Tradesy is an efficient resale platform that lets users clean out their closets—and update their wardrobes. The company started when founder Tracy DiNunzio began envisioning a future where every product has five owners and five lives. After seeing that existing marketplaces weren’t suited for inexperienced sellers, DiNunzio started Tradesy to make selling simple for all.
Founder DiNunzio isn’t the only one who feels excited about Tradesy’s mission. The entire team, in fact, stays united by sharing a common passion for creating a delightful customer experience. “I think a peer-to-peer marketplace for shopping is really innovative, useful, and necessary,” explains Junior Software Engineer of Tools Rose Liu, “It helps eliminate the waste that builds up in our closets, and it’s a fun and affordable way to shop for new clothes—in a community of people who also want to do the same.”
Inside the office, Tradesy’s belief in work-life balance shapes its flexible policies for employees. Team members set their own schedules, work from home when they want to, are encouraged to actually take vacations, and bring their dogs to the office.
Although the company’s flexible culture values individual preferences—and allows team members to work individually—Tradesy’s employees create plenty of opportunities to bond with one another. Apart from having the tradition of bonding over team lunches catered by local restaurants, Tradesy also boasts a unique tradition of awkward surprise birthday parties. Newer traditions include regular Friday product demos with beer and wine and weekly team happy hours. With these traditions, even employees who occasionally work from home still have more than enough chances to get to know the company at large.
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A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author