SaaS startups have become the darling of Venture Capital investors, especially in the Marketplace industry. Over the past decade, software has proverbially “eaten the world” and SaaS companies have scaled to become unicorn corporations in staggering amounts of time.
In this article, we are examining 21 VC funded SaaS startups in the Marketplace industry.
AdeptMind is a SaaS AI/ML startup that pioneers in eCommerce Product Discovery and Shopping Center Marketplaces. Its co-founders recently completed the sale of their prior business, Maluuba, which was highly successful. This time, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, they want to build a rad Silicon Valley-style team.
A SaaS platform for company administration serves as the foundation of Booksy, a marketplace for locating, booking, and managing appointments in the beauty industry. Through the use of everyone's favorite indispensable accessory—their mobile phone—it establishes a handy and simple link between clients and their health and beauty professionals. By enabling access to their constantly updated appointment books at any time of the day or night, Booksy enables company owners to digitally manage their appointments, customer database, and ultimately their valuable time. Beauty customers may book and pay directly from Instagram, Facebook, Google, Yelp, or their Booksy app, and they have access to services, price, and availability whenever and wherever they choose. California's San Francisco is the home of Booksy, which was established in 2013.
The shadowy coffee industry is brought to light by Coffee Exchange. Our goal is to offer a free market, business-to-business (B2B), digital platform for trading coffee where participants can make purchasing and selling decisions based on contemporaneous, accurate information. Coffee Exchange uses technology to simplify the exchange of green coffee from the farm gate to the consumer's smartphone. For all of the above coffees, CEx offers appraisal of the coffee, logistics, customs clearance, quality checks, marketing support, and final delivery. By streamlining and condensing the supply chain, the Coffee Exchange market enhances the price paid to coffee growers and lowers the cost to coffee roasters. With the help of our technology, complex problems like order consolidation, freight tracking, sample management, quality control, data analytics, and the distribution of advertising and marketing materials may be solved. More than 1100 coffee roasters in China participate in Coffee Exchange's active trade relationships with a few key coffee growers in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Our platform is now being tested in the USA, and it will soon be made available in the UK and South Korea.
Collective.work creates the SaaS-enabled marketplace and offers a full digital infrastructure tailored to teams of independent workers, enabling any independent to launch and manage collectives with a streamlined back office and have access to possibilities.
Millions of customers and companies trust Fresha, the top marketplace platform for beauty and wellness, all over the world. Fresha's marketplace enables customers to find, reserve, and pay for beauty and wellness appointments with nearby businesses, while its intuitive free business software and financial technology solutions provide beauty and wellness professionals and businesses with an all-in-one platform to manage their entire operation. By facilitating appointment scheduling, point-of-sale, customer records administration, marketing automation, loyalty, beauty product stocking, and team management, Fresha's ecosystem provides businesses with everything they need to operate smoothly. By utilizing the power of online reservations, automated marketing, mobile applications, and sophisticated connections with well-known internet companies like Instagram, Facebook, and Google, the consumer marketplace increases income potential for partner businesses. Over 300,000 professionals and 80,000+ organizations use Fresha to process over 30 million appointments each month. With its global offices in New York City, Vancouver, Sydney, Dublin, Amsterdam, Dubai, and Warsaw, Fresha has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
The first B2B marketplace in Vietnam that focuses on the manufacturing and construction industries, Halana.vn, enables companies to sell and buy any industrial requirements. Additionally, Halana.vn provides SaaS WMS (Warehouse Management System) and E-Procurement as part of its digital management services. In order to supply repair and replacement equipment, as well as essential consumable materials for the operation of factories and industrial systems, we now concentrate on the MRO (Maintenance- Repair- Operations) and M&E (Mechanical and Electrical) sectors. Our MRO goods include hand tools, chemicals, lighting equipment, warehousing services, supplies for the supporting industry, electrical and water supply tools and equipment, workplace safety and fire prevention equipment, and many more. MRO expenses make about 1 to 5% of a manufacturing company's overall yearly spending, which is comparable to M&E expenses in the building sector. We think that Halana's customers and partners will be able to forget about the time-consuming paperwork process with the help of our constantly improving solutions, be fully proactive in every situation, and get rid of any obstacles to finding partners, comparing quotes, setting up order processing, statistics, and analysis. In addition to reaching millions of businesses internationally, Halana.vn hopes to grow outside of Vietnam by linking the sources force, fostering the expansion of the global supply chain, and fostering the development of a cohesive and resonant industrial community.
A job marketplace for those in the hospitality industry is run by Instawork. By transforming the procedure into an automated matching solution, it is altering the way conventional recruitment functions for small organizations. Its mission is to provide economic opportunities for professionals and small enterprises across the world. The business was established in 2015, and its main office is in San Francisco, California.
Kampaay is a B2B future of work solution that uses two commercial strategies—managed marketplaces and SaaS-enabled marketplaces—to upend the EU's SMB and enterprise event market.
Cannabis companies and merchants may interact with each other using LeafLink, a wholesale management platform. Brands and businesses who want to make ordering simpler, communicate more clearly, and spend less time on busywork might benefit from it. LeafLink has developed a centralized sales engine to assist merchants in managing and expanding their business. This engine includes a powerful online marketplace, CRM, and order management capabilities. With its corporate headquarters in New York, New York, LeafLink was established in 2015. It provides services to 3,500 stores and over 1,200 brands in 22 US and Canadian jurisdictions.
