Ask A VC: Greylock’s Simon Rothman On Disruptive Marketplaces, Greymarket And More

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In this week’s Ask A VC, we were joined by Greylock’s newest partner, Simon Rothman, to talk about future disruptive marketplaces and more.

Rothman, who is spearheading Greylock’s new $100 million commitment to investing in marketplaces, led U.S. operations and founded eBay Motors, which he built into a $14 billion a year global business. He talked about mobile marketplaces, what the next opportunities in creating marketplaces are and more.

Rothman also shed more details on the firm’s first marketplace conference, Greymarket, on Friday, November 15th. The event, which is invite-only, will be open to companies and entrepreneurs outside the Greylock portfolio. Speakers include Reid Hoffman, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, eBay CEO John Donahoe, Lyft co-founder Logan Green and more.

One lucky reader could score an invite to the conference. Greylock wants you to send them a one-minute video explaining your best hack or trick for creating demand for, or how you helped to grow, your marketplace to marketplace@greylock.com. The winning entry will spend time with Rothman to develop a presentation to be included on the agenda for the conference (the deadline is Tuesday, October 29).

Check out the video above for more!