I loved speaking to Dane Chapin because he’s an American hero who’s built an extremely profitable, niche business and he did it virtually from scratch. He’s also a nice guy and fun to talk to. Dane wouldn’t give me his exact sales numbers but it’s midway between zero and $100 million in annual sales. Even I can do that math!
Dane, a founder of USAopoly, is a relentless entrepreneur whose company is thriving in today’s market. Whether it’s the Breaking Bad board game, the Simpsons board game, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, or one of literally two thousand board games by Danes estimation, Dane’s company probably made it.
Dane is also a serial entrepreneur who’s invested in and developed real estate and also recently started two other consumer companies, Bindle Bottle, a manufacturer of stainless steel high-end water bottles and Made Here, a made in America manufacturer of t-shirts, boxers, hats, and socks. Made Here is a collaboration with Scott Eastwood, son of actor Clint. In addition to being very successful Dane is also super nice guy with some great stories to share.