EM Group Chat #091: Building & Scaling Neighbor As A Leading Marketplace With Joseph Woodbury

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Recording of the Everything Marketplaces Group Chat #091 (3/8) with Joseph Woodbury, who's the CEO of Neighbor. Neighbor is a P2P marketplace for self-storage and an incredibly fast growing startup. It's quickly scaled to a team of 130+ and has raised $60M+ from top funds like a16z and Fifth Wall, along with strategic investors like executives from DoorDash, StockX, and Uber to name a few.

0:05 Intro
1:07 Joseph's background & the founding story of Neighbor
4:21 The first steps for starting Neighbor as a marketplace
6:18 An overview of Neighbor as a P2P self-storage marketplace
9:15 How Neighbor solved for the cold start problem & onboarded hosts
12:36 How Neighbor found product-market fit
14:28 How Neighbor scaled & expanded into new markets
22:19 The fundraising journey & raising $60M+ from top funds like a16z
29:36 Tips for early stage marketplace founders
34:50 Group Q&A on Neighbor listing categories & how they initially raised funding
41:04 Group Q&A on the Neighbor team & hiring tips
46:22 Group Q&A on how Neighbor started offering host guarantees & insurance
50:44 Group Q&A on how Neighbor improves the status quo by providing rental insurance

Joseph on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/WoodburyJoseph1
Neighbor: https://www.neighbor.com

Connect with Joseph in the Everything Marketplaces community.