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Tom Szaky Shares Thoughts on Venture Capital Firms

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  • Date Added : 3/17/2007
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Tom Szaky

  • Co-founder, TerraCycle
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1982 (Age: 38 years old)
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Biography

Tom Szaky is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TerraCycle, Inc., producer of the worlds first product made from and packaged in waste.

At 14, Szaky started his first business, a web design company called Flyte Design, which employed three associates and earned its young proprietor a five-figure income. Szaky then engaged in the start-up of three small dot.com companies: Werehome.com (an online home improvement site), piority.com (an online fundraising school), and studentmarks.com (an online grade tracking software).

In 2002, Szaky took a leave of absence from Princeton University to dedicate himself full-time to starting TerraCycle, Inc., beginning as a 2 man outfit in the crowded basement of an old office building in Princeton. Today TerraCycle occupies a 20,000 sq. ft. factory in an urban enterprise zone in Trenton, NJ, where it employs over 20 workers and makes and ships its unique consumer products to WalMart Canada, Whole Foods, Home Depot, and other major retail stores.

VCs are funds, right, usually run by banking type individuals, you know, sometimes entrepreneurs and there are great VCs and those are the ones to go after, like JH run by entrepreneurs get it, you know, run by a guy who knows you know, what it's like to go through what I'm going through or what som...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 25 Tom Szaky Provides Background of Company, TerraCycle
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 0 min. 56 sec.
Video 2 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses TerraCycle's Corporate Growth
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 8 sec.
Video 3 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Triple Bottom Line and Reality That Everyone Can Win
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 12 sec.
Video 4 of 25 Tom Szaky States Reality That There Are Many Small Eco-Friendly Companies In Marketplace
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 14 sec.
Video 5 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Concept Behind Bottle Brigade
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 2 min. 30 sec.
Video 6 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Concept of Zero Footprint Foundation
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 0 min. 52 sec.
Video 7 of 25 Tom Szaky Shares Thoughts on Marketing Organic and Non-Toxic Products
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 20 sec.
Video 8 of 25 Tom Szaky States Reality That Company Strategies Are Continually Evolving
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/07
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 44 sec.
Video 9 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Concept of Reinventing Consumer Products With Eco-Friendly Focus
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 2 sec.
Video 10 of 25 Tom Szaky States Biggest Challenge Is Getting Consumer To Pick The TerraCycle Product For The First Time
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 0 min. 56 sec.
Video 11 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses PR Possibilities From TerraCycle's Story
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 11 sec.
Video 12 of 25 Tom Szaky States That Press Releases Are More Interesting When They Are About The Story and Not the Numbers
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 47 sec.
Video 13 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Importance of Always Learning
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
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  • 0 min. 41 sec.
Video 14 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Challenges In Providing Products To Big Box Stores As Well As Independent Stores
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 21 sec.
Video 15 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Recent Venture Capital Deal With Green Angels
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 8 sec.
Video 16 of 25 Tom Szaky Shares Thoughts on Venture Capital Firms
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 2 sec.
Video 17 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Funding Process at TerraCycle
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 52 sec.
Video 18 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Growth and Evolution At TerraCycle
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 34 sec.
Video 19 of 25 Tom Szaky States Through Failure Comes Experience and Learning
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
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  • 0 min. 48 sec.
Video 20 of 25 Tom Szaky States Importance of Big Companies Keeping Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
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  • 0 min. 47 sec.
Video 21 of 25 Tom Szaky Questions Whether a Mistake Is A Mistake If You Take Something Away From It
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
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  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 22 of 25 Tom Szaky Discusses Launch Of TerraCycle Reality Show
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
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  • 0 min. 47 sec.
Video 23 of 25 Tom Szaky States Product Development Will Happen In Concentric Circles
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 4 sec.
Video 24 of 25 Tom Szaky Shares Thoughts on Inventory Management
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
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  • 0 min. 33 sec.
Video 25 of 25 Tom Szaky Shares Thoughts on Eco-Capitalism
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 0 min. 40 sec.

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Tom Szaky Shares Thoughts on Venture Capital Firms
  • Tom Szaky - Interview - TerraCycle, Company Growth and eco-Capitalism
  • 3/17/2007
  • Tom Szaky
  • 1 min. 2 sec.