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#71: Marketplace Magnate and Former GM of Uber Portland, Bryce Bennett, on Lessons of "jumpstarting a marketplace" and "Marketplace Density"(Part 1‪)‬ Marketplace Mayhem - The Daily Marketer

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Bryce Bennett is the founder and CEO of Solo, a platform that is bringing tools & transparency to Independent gig worker, optimizing their time, and allowing them to move between more GIGS. They also recently acquired their Seed funding.
Bryce comes from a track record of startup marketplaces, first at Uber Seattle where he Launched Seattle and then eventually Idaho, Alaska, & Montana. He also was GM of Uber Portland where he ran the WHOLE business! After that, he joined as a key leader @ Convoy where he oversaw Convoy's matching process b/t supply + demand.
Enter SOLO….Over the course of 12 months Solo has acquired $5.3M in seed funding, grown to over 2000 gig workers, is providing a critical service to a potential market of 60 M gig workers, while being a FREE platform (Damn!)
This conversation was…flipping sweet. Bryce is a calm but electrifying marketplace leader, it's as if he has an under-current of ambition streaming through his veins b/c this man has gone hard in the marketplace universe.
We dive deep into…Starting at Uber and the opportunity to bring "Uber everywhere" to life, Lessons of "jumpstarting a marketplace" and how he carried that to Solo, The power of data for the gig worker & how SOLO is becoming indispensable, "Marketplace Density" and why you need to hold that factor constant, And how Solo is empowering the "underdog" of the marketplace, the gig worker
This episode is particularly valuable for operators in any B2B SaaS business, who are curious of how to experiment FAST with features and products that obsessively serve & delight the customer
DIG IN! You can like & subscribe if you like to, but ultimately we'd PREFER to hear your thoughts: so tell us what you think of the episode & leave a review. You can also find show notes @ https://jakubkubicka.com/bryce

Bryce Bennett is the founder and CEO of Solo, a platform that is bringing tools & transparency to Independent gig worker, optimizing their time, and allowing them to move between more GIGS. They also recently acquired their Seed funding.
Bryce comes from a track record of startup marketplaces, first at Uber Seattle where he Launched Seattle and then eventually Idaho, Alaska, & Montana. He also was GM of Uber Portland where he ran the WHOLE business! After that, he joined as a key leader @ Convoy where he oversaw Convoy's matching process b/t supply + demand.
Enter SOLO….Over the course of 12 months Solo has acquired $5.3M in seed funding, grown to over 2000 gig workers, is providing a critical service to a potential market of 60 M gig workers, while being a FREE platform (Damn!)
This conversation was…flipping sweet. Bryce is a calm but electrifying marketplace leader, it's as if he has an under-current of ambition streaming through his veins b/c this man has gone hard in the marketplace universe.
We dive deep into…Starting at Uber and the opportunity to bring "Uber everywhere" to life, Lessons of "jumpstarting a marketplace" and how he carried that to Solo, The power of data for the gig worker & how SOLO is becoming indispensable, "Marketplace Density" and why you need to hold that factor constant, And how Solo is empowering the "underdog" of the marketplace, the gig worker
This episode is particularly valuable for operators in any B2B SaaS business, who are curious of how to experiment FAST with features and products that obsessively serve & delight the customer
DIG IN! You can like & subscribe if you like to, but ultimately we'd PREFER to hear your thoughts: so tell us what you think of the episode & leave a review. You can also find show notes @ https://jakubkubicka.com/bryce

37 min