Investing in Next Generation Marketplaces

Marketplaces and all their specifics in a nutshell. Brian O’Malley, a partner at Accel Capital, presents which challenges of marketplace business models has a startup face as well as describing the mistakes that should be avoided.
He joined Accel from Battery Ventures, where as a general partner he led investments in companies like Dollar Shave Club, BazaarVoice (public), BrightEdge, Coupa and Skullcandy (public). Prior to Battery, Brian led sales efforts and built some of the first web service-based API integrations for Bowstreet, Inc. (acquired by IBM). He started his career as a developer for Motorola.

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