Tag: collaborative marketplaces

Planning on building a peer-to-peer marketplace? An interview with Juho Makkonen

Creating a peer-to-peer marketplace is one of today’s most popular startup ideas. The success of platforms like Airbnb, Etsy and Fiverr have proven that the online marketplace model is very scalable, and can be applied to pretty much any area of business. We are just at the beginning of the platform era and will see…  Read more

COLLABORATIVE PIONEER: AN INSIDE INTERVIEW WITH RAJ SINGH OF SOOQINI

Raj Singh is the CEO of Sooqini. Raj is a technology entrepreneur and investor, with over 25 years of experience in innovation and IT, as applied to technology-enabled companies and their ecosystems. We caught up with him to hear more about Sooqini 1. Can you describe what Sooqini does and how it began? Very simply…  Read more

Is Building An Online Marketplace Really That Hard?

This is the first in a six-part series of posts about online/mobile marketplaces. Brought to you by CollaborativeConsumption.com and our content partner Balanced. I used to take a trotro every weekend down to Makola Market near Kwame Nkrumah Circle when I lived in Accra. Trotros are these amazing creations of urban ingenuity that put most big-city public…  Read more

$500k processed per day on Stripe’s Collaborative Marketplaces payment platform

“A few weeks ago, payments startup Stripe made it significantly easier for collaborative consumption startups to take and process payments.” Stripe’s platform makes it easier for startups to split money paid for their services into more than one account. This helps facilitate transactions to a great number of service providers under one system – a common pain point for…  Read more