York Baur has already reached the highest as CEO of MoxiWorks, a Seattle-based startup that operates a platform for actual property brokers. Final week he returned to the underside — in distinctive vogue.
In a stunt geared toward celebrating his firm’s charitable giving efforts, Baur paid up on a problem he made to staff throughout a fundraising drive, during which they finally eclipsed a objective of $25,000 by elevating one other $7,000.
From the roof of 1000 Second Ave., the place MoxiWorks has workplaces, Baur — clad in a cloud-patterned swimsuit on a blue-sky day — rappelled 40 tales, or 500 ft, again to avenue stage. Alongside the best way, he handed waving and cheering staff who had been safely behind glass on the thirteenth ground.
In a post on LinkedIn on Thursday, Baur stated calling consideration to the Moxi Fund charitable effort, the place staff increase cash to place again into housing-related charities, was the first motive for the daredevil antics. However he stated he additionally got down to overcome his pure worry, and problem himself to develop by doing one thing he’d by no means achieved earlier than.
“I strongly imagine that worry is the enemy of development and alternative,” Baur wrote. “Is it uncomfortable to do that? … sure. However even the best fears may be overcome by preparation, teaching, knowledge and teamwork.”
Watch the video of Baur’s stunt beneath: