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Craig Weiss on the Origins of Retainer Club and Leading a Billion-Dollar Unicorn

The In Your Face Podcast

Craig Weiss is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club. He is the former President and CEO of NJOY, Inc., where he helped generate over $150 million in revenue, raised $200 million in equity financing, and increased the company's valuation from $10 million to over a billion dollars in 2014. 

Craig holds a degree in law from Arizona State University and a degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining NJOY, he practiced law as a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney, focusing on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications for medical devices, as well as e-commerce and business method inventions. He has eleven patents to his own name, including five for medical devices.

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Starting a business in a new category exposes the entrepreneur to a lot of challenges but with the right business partners, things become easier. They can share ideas, find solutions to problems together, and share management responsibilities. 

Since joining forces behind Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club, Craig Weiss and Blair Feldman have been the best partners. Their goal has been to help orthodontists provide better dental services and products to their patients through their retainers and mouthguards, creating a superior experience for both the patient and the orthodontist. 

In this week’s episode of the In Your Face Podcast, host Craig Weiss sits down with John Corcoran, the Co-Founder of Rise25 Media, about how he and his business partner, Blair Feldman, started Retainer Club. Craig talks about the challenges they faced promoting their product to orthodontists, what makes the two of them good partners, and how they raised funds during the pandemic.