SaaS Enabled Marketplaces

SaaS is now a well understood business model - hosted software, made available on-demand on a subscription basis. Marketplaces are also a common business model - “exchanges” that connect buyers to seller, and take a percentage of the transaction as their fee. They have the ability to generate network effects, and get stronger over time. … Continue reading SaaS Enabled Marketplaces

Scaling marketplaces, one market at a time

Companies are constantly told that growth is all that matters. For start-ups, growth is priority #1. They are advised that the only thing that matters is the speed of growth.  According to Paul Graham, a good growth rate during a startups time at YC is 5-7% a week! For marketplace startups, this speed of growth … Continue reading Scaling marketplaces, one market at a time

Solving The Chicken And Egg Problem In Marketplaces

Marketplaces are appealing for entrepreneurs and investors because - at scale - they are very hard to disrupt. But before your marketplace can get to scale, you need to solve the chicken and egg problem - figuring out who to bring first - buyers or sellers; producers or consumers; supply or demand. That’s why building … Continue reading Solving The Chicken And Egg Problem In Marketplaces