2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

From Social Networks to Market Networks

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon C
500 E 4th St

A new category of digital company has emerged combining the best elements of social networks like Facebook with marketplaces like Airbnb. Opportunities for 'market networks’ exist wherever there are networks of service professionals supporting an industry vertical. These market networks will have a massive positive impact on how millions of people work and live, and how hundreds of millions of us buy better services. AngelList, Houzz, AnyRoad, LiquidSpace and StyleSeat are pioneering examples of successful market networks. We’ll discuss the key attributes of market networks and how companies can take advantage of this potential to gain their own network effects.

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James Currier

Managing Partner

NFX Guild

James Currier is an entrepreneur and investor in Silicon Valley. He was an early proponent of social media and growth systems, and founded Tickle in 1999. The company grew to 80 employees, nearly 2...

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Jonathon Yaffe at SXSW

Jonathon Yaffe



Jonathan, the co-founder and CEO of AnyRoad, is an entrepreneur and educator who thinks the world is very small and considers jet lag his mortal enemy. He is the founder and headmaster of KAIS Inte...

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Mark Gilbreath

Founder & CEO


Mark Gilbreath is founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, the world's largest market network for commercial real estate. Its platform connects teams and individuals with flexible workspace by the month, da...

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Melody McCloskey at SXSW

Melody McCloskey

Founder & CEO


Melody McCloskey is the co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the leading destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments. McCloskey co- founded StyleSeat in 2011 to simplify the appointment bo...

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