Yes! Such a good example. Jealous I didn’t think of it. I’ve been a user of Artsy from the time it was art.sy! As you mention, I think buying high-price art sight unseen is a huge hurdle (especially works executed decades ago where you have no idea as to the condition) but it’s great for discovery and makes it easy to track up and comers. You’re probably aware of it, but you should definitely check out Google Art Project as well. They are in the process of cataloging all the world’s art held in museums. Awesome free educational tool and the technology/detail of the images is really astounding. I’ve never been to the Uffizi Gallery but I feel like I have! Look forward to discussing with you:)
Very innovative concept. Thanks for the write-up, Charlotte! As Joe said, very interesting the application of the razor/razor blade model to fitness. Though I do wonder if this could be a fad. I think most group fitness fanatics like being present in the classroom and I wonder if the novelty of the virtual reality wears off after a while? That said, VR has been huge in gaming and definitely seems to be the way of the future. I wonder if the social/chat functionality helps maintain engagement longer term. Will be interesting to see what happens. Maybe some synergies with Jenny’s SoulCycle!
So interesting! Thanks, Nate. I’d never considered this before. I wonder if a similar gap exists in other industries? It’s been so interesting to watch as new start-ups apply the Uber operating model to other industries and make a killing. Would love to know if you think there are opportunities to adapt the Palantir labor arbitrage model elsewhere. If so, let’s launch something and make it big!!:)