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Arun Gupta

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Grailed

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Biography

Arun Gupta is the founder and chief executive of Grailed, a peer-to-peer e-commerce platform.

The site developed a rapid following among collectors and other men's fashion obsessives looking to score high-end second-hand menswear and streetwear from brands such as Raf Simons , Supreme, Number (N)ine and Helmut Lang .

A Yale University graduate, Gupta coded the Grailed website himself after realising there was no used clothing sites that catered specifically to men. Officially launched in early 2014, the peer-to-peer service is highly curated — the team evaluates every item posted on the site. Items are categorised as “Grailed” (upscale, rare finds), “Hype” (new releases and streetwear) and “Basics” (mass-market and vintage).

Grailed currently has over 700,000 users, with its ease of use and navigation becoming a point of differentiation from niche sites like Reddit or StyleForum.

In late 2016, the company announced Grailed 100, a collation of the 100 most sought-after menswear pieces on sale on the site. The site also offers “white glove services,” helping influential people track down certain rare pieces of menswear. Clients include rappers A$AP Rocky and Kanye West .

Grailed has also announced a sister-site for women, Heroine, to launch in September 2017.

Education

Yale University

Yale University

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