Bloomberg, Cornell Tech, & Tech:NYC invite you to tune in for the latest installment of the Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Speaker Series, featuring Niraj Shah, co-founder, CEO & Co-Chairman of Wayfair, in conversation with Scarlet Fu of Bloomberg Television.
Niraj Shah co-founded Wayfair in 2002 with Steve Conine, whom he first met while still in high school. The two attended Cornell University & started multiple businesses together after graduation. In fact, Shah & Conine launched 250 different websites, each focused on a different product category of homewares, & it wasn't until 2011 when they consolidated them on Wayfair.com that the company took on its current name. Wayfair has since become the largest online retailer of home furnishings with a catalogue of over 14 million products. The company went public in 2014.
This year, Wayfair has enjoyed tremendous growth, with sales surging as consumers have been spending more time in their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic & spending more money to furnish those homes. Wayfair's share price is now up about 10 times from its March low. This fall, Shah became a member of the Cornell Tech Council, the school's equivalent of a board.
We hope you'll join us for this conversation, in which Shah & Fu will discuss Shah's persistence as an entrepreneur, the role that Cornell played in launching his career, his nearly two-decade leadership of Wayfair, & how he's helped the company navigate & thrive during the current global pandemic.
After you register, you'll receive an email on the morning of November 23rd with a link to watch the broadcast.
About Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg
Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg is a speaker series that convenes leading figures in global technology for monthly conversations to produce new insights & raise compelling questions. Hosted by Bloomberg, this collaboration between Cornell Tech, Tech:NYC & Bloomberg brings together Bloomberg employees, students, faculty & alumni from the Cornell Tech community, & members of New York's greater technology community to hear from entrepreneurs, investors, & thinkers.