Ep #33 – Zach Zelner is an accomplished founder of multiple seven+ figure companies, he’s a self-proclaimed fast growth enthusiast and he’s only 25 years old. Zach dropped out of FSU to start his first company, Z-Baked, back in 2012 with only $124 to his name. This company was started out of his apartment and provided a cookie delivery service which he successfully scaled to 3 retail locations and over 100 employees.
In 2015, Zach went on to found Penny Delivers, a food delivery service, that he grew to $10M in revenue before the company was acquired. In his short, but extensive career, he has founded five companies including Penny Delivers, DocMJ, Z Baked, PupSocks, and Purafina. DocMJ was launched in August of 2016 to serve the medical cannabis industry in the state of Florida. Zach grew this company to 15 clinics across the state before exiting. In one of his most impressive accomplishments, Zach launched an ecommerce company called PupSocks and scaled it to $8M in revenue within the first 30 days. This company sold custom printed socks featuring customer-submitted pet photos. He continues to run PupSocks currently along with another startup called Purfina which launched in 2019 and provides super premium pet supplements.
In today’s interview, Zach and I discuss his growth strategies for scaling these companies along with some of the mistakes he made along the way.