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Jack Greco Builds A Unicorn Company In Buffalo

Ambition Today, Startup Stories with Kevin Siskar

Release Date: 11/06/2020

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From growing up on a dairy farm, to a successful entrepreneur with hundreds of employees, meet our next guest, Jack Greco. Greco co-founded ACV Auctions, an online auction dealer platform, which was last valued at $1.5B. He never thought that he would be the person to co-found Buffalo’s first unicorn startup in 2014. The great part is the story behind his success. He later reveals to Kevin that he has been fired from every job before he became a founder, and what kicked him in gear, was learning that he had a baby on the way. Every success story is different, and I think this is great for our audience to hear, and prove to you, never give up, or think that you are not worth something because you got fired! Pick your feet up and move on!

As of 2018, Greco left ACV Auctions and is now an angel investor. To date, he has invested in over 50 companies and is trying his hardest to maintain a quality work-life balance for his son.

Topics Discussed:

  • A little background on Jack Greco

  • Unicorn Start-Up

  • Angel investing in 50 companies

  • Working with others

  • Covid effects on the world

  • Work-life balance

  • Mental Health

  • Having a coach is so important

  • Buffalo Bridge

Quote of the Episode:

“This [ACV Auctions] is a great learning experience, and it will shape who I am going to be as an investor, a mentor, executive, father, for the rest of my life.” - Jack Greco

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