Listen to “All Things Marketplaces with Fabrice Grinda” on Spreaker.

I had a very in depth conversation with Erik Torenberg of Village Global about marketplaces. We discussed:

  • What I believe about marketplaces and the trend towards verticalization that VCs don’t believe.
  • How FJ Labs evaluates investments and the four criteria that we use to determine whether we will invest or not.
  • A breakdown of some of the failed marketplace startups.
  • What you need to know if you’re building a marketplace business in 2020.
  • An analysis of marketplaces for home school, child care, therapy, construction, and more.
  • How this intersects with the future of work and the future of food.
  • Why certain legacy marketplaces have managed to stick around.

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