Network effects vs. Viral effects, Strava's growth playbook and our Board Meeting template



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The Marketplace Snippet
Issue #11 • View online
The Marketplace Snippet
The Marketplace Snippet from the Speedinvest x Team is back!
Every first Monday of the month you can expect a good dose of content ⭐ on everything network effects, marketplaces and platforms ⭐.
This newsletter is created by Magda from the Speedinvest x Team. You can follow me on Twitter here.
This month, we discuss different growth playbooks for marketplaces and Strava’s case study. We explore how Stitch Fix creates their viral loops, and zoom in on the difference between network effects and viral effects. We also share our Speedinvest Board Deck template and feature some exciting news about our portfolio. Read on!

The Marketplace Conference
As we’re getting ready for the upcoming Marketplace Conference on 1-2 December, we are super excited to share some of the speakers who we will have on stage.
Sarah Tavel (Benchmark) will give a keynote presentation covering the hierarchy of marketplaces. Rytis Vitkauskas (Lightspeed) will have a fire-side chat with the CEO of Vinted, Thomas Plantenga. And Lenny Rachitsky (ex. Airbnb) will explain how to kick start a marketplace business.
You can secure your tickets here and use discount code si_friends for a 10% discount!
Insights from Marketplace Operators
Types of Marketplaces by Casey Winters
Strava - analyzing the growth playbook of a sports social network
How Discord invented the future of the internet
Insights from Marketplace Investors
Viral Effects vs. Network Effects
Stitch Fix's business model
Open-Sourcing our Board Meeting Template
News from our Portfolio raises €100 million round
Welcome to our portfolio, Stotles!
Hottest Edtech startups by Speedinvest
New $$$
Kahoot picks up $215M
Faire valued at $2.5bn
Ordermark raises $120 million
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