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Named a top 27 business podcast by Fortune, upside examines startup investing outside of Silicon Valley.Every Wednesday, we speak with an early stage founder. We interview them as if we are angel investors considering the company as an investment opportunity. Each show has three segments: 1.) Intro:… read more


Jack Greco of Buffalo Bridge // the co-founder of Buffalo’s first unicorn on giving back to build the ecosystem [CC079]

Interview Begins : 7:37

Debrief: 45:43

Jack Greco is the co-founder of ACV auctions.

ACV auctions is an online marketplace for used cars. As of November 2019, the company was valued at more than $1.5 billion.

Jack has built a reputation for supporting other founders in the Buffalo area as one of the most active angels and advisors in the region. He created Buffalo Bridge, a weekly curation of resources, opinions and insights from Western New York startup founders. Long Live Buffalo.

We discuss:

  • ACV Auctions 12:15
  • 43North 15:11
  • Relationship with the Community? 20:06
  • Bad Attention 23:06
  • Buffalo's Ecosystem 26:33
  • Views on Angel Investing 30:48
  • Representing Buffalo Politically 34:47
  • Launching Buffalo Bridge 36:24
  • Building a Forest 41:45

ACV auctions was founded in 2014 in Buffalo, New York.

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