The Intersection of Financial Services and Marketplaces with Pete Flint and Alex Taussig

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Erik is joined on this episode by Alex Taussig (@ataussig) of Lightspeed, and Pete Flint (@peteflint) of NFX. They talk about: - The evolution of marketplaces over time, including a comparison of the characteristics of eBay and Lyft at the time they went public. - Why the next wave of marketplace businesses will be in financial services, and why they require a unique team with a specific set of experiences. - Examples of existing startups that are working in this space, as well as their requests for startups. - The pros and cons of ISAs, and their potential impact. - Conversational commerce, and why it didn’t live up to the hype. - How healthcare and other heavily regulated markets might be be attacked by entrepreneurs. Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

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