25 episodes

Two-Sided, the podcast about building an online marketplace business. Two-sided of course, because we’ll discuss Demand & Supply, but also the good side and the bad side, the easy stuff and the hard stuff, and how it looks from the outside versus what is really going on on the inside of an online marketplace.
In this series, we sit down with marketplace entrepreneurs, investors and other brilliant minds who work with online marketplaces and two-sided platforms every single day.
We will talk about starting, building, growing and scaling, and every stage in between. In each episode, we will do our best to uncover insights and wisdom you won’t find anywhere else.
If you are into online marketplace businesses, you will be into this podcast.

Two-Sided - The Marketplace Podcast Sjoerd Handgraaf / Sharetribe

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Two-Sided, the podcast about building an online marketplace business. Two-sided of course, because we’ll discuss Demand & Supply, but also the good side and the bad side, the easy stuff and the hard stuff, and how it looks from the outside versus what is really going on on the inside of an online marketplace.
In this series, we sit down with marketplace entrepreneurs, investors and other brilliant minds who work with online marketplaces and two-sided platforms every single day.
We will talk about starting, building, growing and scaling, and every stage in between. In each episode, we will do our best to uncover insights and wisdom you won’t find anywhere else.
If you are into online marketplace businesses, you will be into this podcast.

    S2E11 - How a comic book community turned into a marketplace - Gene Miguel (Shortboxed)

    S2E11 - How a comic book community turned into a marketplace - Gene Miguel (Shortboxed)

    In this episode, Sjoerd interviews Gene Miguel, CEO and co-founder of Shortboxed, a marketplace for buying and selling comic books.

    • 49 min
    S2E10 - Growing a marketplace through perseverance - Trisha Bantigue (Queenly)

    S2E10 - Growing a marketplace through perseverance - Trisha Bantigue (Queenly)

    Trisha Bantigue is the CEO and co-founder of Queenly, a marketplace for formal dresses. Queenly is backed by prestigious investors such as YCombinator and Andreessen Horowitz. But her story starts in the Philippines, where she was raised by her grandparents.

    • 44 min
    S2E09 - How Drive lah balances speed vs. quality - Gaurav Singhal (Drive lah)

    S2E09 - How Drive lah balances speed vs. quality - Gaurav Singhal (Drive lah)

    Gaurav Singhal, co-founder at Drive lah, a peer-to-peer car rental platform in Singapore and Australia, shares his lessons on:
    speed vs quality, customer experience vs technology solution, and how they turned Covid from a blocker into a tailwind.

    • 45 min
    S2E08 - How Curtsy drove $25M annual GMV with a team of 6 - David Oates (Curtsy)

    S2E08 - How Curtsy drove $25M annual GMV with a team of 6 - David Oates (Curtsy)

    In this episode, we learn how Curtsy was able to reach success despite second hand apparel being a crowded space with many established players. David Oates, CEO & Co-founder shares Curtsy journey from the humble beginnings to the powerhouse it is now.

    • 46 min
    S2E07 - Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power of sales for your marketplace - Jason Bergman (MarketPryce)

    S2E07 - Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power of sales for your marketplace - Jason Bergman (MarketPryce)

    Jason Bergman thinks most marketplace founders underestimate the power of sales.

    Jason is a big sports fan and has always loved working in sales. Before founding MarketPryce, he ran his own sports agency where he tried acquiring customers by sending Instagram messages to almost three thousand professional athletes.


    The success rate of the Instagram tactic was pretty terrible. But the experience paid off big time when Jason co-founded MarketPryce, a platform for athletes to find marketing deals. MarketPryce has matched thousands of brands and athletes together. For finding both sides, effective direct sales has been a core strategy.

    In the latest episode of Two-Sided, Sjoerd talks with Jason about:
    How most marketplace founders still underestimate the power of direct sales
    How a change in regulation grew MarketPryce’s market one hundred times overnight
    How MarketPryce modeled its user experience after Tinder.


    A fun episode, giving a glimpse inside a relatively early-stage marketplace growing very rapidly.

    • 47 min
    S2E06 - Having fun building your business is a competitive advantage - Andrew Gazdecki (MicroAcquire)

    S2E06 - Having fun building your business is a competitive advantage - Andrew Gazdecki (MicroAcquire)

    Andrew Gazdecki loves building businesses. He was the weird kid in high school with an eBay store. He built and sold a job board in college. He used the proceeds to start another company, still in college, which he sold before the turned 30.

    Andrew’s latest venture is MicroAcquire, a marketplace for buying and selling online businesses. The platform boasts a community of more than 150,000 entrepreneurs and raised $6.3m in funding last year.

    In the latest episode of Two-Sided, Andrew talks to Sjoerd about:
    How his entrepreneurial journey influenced his approach to building MicroAcquire
    Making non-obvious bets
    The importance of loving what you do
    And much more.

    A really inspiring episode, giving a serial entrepreneur’s perspective on building a marketplace business.

    • 40 min

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