Ryan Caldbeck, CircleUp CEO
This article originally appeared in Ryan's Forbes Blog and has been edited to bring it up to date.
What do Airbnb, Etsy, OpenTable, Uber, and Kickstarter have in common? Well, to begin with, each of them are relatively young. Each of them also followed the heavyweights Amazon and Ebay, and each of them share something else in common:
Their success stems from the simple fact that each one removed friction in a market by aggregating supply and demand in a user-friendly way. And there is something else: Each of these platforms have reaped the massive ...