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It's been quite a year - even for marketplaces! 🚀

The Marketplace Snippet
Issue #13 • View online
The Marketplace Snippet
Wow! What a crazy year it’s been! In 2020, we have invested in nine startups (so far), raised and closed the first round of our second fund, hosted two great Online Marketplace Conferences, and seen our portfolio company, TIER Mobility, raise a $250m Series C from Softbank 🚀.
We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store!
In this issue of the Snippet we see how marketplace businesses are outperforming the biggest companies in tech in 2020, and how OnlyFans grew faster than any other creator platform this year. We explore several different marketplace monetization models.
We hope you enjoy this issue and wish you a wonderful holiday season! 🎄🕎

The Marketplace Conference
Last week we hosted our 6th semi-annual Marketplace Conference (and our 2nd one online!) from Berlin. It was a great event with insights from over 30 speakers and panelists on everything marketplaces!
We heard from marketplace investors such as Sarah Tavel (Benchmark), Roger Lee (Battery Ventures) and James Currier (NFX), as well as from marketplace operators including Joerg Gerbig (JustEat Takeaway), Thomas Plantenga (Vinted) and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (formerly StubHub).
Our own Philip Specht was also on stage and led a great session on how to ace your marketplace fundraise together with Justin Da Rosa from Battery Ventures.
Shoutout also to Christian Hülsewig (Schüttflix) and Matthias Laug (TIER), founders from our own portfolio, who shared great insights with us on stage.
Insights from Marketplace Operators
‎Remembering Tony Hsieh of Zappos
OnlyFans grew faster than any other creator platform this year
The future of food on-demand
Insights from Marketplace Investors
B2B marketplaces will be the next billion-dollar e-commerce startups
Regulatory and Behavioural Shifts Drive Big Growth at Marketplace Companies
The Marketplace Monetization Map
News from our Portfolio
TIER Mobility raises $250m from Softbank
Welcome to our portfolio YardLink!
Schüttflix wins deal from Strabag [German speakers]
New $$$
Popshop valued at $100m
DoorDash files for IPO
Hopin raises $125m
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