Faire is an online wholesale marketplace.
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Andreessen Horowitz has released its list of the top 100 e-commerce marketplace platforms for 2021, based on consumer analytics data from Bloomberg Second Measure.
The marketplaces were ranked using “Gross Merchandise Value,” a metric looking at total consumer spend on an e-commerce site and one of the best indicators of an e-commerce company’s health.
The top 20 e-commerce marketplaces include Instacart, StockX, Valve, and Outschool, all of which have demonstrated consistency since 2019 and have showed growth and resiliency in the pandemic.
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Founders: Eren Bali, Gagan Biyani, and Oktay Caglar
Total funding: $296.5 million, according to Crunchbase
Udemy is an education marketplace that offers online courses for adults and young students in subjects from computer programming to public relations.
Founder: George Bousis
Total funding: $147.2 million, according to Crunchbase
Raise is a direct-to-consumer marketplace for discounted gift cards and coupons. The site sells gift cards from more than 4,000 brands including Target, Walmart, and Best Buy.
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Founders: Max Rhodes, Daniele Perito, Marcelo Cortes, and Jeffrey Kolovson
Total funding: $436 million, according to Crunchbase
Faire is an online wholesale marketplace that matches independent brands with retailers looking for goods to stock in their stores. A representative for Faire said the company more than tripled its business in 2020, with sales of over 35 million items. Its network includes more than 150,000 independent retailers.
17. Course Hero
Founder: Andrew Grauer
Total funding: $97.4 million, according to Crunchbase
Course Hero is a resource platform for students and educators to share and trade study documents, practice questions, and tutoring resources for different subjects.
Founders: Felix Lung, Kevin Ryan, Nobu Nakaguchi, Shan-Lyn Ma
Total funding: $140.8 million, according to Crunchbase
Zola is a wedding-centric marketplace where couples can create websites for their events, build gift registries, and buy products like accessories and party favors.
Founder: David Rogier
Total funding: $236.4 million, according to Crunchbase
MasterClass is an online education platform that sells virtual classes given by experts in their respective fields. For example, subscribers can have access to a cooking class from Gordon Ramsay or an acting class from Natalie Portman.
Founders: Joel Clark, Mark Jenney, Patrick Couch
Total funding: $150 million, according to Crunchbase
RVshare connects RV owners with travelers looking to rent their vehicles for road trips. The available vehicles range from travel trailers to Class A motorhomes.
Founders: Jack Groetzinger and Russell D’Souza
Total funding: $162.1 million, according to Crunchbase
SeatGeek is an app that allows users to buy and sell tickets for different events. The company aggregates tickets for events from different sites in addition to listing its own ticket inventory as well.
Founder: Melody McCloskey
Total funding: $40 million, according to Crunchbase
StyleSeat is a marketplace where consumers can book appointments with barbers and beauty professionals. Users can sort through professionals by location or by services like haircuts, braiding, and nail care.
Founders: Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Young, Ryan Quinn, Tyler Bunnell
Total funding: $75.1 million, according to Crunchbase
Outdoorsy is a marketplace connecting travelers and owners of campervans, trailers, and motorhomes. The company says it has more than 200,000 rentals in 4,800 cities and 14 countries.
Founder: Amir Nathoo
Total funding: $55 million, according to Crunchbase
Outschool is an online learning platform that connects students and parents with teachers and peers and facilitates small groups of virtual classes that range from improv to computer programming.
Founder: Shelby Clark
Total funding: $467.4 million, according to Crunchbase
Turo’s platform allows users to rent cars directly from their owners. The company says that there are more than 450,000 vehicles and more than 850 unique makes and models available to rent.
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Founder: Eric Baker
Total funding: $65 million, according to Crunchbase
Viagogo is a European marketplace for ticket exchange and resale. The company, founded by StubHub cofounder Eric Baker, made a move to acquire StubHub for $4.05 billion in March, which ended up being blocked by competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Thousands of garments are stored on a three-tiered conveyor system at a sorting facility for ThredUp, an online thrift store.
Founders: James Reinhart, Oliver Lubin, and Chris Homer
Total funding: $304.1 million, according to Crunchbase
ThredUp is an online consignment and thrift store that functions as a middleman between resellers and buyers, holding millions of pieces of inventory in its four warehouses across the US. The company raised $168 million in an initial public offering in late March.
Founders: Eddy Lu and Daishin Sugano
Total funding: $297.6 million, according to Crunchbase
GOAT is a marketplace platform that specializes in sneakers and streetwear, a category that is predicted to continue to grow in the coming years. GOAT recently secured an investment from Groupe Artemis, a lead shareholder of luxury fashion leader Kering, of an undisclosed amount. In September, GOAT closed a series E funding round of $100 million, which brought the company’s total valuation up to $1.75 billion, a source familiar with the deal said.
Founders: Aaron Easterly, Greg Gottesman, Philip Kimmey
Total funding: $310.9 million, according to Crunchbase
With Rover, pet owners can book and pay for services like overnight boarding, house sitting, dog walking, doggy day care, and drop-in visits. All sitters must pass a background check and be approved by the company before being listed on the platform.
Founders: Josh Luber, Dan Gilbert, Chris Kaufman, and Greg Schwartz
Total funding: $435 million, according to Crunchbase
StockX is a leading resale platform for sneakers, streetwear, and other collectibles that recently surpassed 10 million lifetime sales, the company announced in a July report. Sources have told Insider that StockX is looking to go public as soon as this year. While the company declined to comment on the IPO, StockX cofounder Greg Schwartz told Insider that an IPO is a possibility.
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Founders: Cliff Johnson, Eric Breon
Total funding: $634.5 million, according to Crunchbase
Vacasa is a vacation rental marketplace that also offers property owners management tools like professional photography and cleaning and assistance with taxes and permits. CEO Matt Robers recently told Insider that “an IPO is definitely part of a possible future” for the company.
Founders: Gabe Newell, Mike Harrington
Total funding: Private
Valve, which makes its own video games and software, runs a platform called Steam that allows creators and publishers to connect directly with customers.
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Founders: Brandon Leonardo, Max Mullen, and Apoorva Mehta
Total funding: $2.7 billion, according to Crunchbase
Online grocery platform Instacart offers same-day delivery and pickup and has continued to outpace industry leaders like Walmart Grocery and Target-owned Shipt. The company raised an additional $265 million in March from existing investors, bringing its valuation to $39 billion.