Friday, October 18, 2013

Ask A VC: Greylock's Simon Rothman On Disruptive Marketplaces, Greymarket And More

In this week’s Ask A VC, we were joined by Greylock’s newest partner, Simon Rothman to talk about future disruptive marketplaces and more.

Rothman, who is spearheading Greylock’s new $100 million commitment to investing in marketplaces, led U.S. operations and founded eBay Motors, which he built into a $14 billion a year global business. He talked about mobile marketplaces, what the next opportunities in creating marketplaces are and more.

Rothman also shed more details on the firm’s first marketplace conference, Greymarket on Friday, November 15th. The event, which is invite-only, will be open to companies and entrepreneurs outside the Greylock portfolio. Speakers include Reid Hoffman, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, eBay CEO John Donohoe,  Co-founder of Lyft, Logan Green and more.

One lucky reader could score an invite to the conference. Greylock wants you to send them a 1 minute video explaining your best hack or trick for creating demand for or helped grow your marketplace or to The winning entry will spend time with Rothman to develop a presentation to be included on the agenda for the conference (the deadline is Tuesday, Oct 29).

Check out the video above for more!

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