The most cutting-edge enterprise marketplace SaaS platform is provided by Mirakl. Businesses in both the B2B and B2C sectors can create markets more quickly, expand, and function with confidence while exceeding growing consumer expectations thanks to Mirakl. The world's most reputable companies pick Mirakl for its complete technology, knowledge, and Mirakl Connect ecosystem to help them harness the potential of the platform business model. Platforms are the next competitive advantage in eCommerce. Companies like ABB, Astore by AccorHotels, Best Buy Canada, Carrefour, Catch, Changi Airport, Darty, The Kroger Co., Leroy Merlin, Maisons du Monde, Metro, and Toyota Material Handling benefit from this as they gain the speed, scale, and agility necessary to succeed in the evolving eCommerce landscape. Click here for additional details: www.mirakl.com.
The largest digital art distribution network in the world is called Niio: (Mall Powered by SAAS) A purpose-built network or platform that connects everyone involved in preserving, promoting, and profiting from digital art The largest community of eminent worldwide artists, curators, and galleries - The largest inventory of premium video and media art available on demand - A high-end, lifestyle and art company that pioneered the genre a comprehensive technological framework supporting the entire lifecycle of a digitally created work, from storage and self-publishing to rights-managed distribution and, finally, the playback of multi-format art on any type of display, is supported by a blockchain-enabled commerce engine and a stack of specialized software tools. In our opinion, the loud digital world of today is giving way to a new visual culture that may inspire and unite people. We built Niio to become the go-to platform for this media and the benchmark for interacting with people worldwide.
The Peek.com platform, which has approximately $2 billion in experience bookings, combines robust business software with a market place where customers can schedule exciting activities (think: wine tours, watersports, skydiving, and art classes). Peek Pro offers top-notch point-of-sale, online booking, and hundreds of automation capabilities including inventory control, dynamic pricing, waivers, and marketing analytics. With the help of this all-encompassing technology, thousands of operators including Pennekamp State Park, Artechouse, and the Museum of Ice Cream have increased profits and automated processes.
Plentific empowers landlords and property managers to deliver more efficient repairs and maintenance services. Plentific is a purpose-driven technology business. Since 2013, the company works with trade professionals and their property partners to transform their processes and the communities they serve. The company's platform and the marketplace is currently in use by landlords and property managers across residential, commercial and social applications throughout the United Kingdom, United States and Germany. Plentific was founded by Emre Kazan and Cem Savas to make it easy to find reliable trade services and manage property repairs and maintenance. The pair believed property management could and should be better - for local trades specialists, property managers and tenants.
PropBidder (www.propbidder.com) provides web-based software for real estate agents & realtors so they can plan, manage, & participate in a variety of highly adaptable online bidding processes. We also facilitate automatic real-time offer feedback for buyers and buyers agents through our patent protected offer scoring technology.
Platform for multichannel e-commerce Retailys is a platform that enables retailers, mostly in Europe, to concurrently sell and display their items over several online sales channels. Companies may simply manage their accounts on international markets like Amazon, eBay, and other marketplaces and price comparison websites. They can also quickly construct their own foreign European e-shops that adhere to local standards. The system offers sophisticated warehouse management, product inventory control, and templates for several European web retailers. All of these sales channels' orders are compiled and shown on a single dashboard. With the help of Retailys, businesses may grow all throughout Europe from a single dashboard!
Manufacturers, service providers, and sell-off sites in the automobile sector can use Servislet's SAAS and marketplace. By digitizing physical venues, Servislet builds micromarkets tailored to individual brands.
A Saas-Enabled Talent Marketplace for Inside Sales is called SquadStack. By fusing the power of artificial intelligence, technology, and human knowledge, SquadStack makes skilled labor available to anyone, anywhere. This allows organizations to expand with higher conversions, speed, accuracy, flexibility, and affordability.
StreamSale is a SaaS, live-stream shopping platform, and a marketplace for selling merchandise, stream and buy from people.
Tackle.io is a platform that helps software companies initiate revenue channels with the cloud marketplaces (AWS, Azure, GCP). Its platform simplifies the listing process and eliminates the need to dedicate engineers to learn and continually manage the technical aspects of the three cloud marketplaces. Tackle.io was founded in 2016 by Brian Denker, Dillon Woods, and John Jahnke.
We think that everyone should have an equal opportunity to launch an online store. Creators are given the tools they need by uDroppy's to launch, confidently improve, and effectively expand their own e-commerce businesses. The platform links designers with top-tier service providers, including suppliers, shipping couriers, and logistical hubs. Orders are automatically routed through the SaaS workflow tool from the creator's sales channel (Shopify, etc.) to the selected service providers.
One in four individuals globally are affected by mental illness, which has become the major health issue in recent years. Brazil has the world's most worried, second-most stressed, and fifth-most depressed population, according to the WHO. An annual $1 trillion cost to the world economy results from not treating mental health illnesses Additionally, the cost of missed production due to mental illness reaches $63 billion for Brazilian businesses. Providing employees with mental health support benefits organizations' bottom lines (4x ROI). Covid-19 has increased the use of online treatment, and psychological assistance is now a crucial component of luring and keeping the top talent. The mental health and welfare of employees is being impacted by Vittude, which has more than 70 corporate clients like Grupo Boticário, Raia Drogasil, SAP, Microsoft, Olist, Resultados Digitais, Warren, 99, and others. With more than 3 million unique visits each month, Vittude is also the top in Latin America for mental health content (5x bigger than 2nd player).