It was anything but a slow summer: The Olympic Games wrapped up, OnlyFans killed their business only to revive it within one week, travel resumed and the tech ecosystem plowed through all this without any slowdown.
Despite such a busy summer, we hope you have been able to relax. In case you missed anything while sipping Piña Coladas on the beach or hustling on your new venture, we got you covered with this edition. 📖
In this edition of our marketplace snippet, we touch upon
Once again, we’re teaming up with Battery Ventures to deliver another virtual edition of the one and only Marketplace Conference. Mark your calendars: 16th and 17th of November 2021 - times will be Europe- and North America friendly! Of course, we have a special treat for all our loyal Snippet subscribers: Apply the code “Snippet” and secure your discounted ticket now.
Philippe Botteri of Accel discusses the success story of the French Unicorn BlaBlaCar with its founder Nicolas Brusson. The interview revolves around the importance of shared values, unified culture and picking your business partners carefully from day one.
Olivia Moore of a16z explains how the so-called “TikTok Spike” might distort your growth KPIs and harm the quality of your user cohorts: Fleeting user growth combined with a high churn rate might mislead you and harm business in the long run, especially if your product is not yet ready for the big stage.
This one is for all the platform nerds out there. Our platform guru and leading platform scientist, Sangeet Paul Choudary, introduces us to the new era of platforms driven by the Web3. In this world, platform infrastructure will be democratized and unbundled which eventually leads to an end of the “winner-takes-all-model.“ What a daunting prediction!
The AI-powered professional coaching platform raised a whopping $80m Series B2 in order to accelerate their growth and enable their 2,500+ coaches to provide a stellar learning and development environment. Read more on VentureBeat.
In this podcast, Felix Ohswald, CEO and Co-founder of our portfolio company GoStudent, explains how the leading global tutoring platform has successfully maneuvered through the pandemic and continues to thrive. (Disclaimer: German only)
This August was full of juicy rounds for real estate players like Reali or Aalto. Watch marketplaces such as Chrono24 and also Speedinvest PortCos like Bitpanda or Coachhub. The appetite for marketplace businesses was strong and continues to show how Network Effects accelerate company growth.
Passion for Events? We are currently hiring for a Visiting Analyst with a focus on Event Management! So if you are passionate about organising exciting events in the startup ecosystem, want to work for a fun team and are interested in discovering the world of Venture Capital, apply here.
Our portfolio companies are always hiring exceptional talent! If you or someone you know would love to work in a fast-paced marketplace startup, check out the open jobs at our startups here.
We hope you enjoyed this issue, brought to you by Max and Mathias on behalf of the Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer team ✌🏾
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The Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer team invest in SaaS-enabled platforms and marketplaces and other Network Effects-driven businesses where the value of a product increases with every new user. Enabled by new technologies in areas we cannot even imagine today, the team believes these are the businesses that will continue to revolutionize the world.