Crossover Network Effects

As I’ve spent more time building marketplaces and advising other marketplace founders, I’ve observed a phenomenon that isn’t common across all marketplaces. I’ve tried searching for any existing writing and thus far have been unable to find a definition for it so I decided to take a stab at defining it myself. I’m calling them crossover network effects: When supply becomes demand in a marketplace and demand becomes supply.

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Dave Lu

Co-founder @ Pared. Managing Partner @ Hyphen Capital. Proud Taiwanese-American dad. Passionate about marketplaces and communities.