Tank Season 3 on Friday January 20th at 8pm EST.
Today, we're happy to announce our partnership with Daymond John as a Shopify brand ambassador. Looking at Daymond's rise to riches it's clear he epitomizes the American Dream - he started from simple means in 1992 by borrowing $40 to buy fabric to sew some hats together with his next-door neighbour. They sewed 80 hats and sold them for $10 each - making $800 in one day. To date the company he founded, FUBU, has sold over $6 billion in apparel.
When Daymond started his career as a young entrepreneur, ecommerce didn't exist. He made his first sales, the $10 hats, in front of the old New York Coliseum, and relied entirely on oldschool word of mouth marketing. Things certainly have changed. Now, in addition to Shark Tank and FUBU, Daymond is advising clients all over the world with his company Shark Branding, and will be helping entrepreneurs start their business online with Shopify.
Here's a video clip of Daymond announcing his partnership with Shopify. You can get more information or start an online store here.