Building and Scaling Marketplaces with Reid Hoffman

At Mosaic we’re long been big believers in the potential of Marketplace Business. In this episode of the Mosaic Ventures Podcast, Mosaic Partner Simon Levene is joined by linkedin Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman speaking at our Inaugural Marketplaces Meetup earlier this year.

In the podcast Reid recounts the early days of Paypal, why eBay never reached the potential of Amazon, his first meeting with Brian Chesky and ultimately why he decided to invest in AirBnb. In addition he offers some practical tips on building trust with reputation systems and guarantees / reducing leakage and finally what VC’s look for in Marketplace businesses.

 

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