Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Change Wave is an exclusive look at the real, first-hand stories of how cutting-edge leaders rose to the top, smashed through barriers and created lasting impact. Brought to you by Treehouse, the company that has taught 850,000 people to code and helps companies like Nike, MailChimp, Airbnb and more hit their hiring plans and create diverse teams. If you’d like to know more, head to

Nov 18, 2019

Marcelo Cortes is the co-founder and CTO of Faire, a curated wholesale marketplace connecting local retailers with emerging and established brands. More than 50,000 retailers and 7,000 makers use Faire and since launching in 2017, more than 15 million products have been sold on the marketplace. Earlier this year, Faire expanded to include international makers from 39 countries and brought Canadian retailers onto the platform last month. Most recently, Faire announced a $150 million Series D funding round (at a $1 billion post-money valuation), and will use the capital to continue to scale the marketplace to empower more entrepreneurs in wholesale/retail.