Jacob Cohen Donnelly: On your about page, you say that you launched They Got Acquired because you had gone through two exits in six years and realize there were no good resources for entrepreneurs like you, AKA, those not trying to build unicorns. Can you talk about your media career and how it set you up to create They Got Acquired?
Alexis Grant: Yes, so my first exit was a content marketing agency and it was a small exit. This is the first time I really started running a business. My background is in journalism. After I worked in journalism for a few years, I got the bug to start running my own thing, and I started. I started as a freelancer, like many people do, and turn that into a small content marketing agency. That ended up being acquired by one of our clients. At the time, we ran blogs for other businesses. This was in like 2010, from 2010 to 2015.
Ben Clymer is founder and CEO of Hodinkee, a media and commerce company dedicated to the luxury watch market. What started as a personal blog thanks to a watch from his grandfather has turned into a highly respected business that can sell millions of dollars in watches in minutes.
In this episode, we went through the many different facets of the business, but a few things jumped out to me…