On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Ilia Papas, Founder and Former CTO of Blue Apron. They talk about being in position when opportunity strikes, how people are the most powerful tool out there, and what it’s like for a founder to leave their company.
Blue Apron is a meal delivery service. Ilia left Blue Apron in 2019 and has since been on a journey to start something new, this time as a CEO. Prior to founding Blue Apron, Ilia was a director and technical architect at Optaros. He also helped architect, build, and launch RueLaLa.com, a private-event retail site.
Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like A Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at https://snpnet.com/tlaf/ or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there.
Series Producer: Mike Sullivan
Sound Design: Marc Ream
Content and Scripting: Jaselin Drown
Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, John Hughes, Róisín Hunt, and Renn Vara.