tech, startups, internet

The marketplace funding napkin

This is a bit dated, but I think it hasn’t aged too badly. “So what does it take to raise capital as a marketplace startup in 2018?” Published by Julia Morrongiel at Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

Are you a platform or a marketplace?

Michelle Vautier, VP of Payments & Risk at Patreon, tackles the question. Check it out for her many good points about the distinction. The post adds value on the topic. I might argue, though, that she mistakenly ignores the retailer classification when […]

retail therapy

Amazon is funding markdowns on marketplace. 

In a new tactic, Amazon is discounting some products below prices that marketplace sellers set. They’re funding the difference themselves. Why? One reason – brick & mortar competitors won’t price match marketplace sellers. This means you can’t buy these products […]