Had a lot of fun being interviewed by Mat Sherman on his podcast, Forward Thinking Founders, about:
📈 how the first week of March 2020 was actually our best ever week for Sales in Encore history (🤦♂️) 😷 how Encore has adapted to COVID 🧠 how I managed myself and my own psychology during the toughest weeks of the pandemic 🔮 how we think the future is going to unfold in music
Really pleased to announce that Episode 3 of the Marketplace Mechanics podcast is OUT NOW!
In this episode, I was privileged to have Andrew Needham from HeadBox joining me in the studio.
HeadBox is a marketplace for booking inspiring meeting and events space all over the UK (and as of this month, Ireland!), and Andrew was generous enough to chat in-depth about the lessons learned during the early days of launching the platform.
Marketplace Mechanics is BACK! After an unintentional one-year hiatus due to being busy building my own marketplace, I’m delighted to be recording MM again and to be releasing Episode 2 today.
In this episode, I speak to Jean-Michel Chalayer, the CEO & Co-Founder of LeSalon. I’ve known JM for several years now and our marketplaces are at similar stages (between Seed and Series A), so it’s always a pleasure to sit down and discuss strategy and tactics with him.
In this episode, we discuss an exciting range of topics including:
The early days of building a marketplace
Doing things that don’t scale to match supply and demand however you can
Supplier vetting, onboarding and training
Fostering a real community within your marketplace
Advice for anyone considering starting a new two-sided marketplace
I’d love to ask a favour: once you’ve listened to the podcast, could you send me some feedback? Specifically:
Were my questions good and interesting?
Did you think the episode was too long, too short, or just right?
How was the audio quality?
I’m particularly interested in feedback on audio quality as I edited and mixed this episode myself. Episode 1 was done professionally, so let me know whether you think I should continue editing myself, or getting someone more knowledgeable to do it!
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