For years, I’ve been fascinated by Grailed, a men’s luxury clothing site that lets users resell clothes.
Last week I bought $1k worth of clothes on Grailed for $200. It’s a great product.
However, I’m particularly interested in them because in 2015, while browsing reddit on a men’s fashion forum, the founder of Grailed posted how he recently launched his company to help users sell clothes.
And, since I thought it could be big, I emailed the founder asking if I could invest or help in some way. I thought the company would be a huge hit.
Unfortunately, the founder never returned my email and I didn’t follow up.
Now, in the past year, they raised $15 million on a huge valuation. I missed out by not following up!
But anyway, many Hustle readers know about our premium publication called Trends.
If you don’t, the summary is this: we’ve hired a team of analysts to find fast-growing business ideas so you can pounce on as well as to create in-depth case studies that deconstruct wonderful businesses so you can see how they work.
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Our hope with Signals, as well as Trends, is to highlight more companies like Grailed before they get huge. With Signal, we’ll alert you to early-stage concepts, businesses, and apps so you won’t miss out on the latest opportunities.
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High-protein cereals are making a comeback. The average monthly search numbers for “keto cereal” total 8k and are up nearly 100% from early this year and multiples higher than summer 2017.
Early movers: MagicSpoon. they just closed a $5m round of funding, but we expect to see many, many more of these to pop up.
Beyond Meat and Impossible have perfected plant-based burgers and chicken. No leader has emerged for bacon, which has an easier taste to replicate given its salt-heavy flavor. Search interest is exploding.
Early movers:THIS, a plant-based food manufacturer, launched a vegan bacon product in the spring and has received about $3m in funding.
Search traffic for hearing aids has picked up steadily in recent years, and millions of people with hearing problems don’t have hearing aids. We explore this Signal in greater depth below. (Link)
Early movers: Audicus, which sells D2C hearing aids, made about $10m last year.
Printify is a leader in the new field of on-demand printing. It lets users create products for their own shop (unlike CafePress, Teespring, etc.) and then takes care of the shipping and fulfillment. Referring domains have shot up at an almost vertical-line level in the last 18 months.
What’s next: Printify recently integrated with eBay. It had previously integrated with Shopify and Etsy.
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