UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 4 Thread Wallets


THREE-YEAR GROWTH 2,986% 2018 REVENUE $4 million CITY Provo FOUNDED 2015 EMPLOYEES 13 INDUSTRY Fashion Accessories WEBSITE ThreadWallets.com FOUNDERS Colby Bauer, 29; McKenzie Bauer, 27 THE COMPANY Creator of unique wallets/accessories.


Thread Wallets is right on the money. Named one of our Startups to Watch last year, this sleek company is where function meets expression. It’s been featured by Forbes, Entrepreneur and BuzzFeed, and they’ve expanded to lanyards and phone cases. Carry on, Thread Wallets!


  1. Create an environment where employees grow and feel ownership over responsibilities.
  2. Build a company that allows the executives financial freedom.
  3. Establish presence in stores like Zumiez, Urban Outfitters and Tilly’s.


TOP 3 EMOTIONS “Stress. Joy. Gratitude.”

BUSINESS HAPPINESS “Hearing my employees say that working for Thread is their dream job.”

BUSINESS SADNESS “Working with my wife has brought its fair share of arguments and disagreements, which can really kill my mood sometimes. But, ultimately, any difference of opinion makes us stronger.”

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT “Keep the end in mind and rely on God, my wife and team to help me when I’m feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed.”


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