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WANTD

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The first sneaker marketplace built for power resellers

WANTD is the first sneaker marketplace built specifically for power resellers, who hold 80% of the secondary sneaker market supply. These power sellers are looking for ways to bulk manage their inventory while preserving their brand identity online, helping them move inventory quickly and efficiently. WANTD provides a platform for live video auctions, virtual storefronts, and bulk listing tools so that these resellers can move inventory in minutes, not weeks, and earn profits 45% higher than existing marketplaces. We launched our marketplace and one-click listing service for power sellers 4 weeks ago and have already done more than $100K GMV, growing 85% MoM. WANTD is backed by Slow Ventures, Hedgebay, and Y-Combinator (W22).

WANTD
Founded:2021
Team Size:4
Location:Los Angeles, CA

Active Founders

Don Engel

I have 7+ years of experience as a full stack software engineer, and nearly a decade in streetwear and collectibles. Prior to WANTD, I spent several years working for companies such as JP Morgan and IBM. I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA, and hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Don Engel
Don Engel
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Quyen Hua

My name is Quyen Hua, most people just call me Q for short. I am the Head of Design at WANTD. I currently reside in Annandale, Virginia about 12 miles southwest of Washington, DC with my wife and 9-year-old son. I started my career as a graphic designer for boutique creative agencies for 10 years and spent the second half of my career as a UI/UX designer. My passion lies in designing intuitive and productive software to solve today's complex business and day-to-day problems.

Quyen Hua
Quyen Hua
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Ricky Nariani

President and Co-Founder of WANTD. I'm a New York boy and diehard sneaker collector with almost 30 years experience in the space. Prior to starting WANTD, I spent 15 years in Corporate Strategy and M&A for various Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Shell, Xylem, and Suncor. Currently, residing in Los Angeles, California. Hold an MBA and an undergraduate in Finance.

Ricky Nariani
Ricky Nariani
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Bill Newhart

I am the Head of Finance & Operations at WANTD where I oversee and manage the company's financial and operational resources, working capital budget, and performance metrics. I have five years of private markets investment experience, where I have sourced, conducted due diligence, and executed various types of transactions.

Bill Newhart
Bill Newhart
WANTD