About Bonobos’ Founder
Andy Dunn is co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, now the largest apparel brand in the United States ever launched over the web. Initially developed around a better-fitting pair of pants conceived by Dunn’s Stanford Graduate School of Business housemate and co-founder Brian Spaly, the company has since expanded into a one-stop-shop for guys who want great-fitting, great-looking clothes but don’t like shopping.
Bonobos is venture-backed by Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners and was funded initially by board member Joel Peterson, the Chairman of JetBlue. Bonobos was named "Best Men’s Pants" by New York Magazine within a year of founding and "One of America’s Hottest Brands" by Advertising Age within two years.
Dunn’s innovative business model, driven by a great user experience and ninja customer service, has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, and Inc Magazine. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Fox, Reuters and The Today Show. Dunn was a featured speaker at the Internet Retailer Conference and has spoken previously at Women’s Wear Daily Men’s Wear Summit, the University Private Equity Summit and the L2 Innovation Conference at NYU.
Prior to Bonobos, Dunn worked as a private equity analyst at Wind Point Partners and as a consultant at Bain & Company in the U.S. and Latin America. Dunn graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2007 where he was one of five classmates nominated for the Arbuckle Award. He earned his bachelor degree in economics and history from Northwestern University in 2000. Andy is a founding board member of education social enterprise Blue Engine and the founder of Red Swan Ventures, an angel investment firm focused on building great consumer Internet companies. While he lives in the West Village, he remains a loyal Cubs fan.
Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, high energy, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in-person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. Across channels, Bonobos is focused on delivering a well-targeted brand promise: world-class fit, an innovative shopping experience and an energetic brand spirit. Bonobos was named "One of America’s Hottest Brands" by Advertising Age, "Best Men’s Pants" by New York Magazine, one of Inc. Magazine’s "20 Awesome Facebook Pages" and was awarded Crain’s "Best Places to Work in New York City". Visit www.bonobos.com.