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Advisory Board Spotlight: Jan Eissfeldt, Global Head of Trust & Safety, Wikimedia Foundation

This week we feature one of our newest Advisory Board members Jan Eissfeldt of the Wikimedia Foundation. We asked him a few questions about this views on the platform economy and what interests him to get to know him a little bit better.

Jan serves as Global Head of Trust & Safety at Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and Wikidata, as well as other free-knowledge projects. Jan is also a working group member at the Trust & Safety Professional Association.

Our Advisory Board is the very lifeblood of everything we do at Marketplace Risk. From conferences and virtual events, to resources and advice for startups, our board takes a hands-on approach to providing indispensable insight and guidance, drawing on their broad experience that spans a multitude of platforms and industries. We are so excited to welcome Jan to the Advisory Board, and we asked him a few questions to learn a bit more about him:

Tell us what you do in your connection to the platform economy space?

I build scaled sustainable risk management approaches for platforms operating in the intersection between technology and society.

What interests you most about the platform economy?

The endless diversity of innovative pathways towards creating and unlocking value.

How were you first introduced to the platform economy?

When I ran into the shared knowledge ecosystems of Wikipedia in early 2004.

What motivates you the most about your platform?

I learn something every day and the platform creates significant value for the world and its users.

Who inspires you from a business point of view?

Immanuel Kant.

What’s your favorite social media channel, and what was the last thing you posted on it?

LinkedIn, I fairly regularly post opportunities of interest to my industry network.

What do you think the world of platforms will look like in 10 years?

Based on current trends underpinning platform economics, fairly consolidated. Let's figure out how to fix that with a focus on value-creating innovation.

If you’d like to be part of a dynamic group of founders, operators and subject matter experts, and your expertise and ideas could help us to better support the marketplace ecosystem, reach out to us at

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