January 19: Fast-growing marketplace businesses

A list of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies as of Q1 2020.

Source: Andreessen Horowitz
Published: February 2020

Fast-growing marketplace businesses

Over the past few decades, marketplaces like eBay, Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Alibaba, and Instacart, have become some of the most impactful companies in the world economy.

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) ranks the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies as of Q1 2020, which include:

  1. Airbnb
    Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
    Description: accommodations and activities
    Category: travel

  2. DoorDash
    Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
    Description: on-demand delivery service
    Category: food / beverage

  3. Instacart
    Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
    Description: connecting people with personal shoppers in their area
    Category: groceries

  4. Postmates
    Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
    Description: on-demand delivery service
    Category: food / beverage

  5. Valve
    Headquarters: Bellevue, WA
    Description: video game development and distribution, hardware
    Category: games

  6. Poshmark
    Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
    Description: buy and sell fashion
    Category: fashion

  1. Rover
    Headquarters: Seattle, WA
    Description: dog walking and pet services
    Category: pets

  2. SeatGeek
    Headquarters: New York, NY
    Description: buy and sell tickets to live events
    Category: tickets

  3. Vacasa
    Headquarters: Portland, OR
    Description: a vacation rental company
    Category: travel

  4. StockX
    Headquarters: Detroit, MI
    Description: buy and sell limited-edition items
    Category: streetwear

  5. ClassPass
    Headquarters: New York, NY
    Description: find and book fitness classes
    Category: health / wellness

  6. Zola
    Headquarters: New York, NY
    Description: wedding planning tools
    Category: wedding

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