Released April 29th, 2021
Founder's Field Guide
Alyssa Ravasio - Supply, Demand, and the Outdoors
Alyssa Ravasio is the co-founder and CEO of Hipcamp. We cover how Alyssa bootstrapped demand in the early days, the importance of creating magical experiences for your customers, and the evolution of Hipcamp's business model
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Sarah Tavel - Consumer & Marketplace Investing
An insightful conversation on building and investing in marketplaces, networks and consumer technology.
A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
An absolute classic by veteran marketplace investor, Bill Gurley, explaining how companies should think about setting a take rate.
The Hierarchy of Marketplaces — Introduction and Level 1
Sarah Tavel provides a framework for understanding how to build and scale a marketplace, including relevant case studies.
Hierarchy of Marketplaces — Level 2
Sarah Tavel breaks down how to build and scale a marketplace - part 2 of 3
Hierarchy of Marketplaces — Level 3
Sarah Tavel breaks down how to build and scale a marketplace - part 3 of 3
28 Ways to Grow Supply in a Marketplace 📈
This article is perhaps the largest collection of tactics and strategies used to bootstrap and accelerate supply growth for marketplaces
WTF is Marketplace Liquidity?
Description of metrics and methodologies to understand and measure the often mentioned but rarely defined concept of Marketplace Liquidity
See Your Score: The NFX Marketplace Scorecard
NFX shares their methodology for investing or advising in marketplaces. Comprehensive list of elements, useful for investors and operators.
Boyd Varty - The Art of Tracking
A profound and wide-ranging discussion on how the power of the outdoors and the art of tracking animals can enrich all aspects of our lives.