Building a Marketplace Startup
Marketplace startups have gained steam in recent years. These liaisons between vendors and consumers have disrupted business models across industries and caught the attention of entrepreneurs and investors alike. But growing and scaling a marketplace startup is no easy feat. Marketplace economies are complex and difficult to master.
To help entrepreneurs start their own marketplace businesses, we met with five marketplace founders. Together, we explored how they created and grew their startups—and what advice they have for entrepreneurs eager to succeed.
Alpay Koralturk - Founder of Kaiyo
Arun Gupta - Co-Founder & CEO of Grailed
Yi-Hsian Godfrey - Co-Founder & CEO of Apiari
Jaden Levitt - Co-Founder & COO of Pietra
Kenji-Travis Yamazaki - Co-Founder & Marketing Director of East Meet East