In this bonus episode of Wannabe Angels, Harry talks to Colin about his time at Outdoorsy. Outdoorsy is a RV sharing platform where owners can list their RV/Camper for rent. Colin worked as the Chief Revenue Officer at Outdoorsy. In this episode, Harry and Colin take a deep dive into lessons learned about marketplaces and what it took to make Outdoorsy successful.
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0:00 - Intro
1:45 - What is Outdoorsy?
8:10 - What has Colin learned about marketplaces from his time at Outdoorsy?
10:39 - How does Outdoorsy handle the challenges of insurance?
16:57 - How did Outdoorsy market themselves?
20:21 - What makes a good host on Outdoorsy?
25:48 - Colin’s thoughts on new rideshare companies.
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Colin Gardiner has spent over a decade building startups focusing on online marketplaces. Most recently, he worked for Outdoorsy as Chief Revenue Officer. He advises marketplace/platform startups on growth, analytics, monetization, fundraising, and strategy. He also runs the rapidly growing syndicate Yonder Ventures, which invests in marketplaces and platforms and the SaaS, Fintech, Insurtech, and the technology enabling them.
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Harry Campbell runs The Rideshare Guy, a popular community for drivers and gig workers. He’s an active angel investor having invested over $500k of personal funds in 30+ companies and funds over the past few years, still trying to figure it all out though! Harry also has a $500k mini-fund that invests in early stage mobility, logistics, marketplaces and his network.
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