The Founders’ Lunch Series, hosted by Volition Capital (by invitation only) co-founder, Ryan Cohen, reveals lessons learned in building a multi-billion-dollar business.

In 2011, “Mr. Chewy” was just an idea. Today, is a household name and a well-loved brand (not to mention a $12B public company). Join Larry Cheng, original investor and Chewy board member, as he and co-founder, Ryan, discuss the many pivotal decisions they faced along the journey to build Chewy into what it is today.

We’ll cover:

  • how to delight your customers and engender best-in-class customer loyalty

  • how to make working capital work for your business

  • tactics for rapidly scaling an organization with premier talent

  • strategies for competing against and beating Amazon

  • the things we would have done differently in hindsight

Discussion will be followed by Q&A and lunch.



When: 7/16, 11:30 - 1:30

Where: The Garden Rooms at The Standard Hotel, High Line (69 Little West 12th Street between Washington and 10th Avenue)

Please note this location has its own private entrance separate from the hotel

Notes: RSVP required; please inform us of any food allergies.

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Who will be there: Larry Cheng, Ryan Cohen and members of the Volition community.