I’ve been working on marketplace businesses for 13+ years, and have experienced every stage of marketplace development. Along the way I’ve picked up a few lessons that I discuss with Casey Winters, Greylock Growth Advisor in Residence, who also has great marketplace insights from his experience at companies like GrubHub where he was the first marketing hire. Check it out via Greylock Partners, on VentureBeat, or below:
Author: Brian Rothenberg
Founder & startup growth leader turned VC @ Defy Partners.
I have operated through every stage: from founding, seed, series A through late-stage funding, all the way through IPO – from idea to hundreds of millions in revenue. Most recently I was at Eventbrite for 6+ years from startup through IPO ($300M revenue, nearly $3B market cap), serving as VP of Growth and running a $100M+ revenue line as GM. I founded a local services marketplace, SkillSlate, backed by First Round and Canaan Partners, which we ultimately sold to TaskRabbit. I have also been an angel investor and growth advisor to dozens of startups as part of Sequoia's Scout program, First Round Capital's Angel Track + Expert Network, and YC's Growth Council.
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