Chicago Native, Andy Dunn, joins us to discuss his newly released memoir ‘BURN RATE: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind’, which explores the intersection of entrepreneurship and mental illness.
In 2016, Dunn was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has spoken publicly about his journey with mental illness.
Dunn co-founded menswear brand Bonobos and served as CEO until its 2017 acquisition by Walmart. As an investor, he has backed more than eighty startups, including Warby Parker, Coinbase, Away, Glossier, Real, Parade, SeatGeek, and Alula. Dunn’s next business venture, called Pumpkin Pie, is a social media app currently in beta that aims to detoxify digital culture.
Dunn, a graduate of Northwestern and Stanford’s MBA program, also serves on the boards of Monica + Andy, an organic baby apparel company founded by his sister Monica Royer, tech social good nonprofit Raised By Us, and the Network for Executive Women.
He is joined by Jasmine Shells, Co-Founder & CEO of Five to Nine – an event management and evaluation software for program leaders at companies. Dunn is a board member of Five to Nine.
Discover the book: BURN RATE
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