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Sparking Conversations One Shoe at a Time - Raaja Nemani / Co-Founder of Bucketfeet


Raaja Nemani is a Co-Founder and CEO of Bucketfeet, a footwear startup that collaborates with a global community of artists to design limited-edition shoes.

The idea began in Argentina when Aaron Firestein gave Raaja a pair of hand-designed canvas sneakers inspired by the city blocks of Buenos Aires. On the rest of Raaja's journey, these unique looking shoes sparked non-stop conversations across six continents with people of all races, religions, genders, and cultures. Upon returning home, he decided to start Bucketfeet with Aaron. 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • The founding story
  • What the first shoes looked like
  • Where the name Bucketfeet comes from
  • How they sold their first shoes
  • How a party at Brian Splay's house jump started sales
  • Why Bucketfeet walked away from a Nordstrom deal
  • What is next for Bucketfeet

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Sponsored By:

  • Bevy: a Chicago startup delivering everything you need, but don’t want to own, for amazing experiences. Own Less. Live More. 

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