Zalando: from flip-flops to success

14th June, 2015
Zalando: from flip-flops to success
Robert Gentz, Zalando founder

One of the newest multinationals to arrive in Dublin, Zalando grew out of a failed project by founder Robert Gentz and his business partners.

The same team that developed the fash-tech giant, which has grown to 6,000 staff since being set up in 2008, had initially tried their hands at building a social network.

The idea for Zalando came about because Gentz wanted to develop a business that was easier to explain to customers.

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