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Advisory Board Spotlight: Ryan J. Lee, Founder / Chief Executive Officer at Nautical Commerce

This week we caught up with one of our newest Advisory Board members, Ryan J. Lee, to get his thoughts about what motivated him to join the Marketplace Risk Advisory Board.

Ryan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Nautical Commerce, the complete multi-vendor marketplace enablement platform. Nautical allows companies to onboard vendors and launch a marketplace in days, quickly increasing customer reach without the cost of custom software. Their goal is to enable businesses to build thriving marketplaces by making marketplace management simple. Ryan is empowering the future economy by democratizing access to marketplace commerce technology.

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 Ryan to the Advisory Board!

As Marketplace Risk continues to grow, we have expanded our Advisory Board, with calls for new members who can use their skills and experience to help startups. We asked Ryan a few questions to get to know him better:

Tell us what you do in / your connection to the marketplace / sharing economy space.

Building the next generation marketplace and B2B infrastructure platform.

What interests / fascinates you most about marketplaces / the sharing economy?

Compliance, Fintech, Commerce, Logistics, Entrepreneur Enablement.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Software Entrepreneur.

What motivates you the most about your business/platform?

Providing software to help usher in the next generation of marketplaces for all to discover and enjoy.

What one or two things do you do each day religiously?

Walk 10 miles and learn something new.

Who inspires you from a business point of view?

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

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

Instagram BBC News.

What do you think the world of marketplaces / sharing economy will look like in 10 years?

Mesh commerce — where everyone can syndicate their catalog across other stores.

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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