Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces, Meet EdTech - SXSWedu 2013 by SXSWedu published on 2013-03-09T01:59:57Z Etsy, Kickstarter, Airbnb, Uber, TaskRabbit, and more - P2P marketplaces are seeing explosive growth. Their models are highly scalable and their network effects make them highly defensible. What’s their secret to success? It’s simple - achieve liquidity. It’s the only thing that matters. Before liquidity you have nothing, after liquidity you see hockey stick growth. Recently, edu-tech startups have adopted the P2P marketplace model. Udemy, Colingo and InstaEDU are three such companies and each are at various stages on their way to achieving liquidity. All three have a singular goal: to make high quality education available to anyone anywhere in the world. At the same time, all three do more than offer education to students; they also allow their educators to earn meaningful income by teaching online. Learn how these companies are building their marketplaces, what challenges they face, and what’s next for this emerging industry.