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Marketplaces & Consumer

Thought leadership, insights, and deep dive reports from our Marketplaces & Consumer team.

Why Simbel Is the Simplest HR Solution for Learning and Development

Speedinvest's Jeroen Arts shares why we invested in Simbel and how they're taking care of all your HR learning and development needs.

The State Of Marketplace Startups in 2022

Speedinvest's Jeroen Arts shares five takeaways from 2022 for marketplace startups, including why now is a great time to start your business.

Luca Bocchio On What Founders Need to Know About Marketplaces

Speedinvest's Paola Vivoli interviews Luca Bocchio on what startup founders need to know when building a marketplace.

Latest Articles
What Do Early-Stage Investors Look For? An Interview With Carmen Rico
What Do Early-Stage Investors Look For? An Interview With Carmen Rico
Speedinvest's Toyosi Ogedengbe chats with Carmen Rico about what early-stage investors look for in founders and startups.
Scaling Up? What Founders Need to Know: An Interview With Manolis Manassakis
Scaling Up? What Founders Need to Know: An Interview With Manolis Manassakis
Speedinvest's Paola Vivoli interviews Manolis Manassakis on what startup founders need to know when scaling up.
Can Tokens Solve The Cold Start Problem? An Interview with Sameer Singh
Can Tokens Solve The Cold Start Problem? An Interview with Sameer Singh
Speedinvest's Paola Vivoli interviews breadcrumb.vc creator Sameer Singh on the cold start problem and why tokens aren’t necessarily the magic solution for every Web3 marketplace.
Want to Be Recession-Proof? It Starts With Self-Awareness
Want to Be Recession-Proof? It Starts With Self-Awareness
Our Platform+ team share their tips for recession-proofing your business, along with tangible steps you can take now to make sure you’re prepared.
The New Creator Economy: A Guide on Web3 Go-To-Market Tactics and Strategies
The New Creator Economy: A Guide on Web3 Go-To-Market Tactics and Strategies
Paola Vivoli dives into a guide for founders on go-to-market strategies in the new Web3 Creator Economy.
The New Creator Economy: A Guide to Web3 Creator Platforms
The New Creator Economy: A Guide to Web3 Creator Platforms
Our Paola Vivoli takes a deep dive into the founder and investor landscape of the booming creator economy.
Why Marketplaces Are Vital for Combating the Climate Crisis
Why Marketplaces Are Vital for Combating the Climate Crisis
Part of solving the climate crisis will be making existing sectors less wasteful. But how? Enter network effects and online marketplaces.
Micro-SMEs are the Core of Every Emerging Market: Our Investment in Ozé
Micro-SMEs are the Core of Every Emerging Market: Our Investment in Ozé
Ozé brings easy-to-use financial services to micro-SMEs in Nigeria and Ghana, two of the fastest-growing emerging markets in the world.
Logistics: An Interview with Laura Behrens Wu, Founder & CEO at Shippo
Logistics: An Interview with Laura Behrens Wu, Founder & CEO at Shippo
We sat down for a chat with Laura Behrens Wu, the Founder & CEO of Shippo, to discuss the future of shipping and ecommerce.
The Creator Economy: An Interview with Rally.io CEO Bremner Morris
The Creator Economy: An Interview with Rally.io CEO Bremner Morris
Rally.io CEO, Bremner Morris, discusses the creator crypto economy, the new creator-community dynamics, the future of the creator economy, and more.
Fintech-Enabled Marketplaces: An Interview with Pete Flint of NFX
Fintech-Enabled Marketplaces: An Interview with Pete Flint of NFX
The Speedinvest Marketplaces and Consumer team talks with NFX General Partner Pete Flint about the future of fintech-enabled marketplaces.
Bringing Authenticity and Intimacy Back to Photo-Sharing: Our Investment in Lapse
Bringing Authenticity and Intimacy Back to Photo-Sharing: Our Investment in Lapse
Lapse is bringing the fun of disposable cameras to the digital age.
Report: The New Frontier of Fintech-Enabled Marketplaces
Report: The New Frontier of Fintech-Enabled Marketplaces
Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer explores the new frontier of fintech-enabled marketplaces.
Acing Your Marketplace Fundraise: Series A
Acing Your Marketplace Fundraise: Series A
Practical tips for how to get your Series A marketplace and network effects business pitch deck noticed.
Acing Your Marketplace Fundraise: Seed
Acing Your Marketplace Fundraise: Seed
Practical tips for how to get your Seed marketplace and network effects business pitch deck noticed.
Acing Your Marketplace Fundraise: Pre-Seed
Acing Your Marketplace Fundraise: Pre-Seed
Practical tips for how to get your pre-Seed marketplace and network effects business pitch deck noticed.
Report: Online Marketplaces Outpace the Entire Tech Market
Report: Online Marketplaces Outpace the Entire Tech Market
In this report, Speedinvest, Adevinta and Dealroom examine the marketplace ecosystem over the past year.
Yardlink Brings Budget Saving Transparency to the Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry
Yardlink Brings Budget Saving Transparency to the Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry
Yardlink is a B2B marketplace for the construction industry that digitizes the supply chain of equipment and machine rentals.
Opening the Public Sector: Our Investment in Stotles
Opening the Public Sector: Our Investment in Stotles
Speedinvest's Jeroen Arts shares how Stotles is opening up the public sector by allowing companies of all sizes to access public tender information.
Fueling Digital Commerce in Bangladesh: Our Investment in ShopUp
Fueling Digital Commerce in Bangladesh: Our Investment in ShopUp
ShopUp enables offline and online neighborhood mom-and-pop shops to sell through digital, social and retail channels.
Planting the Seeds of Digital Finance: The Value of Timing
Planting the Seeds of Digital Finance: The Value of Timing
Agro.Club is a two-sided marketplace funding farmers and suppliers when they need it most.
Online Marketplaces: Entering the Next Phase
Online Marketplaces: Entering the Next Phase
Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer examines the next phase for online marketplaces.
2019 Review: Our 2nd Year at Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer (Part 3)
2019 Review: Our 2nd Year at Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer (Part 3)
In this three-part series, we take a look back at 2019 on the Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer team. Part 3: The Team.
2019 Review: Our 2nd Year at Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer (Part 2)
2019 Review: Our 2nd Year at Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer (Part 2)
In this three-part series, we take a look back at 2019 on the Speedinvest Network Effects team. Part 2: Investments.
2019 Review: Our 2nd Year at Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer (Part 1)
2019 Review: Our 2nd Year at Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer (Part 1)
In this three-part series, we take a look back at 2019 on the Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer team. Part 1: Deal Flow.
Network Effects & Defensibility: Admix Case Study
Network Effects & Defensibility: Admix Case Study
Network effects and defensibility are two very important success drivers for many startups today — especially marketplaces.
Personalized Coaching Brought to Your Workspace: Our Investment in CoachHub
Personalized Coaching Brought to Your Workspace: Our Investment in CoachHub
Speedinvest's Jeroen Arts shares why we invested in CoachHub, a turnkey solution to transform your managers into highly effective, inspiring leaders.
The Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer Marketplace Scorecard (Open Beta)
The Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer Marketplace Scorecard (Open Beta)
Every year we search for 8–10 needles in the haystack. Picking the winners can be a challenge with so many visionary founders out there. This is how we do it.