#84: Eric Wu, Co-founder and COO of Gainful

Today I’m joined by Eric Wu. Eric is the Co-founder and COO of Gainful, makers of personalized nutritional supplements.

In this episode, Eric shares his journey from Y Combinator to raising $10M in venture capital. We discuss the opportunities and consolidation in the personalized nutrition category. And Eric explains why he believes Gainful could be a billion-dollar company.

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Eric Wu is the co-founder and COO of Gainful. He started the company as an undergrad at Georgetown University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Foreign Service. Eric led Gainful as CEO from 2017 until 2020, participating in YCombinator and growing the company to 8-figure annual revenue. Prior to Gainful, Eric worked in digital marketing at Hatch (consumer hardware), completed a fellowship with True Ventures (an SF-based venture capital firm), and served as COO of The Hilltop Microfinance Initiative, a DC-based nonprofit focused on empowering low-income and immigrant entrepreneurs.

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