Recording of the Everything Marketplaces Group Chat #114 (10/18) with Angela Tran, who's a Partner at Version One Ventures. Version One Ventures is an early stage venture fund that’s backed notable marketplaces like Headout, Shippo, Patch, Coinbase, and more. Angela has also published lots of great resources for marketplace founders like A Guide To Marketplaces.
1:12 Angela's background
5:25 An overview & update on Version One Ventures as an early stage venture fund
9:02 Why Angela & Version One Ventures are interested in marketplaces
12:59 Examples of marketplaces that Version One Ventures has invested in
16:23 Emerging trends & opportunities for marketplaces in the circular economy
21:47 Examples of marketplaces building for the circular economy
23:05 The current state of fundraising
25:37 The importance of "why now" when building a marketplace
28:11 Tips for early stage marketplace founders that are fundraising
31:09 Group Q&A on how investors evaluate SaaS enabled marketplaces & revenue
35:57 Group Q&A on metrics investors look for at the earliest stages & how they evaluate markets
Angela on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/angelatytran
Version One Ventures: https://www.versionone.vc
A Guide To Marketplaces: https://www.versionone.vc/marketplaces-guide-ed3
Connect with Angela in the Everything Marketplaces community.