From Startup to $116 Million In Revenue in 10 Years at Centro

February 18, 2011

11:32 am

Shawn Riegsecker is the founder of Centro, a company that makes the buying and selling of online media easy and has participated in Tech Cocktail Chicago events in the past. Last year, Shawn’s company pulled in $116 million in revenue.

But things were not always that good. Shawn started the company back during the recession in 2000. He was drowning in debt, behind on rent, and his office consisted of a desk, chair, blanket and pillow in a server room.

In this video interview, Shawn shares how he started Centro during a recession and how he kept himself motivated during those trying early days.

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Tim has conducted over 150 interviews on, a website he founded for creative entrepreneurs to learn from the successes, failures, and journeys of fellow creators. Follow Tim on Twitter @timjahn.

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