Airline pilot for 7 years and Multimedia bachelor by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, I always thought of myself as an entrepreneur. Some of my ventures include:
- Computer Based Trainer that teaches first time pilots to fly their first airplane.
- Travel Cards, a universal translator for travelers, which created some buzz in the travel industry, but never launched.
- Picto Connection, a several times awarded collaborative platform that uses big data and artificial intelligence to allow people with communication disabilities communicate satisfactorily.
- Sharing Academy, a peer-to-peer tutoring marketplace where university students can earn an extra income by sharing the knowledge they acquired in previous semesters to other students from the same university. It became the Best App of the World at Mobile World Congress 2016 out of 9,000 competing apps from all over the world.
I am a passionate person, eager to question the status quo willing to help you success with your marketplace. During the last 2 years I advised more than 20 startups to launch their marketplaces. The topics I cover are based on The Lean Marketplace (book I translated and edited in Spanish):
– PHASE I – GETTING STARTED –
1. What you need to know before starting your marketplace business
2. How to come up with a great marketplace idea
3. How to choose the right business model
4. How to avoid disintermediation
5. How to set your commission
6. How to validate your idea before building the platform
– PHASE II – BUILDING A PLATFORM –
7. How to build a Minimum Viable Platform
8. How to communicate your value proposition to your users
9. How to match your customers with the right providers
10. How to design your marketplace’s transaction flow
– PHASE III – LAUNCHING AND GROWING THE MARKETPLACE –
11. How to build the initial supply
12. How to launch your marketplace
13. How to grow your marketplace
14. How to measure your success: The key marketplace metrics
15. How to build trust in your marketplace
16. How to turn your marketplace into a community
If you like the plan, I'll be happy to guide you through your process of launching your marketplace!