Greats

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Greats is the first men's sneaker brand to be Born In Brooklyn. Greats is passionate about building the highest quality footwear in the game at the best price. As Charles Eames liked to say about his designs, "The best, for the most, for the least" and that's what Greats is all about. With the idea of building a better sneaker at a disruptive price, Greats was launched in August 2013 and quickly became an instant "Classic" selling out of most styles within 90 days. Founders, Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi, knew that the wholesale business of selling sneakers to 3rd party retailers was inefficient and that inefficiency was paid for by the customer. GQ recognizes that Greats is "shaking up the sneaker-to-store inventory flow" and in that vein, FORBES writes, "Greats is building the next Great footwear company."
TypePrivate
HQNew York, NY, US
Websitegreats.com
Overall CultureD-

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)26(-7%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Greats

Ryan Babenzien

Ryan Babenzien

Founder & CEO
Wonny Lee

Wonny Lee

Head of Digital
Kyle Megrue

Kyle Megrue

Finance and Operations
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Greats Office Locations

Greats has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
42 Crosby St
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Greats Financials and Metrics

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Greats total Funding

$3 m

Greats latest funding size

$1.50 m

Time since last funding

6 years ago

Greats investors

Greats's latest funding round in January 2015 was reported to be $1.5 m. In total, Greats has raised $3 m
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Greats Cybersecurity Score

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B

83/100

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Greats Online and Social Media Presence

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Greats Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D-

    53/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    20/100

  • Compensation

    D

    54/100

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Greats News and Updates

Rap Legend Chuck D Drops Stunning Tribute To The Baseball Greats We’ve Lost

The Public Enemy co-founder's new song pays homage to the MLB icons who died over the past year.

The All American Greats – Californian wines to toast the fall of Trump

History was made in Paris in 1976 when a now-infamous blind tasting pitched California’s top Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays against The post The All American Greats – Californian wines to toast the fall of Trump appeared first on CityAM.

Is Value Dead? Debate Rages Among Quant Greats From Fama to AQR

Quant Fight 2020: Inside Wall Street’s Big Argument on Value

‘Tomb Raider’ And Other British Gaming Greats Celebrated By New Royal Mail Stamps

The UK's Royal Mail is celebrating some of the nation’s biggest and brightest games from as part of its latest, and arguably most beautiful, collection of stamps.

NBA Greats Offer Tribute Tweets On Former Commissioner David Stern

Hall of Famers including Michael Jordan and Isaiah Thomas honor Stern, who died at age 77.

Steven Madden acquires online shoe company Greats

Steve Madden Ltd. said Monday that it has acquired Greats, a Brooklyn-based digitally-native maker of Italian-made sneakers. Greats, whose best-selling shoe is priced in the $159 to $179 range, is a player in the expanding athletic shoe sector at a time when casual styles, even for the office, are …
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Greats Blogs

A Day In Her Shoes: Jeanne Grey

A guest feature from Jeanne Grey of @thegreylayers on the value of a great pair and what that really means to her.More

Ready For November 3rd?

Election day is right around the corner, time to slip into your GREATS and make your voice heard!More

Greats Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are Greats key executives?

    Greats's key executives are Ryan Babenzien, Wonny Lee and Kyle Megrue.

  • How many employees does Greats have?

    Greats has 26 employees.

  • Who are Greats competitors?

    Competitors of Greats include Allbirds, Caleres and ShoeDazzle.

  • Where is Greats headquarters?

    Greats headquarters is located at 42 Crosby St, New York.

  • Where are Greats offices?

    Greats has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Greats have?

    Greats has 2 offices.