All articles by Cristóbal Gracia

Cristóbal Gracia built his first peer-to-peer marketplace in 2009. Today, he is a contributor of Platform Design Toolkit project, works as an advisor for marketplace startups, and facilitates lectures, talks and workshops related to innovation in the sharing economy. He is also an active member of the global collaborative economy network OuiShare.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Jun 5, 2017
Start a marketplace
Starting a marketplace

What you need to know before starting your marketplace business

An introduction to online marketplaces. What they are, why they are booming, and why you should build one.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Oct 12, 2016
Marketplace idea
Starting a marketplace

How to find great online marketplace ideas

How to spot marketplace opportunities and transform them into great business ideas.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Jul 27, 2016
Adapt to the local context – an interview with Joel Serra
Marketing & growth

Adapt to the local context – An interview with Joel Serra

Quality over quantity—an essential part of EatWith's success.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Jul 14, 2016
How to turn your marketplace into a community
Business Model

How to turn your marketplace into a community

Engage your best providers by turning them from users into community members.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Jun 23, 2016
How to build trust in your marketplace
Business Model

How to build trust in your marketplace

Tactics to increase trust between your providers and customers – and boost transactions.

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Cristóbal Gracia
May 11, 2016
How to launch your marketplace
Business Model
Marketing & growth

How to launch your marketplace

Strategies that bring demand to your freshly opened marketplace platform.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Mar 7, 2016
How to communicate your value proposition to your users
Marketing & growth

How to communicate your marketplace value proposition

Making sure every visitor knows how your marketplace can help them.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Feb 20, 2016
Minimum Viable Platform
Starting a marketplace
Platform technology

Your marketplace MVP – How to build a Minimum Viable Platform

What you should focus on when you’re creating the first version of your marketplace platform.

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Cristóbal Gracia
Feb 4, 2016
How to validate your marketplace idea
Starting a marketplace

How to validate your marketplace idea before building the platform

Don’t build a desert platform. Here are the steps to take to prevalidate your marketplace idea.

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