The Founders Series: Gyber

As part of Cenports’ mission to support up-and-coming eCommerce brands, we’re putting a spotlight on the founders looking to drive the industry forward. In this post, we talk with Gyber’s four founders: Martin, Anna, Steven, and Ben.  What was your motivation for starting Gyber? We knew that the ovens in the North American market have always maintained traditional style and function and that the market was ready to be disrupted. We did our research and testing to introduce new designs, new functions, ease of use, and portability to bring a new set of affordable, exciting products to barbecue lovers ready…

The Founders Series: Jerry Vuong, Cenports

As part of Cenports’ mission to support up-and-coming eCommerce brands, we’re putting a spotlight on the founders looking to drive the industry forward. In this post, we talk with Cenports co-founder and Head of Operations Jerry Vuong. What was your motivation for starting Cenports? Both (co-founder) Derrick Chen and I have been in the eCommerce industry for a long time, but when we started out, the industry wasn’t mature; it was ahead of its time. Our first try at building an eCommerce business was kind of fly by night and wasn’t put together that well; then we both worked at…

The Founders Series: Derrick Chen, Cenports

As part of Cenports’ mission to support up-and-coming eCommerce brands, we’re putting a spotlight on the founders looking to drive the industry forward. First in the series: our own founder, Derrick Chen. What was your motivation for starting Cenports? When I started my first eCommerce company, it took a ton of resources to build retail channels and relationships that made the process work. Software to automate inventory and order management wasn’t affordable for small companies, and for fulfillment, we had to rent an expensive warehouse and commit to minimum two years. I learned first-hand about the high barrier of entry…