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Interview Begins – what is HeadBox?
What are the problems being solved by the HeadBox marketplace?
How did people book venues before HeadBox?
HeadBox Origin Story – where did the idea come from?
What did the first few days and weeks of HeadBox look like?
How did you get started?
Who were the first hires, and how did they acquire supply and demand?
After you had acquired your first 1000 venues – when did you switch on demand?
How did you decide which channel was best for your marketplace?
The importance of learning lessons about your customers yourself (the hard way) vs. offloading marketing to an agency
The importance of learning in startups
Manual processes behind the scenes (things that don’t scale) when growing HeadBox
SaaS-enabled marketplace – what the hell is a SaaS-enabled Marketplace?
HeadBox as the first SaaS-Enabled Marketplace in the Venue Industry
Spinning the ‘flywheel’ of growth by solving problems for customers and suppliers in tandem
Where will HeadBox be 3 years from now? What does the future of booking a venue look like?
Andrew’s advice to people starting or building two-sided marketplaces 34:09 Outro