Marketplaces and all their specifics in a nutshell; Brian O’Malley, the partner at Accel Capital, presents which challenges of marketplace business models a startup has to face, as well as describes the mistakes that should be avoided.
Brian O’Malley joined Accel from Battery Ventures, where he led investments in companies like Dollar Shave Club, BazaarVoice (public), BrightEdge, Coupa and Skullcandy (public) as the general partner. 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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