by Tim Jahn on January 20, 2012
TJ Mapes is the co-founder of RIPT Apparel, an online t-shirt retailer based in Chicago that sells one unique t-shirt every day for 24 hours. He started off bootstrapping the company after his day job with his co-founders. The company is now doing 14% revenue grow each month and 5x revenue year over year, and they’ve hired their first 3 employees.
In this interview, TJ and I talk about the story behind RIPT Apparel, what it’s like hiring those first employees, and why TJ is so focused on one specific problem with his business (it comes up a bunch during the interview).
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