Volume
-
+
Build with Rob
August 23, 2021

Dyrdek Machine’s Latest Build with Jolie CEO Ryan Babenzein

Machine Method Phase: BUILD

Rob calls it a “shotgun venture creation wedding,” and that couldn’t be more fitting for his newest Dyrdek Machine venture, Jolie with former Greats founder Ryan Babenzein. Ryan had started and sold companies and found himself consulting, but he grew tired of giving his energy and ideas to other people and longed to work for himself once again. One day he found his skin was dry and bought a water filter for his shower that changed everything. Research revealed all of the harmful chemicals that are in municipal (tap) water are harmful to your skin and hair, but shower water filters have never been thought of as a crucial part of any beauty routine. Enter Jolie (named after Ryan’s wife, but also means “pretty” in French), a beauty company that will change the way you think of your shower. Rob and Ryan talked only a few times over Zoom before Rob jumped in on the deal, and this podcast is the first time the two newly minted partners have ever met in person.

stroke
Podcast detail image

RYAN IS A DYNAMIC DO-OR-DIER DRIVEN EQUALLY BY INNOVATION, STYLE, AND IMPACT.

Ryan Babenzein is the Founder & CEO of Jolie Skin Co., a beauty wellness brand that addresses the purity of your water for better skin, hair, and wellbeing. He founded GREATS, the world’s first digital-native footwear brand, which exited to multi-billion dollar footwear company Steve Madden in 2019 after just five years. He has been featured in Forbes, Techcrunch, Highsnobiety, Hypebeast, Shoptalk, Footwearnews, WWD, and many others, and was named to the Goldman Sachs 100 Most intriguing entrepreneurs class of 2018.

MORE EPISODES OF stroke BUILD WITH ROB

Rob Gives Advice to Entrepreneurs
August 16, 2021

Rob Gives Advice to Entrepreneurs

Machine Method Phase: DISCOVERY

Another group of hungry, relentless entrepreneurs proved their merit by submitting detailed pitch videos with their experience and ideas for the chance to Build With Rob. While they may not be exact fits for the Dyrdek Machine’s hyper-specific criteria (see: EP01 Welcome to the Machine) for creating a company, Rob still believes all of these founders have what it takes to be successful and wants to lend his unique point-of-view to help them keep pushing forward to achieve their dreams.