Are Startup Marketplaces Picked Over?

Marketplaces have been great businesses for 5,000 years, I don’t see that changing anytime soon

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Moorish Bazaar, 1873. Source: Wikipedia.

Marketplaces solve an age-old problem

For customers

For businesses

Marketplaces are great businesses to own

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Source: Medium.

Add in technology

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Source: NFX.

The Internet drives Wave 1

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Source: Andrew Chen.

Smartphones drive Wave 2

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Source: Twitter.
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Source: Battery Ventures.

Cultural Buy-In drives Wave 3

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Consumers are increasingly wondering why other purchasing experiences are time-consuming, lack selection, lack pricing transparency and are low quality (with no accountability).

What to look for in the next era of marketplaces

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Source: NFX.

In Conclusion

Marketplace Resources

Notes from a founder trying to make an idea a reality.

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