HomeFrance-Startups"Why not €10 billion of sales?": Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Founder of Vente Privée

“Why not €10 billion of sales?”: Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Founder of Vente Privée

The legendary founder of Vente Privée, Jacques-Antoine Granjon, just did an interview with DirectorsOf.com, where he explained his views on competitors and his expectations for the near future.

Jacques-Antoine founded Vente Privée in 2001 and is known worldwide as the pioneer of the private flash sale. More and more companies are trying to follow his model of buying leftover designer stock and selling it at discounted prices to members.

In this interview he describes why he thinks most of these young companies will fail: “They create offers they can’t sustain. They may have raised money through private equity and have smaller margins but this will disappear. If you’re not good, after 3 years you will fail. (They’re) finance guys who think short term and want to build and sell. I want to build and build.”

Jacques-Antoine Granjon still sees a lot of potential for the growth of his Paris-based company Vente Privée. In this interview with DirectorsOf.com he stated self-confidently: “We are doing over 1 billion. If we are good we can develop the company so why not €10 billion of sales?”

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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