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Marketplace 100

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2023 Marketplace 100

A ranking of the 100 largest consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies.

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Reinventing the way we travel

"Adventure is out there!"

Unless you hire a travel agent, planning is still a manual and time-intensive process—until now. We believe that the travel industry is perfectly positioned to ride the wave of AI.

What We Believe

It’s impossible to talk about new technology without talking about human flourishing — every new technology from the plow to the microchip has typically been followed by a period of newfound wealth for consumers in the form of cheaper goods, improved productivity, and longer, healthier lives. In many ways, the most financially average person in our modern society experiences daily luxuries that history’s Pharaohs and Caesars could not imagine: instant communication, broadcast television, global travel, antibiotics.

As we enter the AI era, we predict the benefits to consumers will be as profound as the technology is magical; what indeed are the implications for software that can write poetry, listen emphatically, compose music, or provide dating advice?

In a word, we predict an Era of Abundance — consumers’ lives will be enriched through new channels for creativity and self expression, new paths to self discovery and belonging, and new ways to do the most meaningful work of their lives.

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Introducing the Marketplace 100

A ranking of the 100 largest consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies.

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Meet the Consumer Team

We’re investors focused on the products and services that will be game-changers for the consumer experience across the world. We believe technology isn’t only for enhancing business, it’s about advancing human progress.

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