As we scaled up our operations, Jose and I more pro-actively assist our portfolio companies. We now help them fundraise, share best practices and do business development deals with each other.
One of our initiatives is to organize regular breakfast meetings for marketplace startups. We did the first one in New York a month ago and recently organized one in San Francisco. The first ones were limited to our portfolio companies, but we will probably open them up to a wider audience going forward.
We discussed everything and anything ranging from marketplace design, ideal take rate, fundraising strategies, tracking tools, how to avoid disintermediation and much more.
We look forward to organizing many more such events in the future!