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Consumer Marketplaces: How to get the flywheel spinning and when, where, and how to expand 🔮

The Marketplace Snippet
Issue #33 • View online
The Marketplace Snippet
Hot off the presses, it’s the 33rd edition of The Marketplace Snippet curated by Paola and Mathias on behalf of the Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer team 🚀
The Marketplace Snippet is a monthly newsletter featuring the most interesting content on Marketplaces.
In this edition:
  • Jason Droege on how Uber Eats got on track in 2015 and the importance of being First & Paranoia of how compounding work can work for or against you
  • Dan Rose on how Facebook found its business model, and transformed the advertising industry in the process
  • Creandum financial plan model template to help founders prepare for fundraising
  • The 5 factors that make Web3 marketplaces different from Web2 marketplaces
  • Lenny Rachitsky’s Playbook for finding your first 1,000 users
  • Justine Moore’s Guide to Consumer Marketplaces Expansion
More on these topics and additional thought-provoking discussions below.
If you’ve missed past newsletters or simply can’t get enough, catch up here.
Now, let’s jump in!

Public Service Announcement!
🎟 Early Bird tickets for The Marketplace Conference (MPC), the leading global event for the marketplace ecosystem, are now available! Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
🗓 This year’s edition will be a hybrid event on the 11th of October, both live in Berlin and ONLINE!
📣 The first set of speakers have been confirmed including:
  • Managing Partner of OMERS and former Uber Exec. Jambu Palaniappan
  • EQT Growth Partner Carolina Brochado
  • wefox Founder & CEO Julian Teicke
✅ Come and learn all about network effects, trends, and the outlook for marketplaces, and connect with entrepreneurs, investors, and operators across the marketplace ecosystem.
💭 To re-live moments from the previous conferences, you can check out our YouTube page.
Craving more on Marketplaces?
Our friend Sameer Singh, startup advisor and early-stage investor focused on Network effects and the creator of the renowned network effects blog, Breadcrumb.vc, has got you covered!
Check out his online course on Network Effects.
As one of our loyal Snippet subscribers, Sameer is offering the discount code “Snippet10” which gives you a 10% discount at the time of enrollment.
Class Period is Sep 26 - Oct 14 2022.
Registration Deadline is Sep 21st.
Hurry up before it’s too late! ⏱ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃🏾‍♂️💨
Insights: Marketplace Operators
Dan Rose tells the story of how Facebook found its business model and got its flywheel spinning, and transformed the advertising industry in the process. A 🧵👇
Jason Droege on how Uber Eats got on track in 2015 and the importance of being First & Paranoia of how compounding work can work for or against you. A 🧵👇
Lenny Rachitsky's Playbook for finding your first 1,000 users 🚀
Angel Investing - A Toolkit 🧰
Insights: Marketplace Investors
A Guide to Consumer Marketplaces Expansion  🗺📌
The 5 factors that make Web3 marketplaces different from Web2 marketplaces
If a Pitch deck is for getting your foot into the🚪, then a well put together business plan will help you make it to the other side
Marketplace Guides & Tutorials
News From our Portfolio
We’re excited to partner with Coefficient Capital and welcome Milano Vice to the Speedinvest fam 🍕🍕🍕👏🏻
Congrats to Wefox on their $400M Series D 👏🏻
Check out the Pitch deck CoachHub used to raise $200M Series C led by SoftBank 🚀
An interview with Schüttflix CEO Christian Hülsewig (only in German)
A European hospitality startup using tiny homes as boutique remote hotel rooms is seeing huge success 🚀
Ali Albazaz shares how he raised Inkitt’s first €25,000 after 140 rejections 👇
From byrd to Unicorn? 🦄
New $$$
Social Commerce, EdTech, HealthTech, Job Marketplaces, and so much more…
Careers in Tech
Now hiring!
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The Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer team backs startups who are shaping the future across B2B and B2C at the intersection of marketplaces, eCommerce 2.0, and consumer subscriptions. You really want our attention? Throw in some network effects - the driver behind the digital platforms that are redefining our everyday lives.
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