Welcome to Beyond the Build, our new developer interview series from Shopify! In this series, you’ll discover the real stories behind top developers and entrepreneurs in the Shopify ecosystem—a platform where developers and innovators build for over 1.7M merchants worldwide. Host Fatima Yusuf sits down with top Shopify app founders whose technologies have impacted tens of thousands of merchants to uncover what it takes to build, grow, and scale an app on Shopify.
In this episode, Fatima sits down with Andrew Bialecki, co-founder and CEO of ecommerce marketing platform Klaviyo. Klaviyo has over 600 employees, 60,000 customers, and recently raised $200 million in series C funding at a valuation of over $4 billion. Born and raised just outside of Boston, Andrew is proud to be building Klaviyo in his home. In this interview, he shares how they got there.
Watch the interview below, or read on for the transcript.