EM Group Chat #064: Building & Launching Primer With Ryan Delk, Co-founder & CEO

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Ryan Delk

Recording of the Everything Marketplaces Group Chat #064 (8/13) with Ryan Delk, who's the CEO of Primer. Primer is an education platform that's reinventing childhood education, starting with homeschooling first. It’s raised from top investors like Founders Fund, Naval Ravikant, Village Global, and Harry Stebbings. Ryan was also previously the COO of Omni, a rental marketplace that raised over $32M in venture capital.

0:57 Ryan's background
2:09 Learnings & lessons from scaling Omni
8:12 An overview of Primer as a business
11:40 The first steps Ryan took to start Primer
13:44 The approach Primer is taking to reinvent education
16:15 The Primer product experience with clubs & rooms for kids
21:58 How Primer is building trust with parents
23:12 Primer's revenue model
23:54 The metrics that matter for Primer as a business
27:50 Who Primer is for
30:05 How Primer is building an engaged community
34:46 The fundraising journey & raising from top investors
37:36 How the pandemic accelerated Primer
42:50 Tips & advice for early stage marketplace founders

Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/delk
Primer: https://withprimer.com

Connect with Ryan in the Everything Marketplaces community.