Announcing our next meetup: Data-Driven Marketplaces, San Francisco, May 16

Back in October, we hosted our first marketplace-themed meetup on the topic of The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended and made it a great evening.

In case you missed it, you can read some of the key takeaways from the evening’s talks, including a fireside chat with Boris and Uber’s Andrew Chen; growing a B2B marketplace with Shippo’s Mikhail Ledvich; Slava Rubin describing how Indiegogo grew its business; and Anthony Marino on ThredUp’s move to a managed marketplace model.

Today, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting our second meetup in San Francisco, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:30pm on Data-Driven Marketplaces.

As many of you know, I have been re-discovering my data roots, spending a lot of time with awesome data scientists and engineers and learning how they build data-driven products. This meetup is particularly special since it aligns with our interest in marketplaces, as well as with our thesis on network effects built around people AND data at scale.

If you’re a founder, data scientist, engineer, product or growth leader who is curious about how you can leverage data science to build a marketplace, this is the event for you!

Event Details & How to RSVP

Learn from Jamie Davidson (Product & Data Platform @ Looker; previously @ HotelTonight, Redpoint), Bala Ganapathy (Product @ Instacart; previously @ Adara) and Jessica Zuniga (Data & Personalization @ Tophatter; previously @ LinkedIn) about:

  • How to A/B test a marketplace, build recommendation engines, and improve discovery and conversion
  • How to seed supply in a data-driven manner and plan your geographical or new customer segment expansion
  • How to optimize (on-demand) logistics, etc.

The meetup is free but it’s an invite-only event and space is limited. If you’re interested, please email us with the subject line “Marketplace Meetup” and we will send you an invitation.

Hope that you can join us!



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