Live Episode! Dollar Shave Club: Michael Dubin At the end of 2010, Michael Dubin was working in marketing when he met a guy named Mark Levine at a holiday party. Mark was looking for ideas to get rid of a massive pile of razors he had sitting in a California warehouse. Michael's spontaneous idea for an internet razor subscription service grew into Dollar Shave Club, and his background in improv helped him make a viral video to generate buzz for the new brand. Just five years after launch, Unilever acquired Dollar Shave Club for a reported $1 billion. Recorded live in Los Angeles.
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Live Episode! Dollar Shave Club: Michael Dubin

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Live Episode! Dollar Shave Club: Michael Dubin

Live Episode! Dollar Shave Club: Michael Dubin

Live Episode! Dollar Shave Club: Michael Dubin

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Michael Dubin is the founder of Dollar Shave Club.
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At the end of 2010, Michael Dubin was working in marketing when he met a guy named Mark Levine at a holiday party.

Mark was looking for ideas to get rid of a massive pile of razors he had sitting in a California warehouse.

Michael's spontaneous idea for an internet razor subscription service grew into Dollar Shave Club, and his background in improv helped him make a viral video to generate buzz for the new brand.

Just five years after launch, Unilever acquired Dollar Shave Club for a reported $1 billion.

This show was recorded live at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.