EM Group Chat #116: Marketplace Insights From StubHub & Now Investing With Jeff Fluhr

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Recording of the Everything Marketplaces Group Chat #116 (11/1) with Jeff Fluhr, who's a Partner at Craft Ventures. Craft Ventures is a leading early stage venture fund that's backed notable marketplaces like Airbnb, Instawork, Eventbrite, Lyft, and more. Prior to Craft Ventures, Jeff was also the Co-founder & CEO of StubHub, which was notably acquired by eBay.

0:06 Intro
1:21 Jeff's background
3:38 Taking StubHub from idea to acquisition by eBay
10:44 The key points & learnings along the way from scaling StubHub as a marketplace
25:39 The StubHub acquisition by eBay for $300M+
33:15 Joining Craft Ventures & investing in marketplace startups
37:35 An overview of Craft Ventures as a leading early stage venture fund
42:46 Group Q&A on how investors evaluate SaaS enabled marketplaces with both recurring revenue & take rates
54:26 Group Q&A on revenue & metrics for SaaS enabled marketplaces

Jeff on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/jefffluhr
Craft Ventures: https://www.craftventures.com

Connect with Jeff in the Everything Marketplaces community.