A list of marketplaces for startups can help the CEO leverage a startup in many new ways. These range from fund raising to buying and selling assets to hiring staff. This post lists several types of marketplaces that serve various types of resources of value to startups.
Marketplaces that provide crowd funding
Please see John Gale’s post What is crowd funding as a source of money for a startup
Many crowd funding services have been created; especially in the US and UK. Whether you prefer donation, equity or debt crowd funding for your startup, there is a UK (and a US) based platform designed for you. Please see John Gale’s post List of US Crowd Funding Platforms
For the UK please see John’s posts:
- List of Equity crowd funding platforms in the UK
- List of Debt Crowdfunding Sites in the UK
- List of Donation crowd funding sites in the UK
- Please also do a search on crowdfunding to locate other posts on crowdfunding.
Marketplaces for seller financing
If you are purchasing a startup or small business then seller financing is one possibility. Biz Buy Sell is a marketplace that has facilitated more than 100,000 business sales. In some cases there is seller financing available. Please see our post Alternative Funding for Startups
Marketplaces for finding virtual assistants
Virtual Assistants are really just a packaged type of consultant. Many hold advanced degrees or have years of specialized experience. As startups grow they need a variety of short term and long term part time staff. So, Virtual Assistants can be used to address selected parts of these needs. They can be hired through Upwork.com (formerly Odesk.com), Fiverr. Com and other marketplaces. Please see John Gale’s post How Startups Use Virtual Assistants
Marketplace for selling renting and exchanging hitech startup assets
Ho Ho is a community for technology startups to list their assets – for sale, rent or exchange. See www.hoho.ly
Diggen (@diggendotcom on Twitter)
Diggen.com is a San Diego based data marketplace to help marketers manage data driven enterprises with a platform to source and integrate data into all marketing technology stacks.