Hawkers is a sunglasses manufacturing and retailing company based in Spain. The products are affordable and trendy. Hawkers was established in 2013 by Alex Moreno, David Moreno, Pablo Sanchez, and Iñaki Soriano. The four entrepreneurs established and run an exclusive digital second-hand product sales platform called Saldum.
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The venture’s emergence from Saldum started when Lozano repatriated from the US with unique sunglasses from Knockaround. He demonstrated these products to Moreno and Soriano who decided that they bore tangible resale potentials.
These investors held preliminary discussions to plan on launching a test venture, and so spent about $300 on about 27 pairs of the imported sunglasses. This venture succeeded beyond the initial expectations because the 27 items were quickly sold to realize a massive profit margin.
This outrageous performance emboldened them and decided to do the same several times, and they made quick and tangible turnovers out of these Knockaround sunglasses. The business model runs successfully for about six months, and they became Knockarounds official distributors in Spain.
Regardless of the realized profits, these investors desired something better because they were driven by the urge to advertise and sell individual sunglasses’ brands based on affordability and style. Therefore, they formed Hawkers in 2015.
Even though the company was limited by a lack of various resources, it got off successfully. The four investors decided to hire Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez, a renowned angel investor in mid-2015.
Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez took the venture from bankruptcy to make it the best-performing sunglasses manufacturer in the market. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez comes from South America and attended Boston’s Suffolk University in Massachusetts to study economics and business administration.
Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez had a robust record in business management, entrepreneurship, angel investing, and working as a senior executive. O’Hara Administration is an international asset management firm that Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez founded and heads.
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