The Marketplace Conference is an annual event focused on all things marketplaces and unites marketplace entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. It provides a platform for exchanging knowhow and best practices and attracts marketplaces entrepreneurs and investors of all stages.

The event series was initiated by Speedinvest Marketplaces & Consumer who premiered the first The Marketplace Conference in San Francisco in early 2018 followed by a European edition in fall of the same year. Battery Ventures, Point Nine Capital and Market One Capital are among the early supporters and partners of the conference.

Today, The Marketplace Conference is an annual event in Berlin that gathers over 500 marketplace aficionados each year. It is supported by smaller, ancillary The Marketplace Meetups events across different cities in the world.

our growth

evolution of excellence

We've been going strong and will continue to do so! Check out our events in numbers!




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our backers

Speedinvest M&C

The Speedinvest M&C team is a focused fund under the Speedinvest umbrella that backs pre-seed and seed stage companies shaping the future across B2B and B2C at the intersection of marketplaces, eCommerce 2.0 and consumer subscriptions.

Its vision is to be the preferred partner of entrepreneurs building tomorrow‘s network effect-driven platforms and technologies. The fund invests between €200,000 to €2,000,000 as the first institutional investor into marketplace and consumer subscription startups across Europe and beyond.

The Speedinvest M&C team consists of 8 investment professionals with deep domain expertise, supported by Speedinvest’s portfolio services platform. Read more here.

Our team

Leading the Charge

The dream team is small but effective and we are happy to hear from you! Contact us for any questions or queeries and we will be happy to help!

Jeroen Arts

Partner @ Speedinvest

Nora Herzog

Senior Event Marketing Manager @ Speedinvest