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AirBnB Acquires Last-Minute Hotel Booking App HotelTonight: A Look Back…
On March 7, 2019, Airbnb announced its agreement to acquire HotelTonight*, a hotel-booking service focused…
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Roger Lee, Brandon G...
Gaming is Eating Media… and Pokemon is Just the Start
“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop…
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Roger Lee
Getting from Seed to Series A: Insider Tips from Tech’s…
What are the secrets to raising a Series A round, if you’re a seed-stage company,…
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The Hype Around a New Model for Trust—in Sneakers
“Hip hop used to be a niche music market—now it’s pop music. The same is…
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Searching for the Next Billion-Dollar Marketplace? Look in the Shadows
Most online-marketplace entrepreneurs, investors, and executives all agree that a big market size and total…
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Beyond eBay: Lessons from the Experts in Scaling Today’s Online…
We’ve come a long way from eBay. That famous online marketplace from the Internet 1.0…
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EmBARKing on a new journey: Dog Walking and the Power…
A little less than a year ago, we published the Battery Network Effects Index, a…
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Roger Lee
Uber and Airbnb: Not All Marketplaces are Created Equal
So far, 2017 has been a non-stop PR headache for Uber, and that’s putting it…
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Roger Lee
Network Effects – The Keys to Ascending the Consumer-Internet Throne
“Category kings”, defined as market-share leaders in particular business sectors, often wind up creating the…
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Roger Lee
Battery Ventures Network Effect Index
The Battery Ventures Network Effect Index—which includes 36 current or previously publicly traded companies, each…
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Asaf Peled
How Our Sports Site is Successfully Reaching Millennials
It’s crowded out there these days for digital media brands. It seems like every other…
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Niraj Shah
Wake Up, Brick-and-Mortar Retailers
The Web is bringing a sea change in terms of what shoppers expect, no matter…