Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit – TechCrunch

At TechCrunch’s Detroit Metropolis Highlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1.

TechCrunch’s EC-1 push permits particular person authors to go deep on a selected firm. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception, we took the possibility to dig into our reporting in entrance of our mates from Motor Metropolis.

Witte has been masking the now-unicorn, and the bigger sneaker beat, for a half decade. That have helped enrich her reporting arc, giving her extra perception into the corporate’s enterprise mannequin, founding story and up to date development.

StockX is a behemoth right this moment, having lately been valued at $3.8 billion in a spherical that was introduced this month.

However even earlier than the corporate added one other billion dollars to its valuation, TechCrunch was impressed at its enterprise progress.

Again when the corporate was value a mere $2.eight billion, we referred to as its then-current spherical of capital “pre-IPO cash.”

And, after all, we requested Witte on the finish of the dialog after we ought to anticipate to see not simply an EC-1 from StockX, however an S-1 as properly. Quickly, we reckon.

Hit play above to take pleasure in a behind-the-scenes chat concerning the firm. For extra, right here’s the EC-1 itself, which Witte completely crushed.