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Faire Opens Third Office In Downtown Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City—Faire, the fast-growing startup focused on empowering the $1 trillion-dollar local retailer and maker market, has announced they are opening their third office in downtown Salt Lake City. The brand’s tagline ‘The Future is Local’ guides how they serve their customers and shapes the vision Faire’s leadership is using to scale the business. Faire has rapidly grown to a team of 135 across its San Francisco and Toronto area headquarters since being founded in 2017 and is looking to Salt Lake City to continue driving its innovative customer experience forward.

Faire has raised $116 million to date from investors like Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Y Combinator. They plan to hire ten Customer Support Specialists and a Customer Support Team Manager to begin working in their downtown Salt Lake City office by the end of this summer.

“The Salt Lake City office is an important step forward for our core business and for our customers,” said Max Rhodes, co-founder, and CEO of Faire. “We have over 5,000 makers and  30,000 stores on our platform – more locations than Walmart, Nordstrom and Walgreens combined – and our mission is to empower each one of them to grow thriving businesses. Our customer experience team is how we are able to build community with our customers and find new ways to give them advantages that they’ve never had before.”

Salt Lake City stood out to Faire from a list of other top markets considered for the expansion. Utah offers a deep talent pool and an unmatched propensity for multilingual candidates that will help the company further develop its customer teams. The first ten hires will help lay the foundation for Faire to build a thriving Salt Lake City office for years to come.

WHO:Faire, a fast-growing retail startup backed by Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Y Combinator
WHAT:Announced new Salt Lake City office to grow customer experience teams
WHEN:The new office is set to open August 2019 with a founding team of 10 Customer Support Specialists and a Customer Support Team Manager
WHERE:Kiln SLC in the Gateway, Salt Lake City
LEARN MORE:Candidates are encouraged to apply now at https://www.faire.com/careers

About Faire

Faire is a curated wholesale marketplace of high-quality independent makers where local retailers can discover and buy products guaranteed to sell in their stores. Founded in 2017, Faire has quickly grown to serve the more than 5,000 makers and 30,000 retailers already on the platform. The venture-backed brand has raised more than $116 million in capital from investors like Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Y Combinator. By offering risk-free terms, simple tech tools, and data insights, Faire helps local retailers and makers compete with the retail industry giants. Headquartered in San Francisco and Waterloo, Faire has 135 employees; the company is opening a third office in Salt Lake City in summer 2019. Faire is powered by the idea that the future is local. To learn more, visit www.Faire.com.

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