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What one company’s investment round tells us about marketplaces.

Toronto SaaS startup ResQ (that’s R E S Q) has completed a Series A funding round.     Founded in 2018, the software allows restaurant owners to submit, manage, and pay for repairs and maintenance in a marketplace of service providers.    

Why do we care?

I reserve the right to break my own rules on topics periodically.     I don’t care much for funding rounds – but I do care about certain moves on companies.    Jay McBain at Forrester is big on marketplaces as a trend.   

What struck me here was the idea of applying this idea in more and more industries.    This isn’t new – this just felt like a great example.   There are several players working on this in the IT space too, if you didn’t know….