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The New Creator Economy & Learnings from the 100 Best-Performing Marketplaces

The Marketplace Snippet
Issue #29 • View online
The Marketplace Snippet
Happy Monday!
Hot off the presses, the 29th 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 that caught our eye.
In this edition:
  • A two-part guide to Web3 Creator Economy platforms and go-to-market tactics and strategies for founders in the space
  • How Shopify uses the ‘Swinging the Pendulum’ to optimize operations
  • Risk-taking, A/B testing, north star metrics and more learnings from Google, FB and Amazon shared by the founder of Whatnot
  • Breaking down the business models of the 100 best-performing marketplaces
More on this including some thought-provoking discussions in the selection of articles below.
If you’ve missed past newsletters or simply can’t get enough, catch up here.
Now, let’s jump in!

The New Web3 Creator Economy
Part 1: Creator Platforms
Insights: Marketplace Operators
The best marketplaces run on commission 💲
The inside story of Canva
Grant LaFontaine shares the importance of risk for startups, the limitations of A/B testing, and more 🎙
Shopify's 'Swinging the Pendulum' operating principle and how it works 🧵
Insights: Marketplace Investors
Might food delivery ultimately be more attractive than ride-sharing?
The plunge in startup valuations could last years - Let's see why
ClimateTech grabbed $6B in 2021, but VCs shouldn't expect quick wins
Benedict Evans circles around that whole Web3 ‘ownership’ story 🧵
News From our Portfolio
Europe’s 100 most promising startups tipped to be the next unicorns 🦄
They did it again 💥 Tier Mobility acquires Fantasmo to further expand the world's most accurate e-scooter parking system
GoStudent expands to the US❕
Join the design revolution!
To reduce Europe's dependency on Russian gas, we must let consumers be part of the solution
New $$$
NFTs, e-learning, social commerce, q-commerce and so much more…
Careers in Tech
Now hiring!
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