MARKETPLACE RISK

Education, networking and information sharing platform for startups to learn risk
management, trust & safety and legal strategy necessary to successfully launch and grow. 

We began as a working group of founders and executives from a diverse group of marketplace startups who came together to explore best practices and learn from one another how to better identify and mitigate the risks associated with our platforms. This working group grew over time to include the entire marketplace startup ecosystem, including investors, founders, executives, lawyers, operators and the vendors we rely on.

 

In 2015, this working group evolved into the first, and still the only, conference focused on risk management, trust & safety and legal strategy for the marketplace startup industry - the Marketplace Risk Management Conference.​ Since then, we have gone global with the Sharing Economy Global Summit, Sharing Economy Nordic Summit and the completely virtual Masters Program. 

 

Whether you’re a marketplace investor, founder, executive, lawyer or operator, or one of the vendors that serves them, we invite you to join us to learn, network and share information to grow the industry, together.

February - April 2021
 

We are excited to present the spring "Everything You Need to Know About..." Webinar Series featuring founders, operators and experts exploring top risks, strategies and solutions for sharing economy and marketplace startups. The webinars are free and designed for marketplace and sharing economy startups interested in mitigating risk while avoiding unnecessary distractions.

 
Each webinar explores common challenges facing startups and solutions that keep startup communities trusted and safe and reduce exposure and liability for the business. The content is perfect for everyone -  entrepreneurs preparing to launch, early stage founders and executives, and experienced operators, alike.

 

The webinars are presented at 10am PT on Wednesday of each week. Check out each webinar and save your seat by registering for the free webinars here.  

2021 Sharing Economy
Global Summit

April 21-22, 2021, Lloyd's, London, UK

The Sharing Economy Global Summit is the most comprehensive source of education, networking and information sharing for the global sharing economy. Startups and sharing economy industry groups from Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North Africa and North America will converge on London, the world's business hub, to learn strategies and tactics tested and vetted through real-world experiences.

 

The Global Summit offers programming and resources from experts focused on trust and safety, digital identity, screening, payments and fraud prevention, data privacy and cybersecurity, compliance and regulatory, legal and insurance, and product, technology and innovation. The content is designed to equip startups at all stages with effective risk management and legal strategies that enable them to succeed.  

May 25-26, 2021, Gee Group, Stockholm, Sweden

The Sharing Economy Nordic Summit is designed to focus on the sharing economy ecosystem within and throughout the Nordic region. You will join investors, founders, executives and operators from around the region for two days of education, networking and information sharing. 

 

The Nordic Summit offers programming delivered by regional experts focused on trust and safety, digital identity, screening, payments and fraud prevention, data privacy and cybersecurity, compliance and regulatory, legal and insurance, and product, technology and innovation. The content is designed to equip startups at all stages with effective risk management and legal strategies that enable them to succeed. 

September 2021, San Francisco, CA

 

You already get that every business has risk. And you probably understand that identifying and mitigating risk can mean the difference between success and failure. This is especially true for innovative and disruptive marketplace startups. But where do you start?

 

As the first and only conference focused on risk management, trust & safety, legal strategy and compliance for marketplace startups, the ecosystem has turned to the Marketplace Risk Management Conference because it’s the most comprehensive source of education, networking and information sharing. Join investors, founders, executives, lawyers and operators from marketplace startups in the sharing, gig, on-demand, peer-to-peer and collaborative economy.

Marketplace Risk
Masters Program

All content now available on demand

The Masters Program offers virtual education and networking online and through a mobile app for your team to learn risk management, trust & safety and legal strategy. Kicking off May 11th with 30 days featuring 65+ live events and recorded sessions by 80+ renowned founders, operators and experts.

Whether online or through the mobile app, you can access mission-critical content and engage with hundreds of peers, experts and industry leaders from around the world. The Masters Program offers 12 tracks of content and engagement with a community online and through the mobile app. Registration provides access to all the content through April 30, 2021, and is completely free. So, register today!

MASTERS PROGRAM
BOOT CAMP
WEBINARS
SLACK FORUM
WHERE THE STARTUP INDUSTRY CONNECTS

Blog. Boot Camp. Conference. Global Summit. Masters Program. Road Show. Slack Forum. Webinars.

25+

NUMBER OF EVENTS HELD WORLDWIDE ANNUALLY 

40+

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED AT EVENTS

300+

1,000+

NUMBER OF INDUSTRY LEADERS  AND EXPERT SPEAKERS
NUMBER OF STARTUP
 PARTICIPANTS ANNUALLY
PLATFORM SPONSOR

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Jeana Takahashi, Director of Trust & Safety Operations, DonorsChoose.org

I wanted to thank you for organizing such an informative, interesting, professional and fun conference! This was my first time attending the Marketplace Risk Conference, and I've come away with a notebook full of quotes and advice from speakers, and ideas about how to implement some of the concepts and strategies I learned from the sessions today. As a small(er) organization thinking about marketplace risk and fraud, it was tremendously valuable to hear from experts across the industry. It's clear that you and the team put an incredible amount of time and care into making this happen; thank you for all your hard work!

Nathan Garnett, General Counsel, OfferUp

The conference gets between and better every year - the quality of the content is always great, but the opportunity to share perspectives and experience with other marketplaces is the best part of the conference and why I find it so valuable. The only thing I might improve is the opportunity to get some written materials for the presentations (either a deck or an outline). I can’t attend every session and it’s not always easy to take notes. 

Elizabeth Harz, CEO, Sittercity

The Marketplace Risk Management Conference is the most comprehensive source of education and information sharing for the marketplace industry. With nearly 50 sessions and over 100 speakers, the content is relevant, useful and actionable. Speakers will cover topics like fraud, data privacy and cybersecurity, compliance, legal and insurance, trust and safety, digital identity and screening, and product and technology innovation. You’ll hear real-world examples and tangible ideas to take back to the office and implement immediately.

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