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Wednesday 4 November 202017.00
 
 
Introducing our first official event of the year, RLBS is proud to be hosting Simon Beckerman, the founder of Depop! 
 
Depop is a social shopping platform that’s a little bit eBay and a little bit Instagram. In fact, the app is designed to closely mimic the latter. The app lets users upload pictures of items they want to sell to their profile, while building a feed with products they want to buy. Items can then be purchased directly through the app and Depop takes care of the transaction via PayPal – in the last year alone, downloads of the app have reached 1.8 million.
 
Depop is growing rapidly in Europe and they’ve recently hired the former general manager of Reddit, Erik Martin, to run its US operation. They’ve also secured an investment of $8m (£5m) from Balderton Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures. The platform envisions creating a new generation of teen entrepreneurs, and the company works hard to highlight them. Depop also squares well with many young people’s more fluid view of ownership. You can buy a top and wear it for a season (or just for an Instagram post), then turn around and sell it to someone else.
 
To learn more about the business, how it all started and where it’s going next, we will be having a live Q&A with the brain behind it all- Simon Beckerman. This is your opportunity to learn, engage and get inspiration from the man behind it all, to progress in your own career and entrepreneurial goals.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
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