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Applied Network Effects

9.7

(22 ratings)

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3 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Learn how to evaluate, build, scale, and monetize network effects.

Hosted by

Sameer Singh

Network Effects Advisor | Creator of Breadcrumb.vc | Atomico Angel

Course overview

Applied Network Effects

A 3-week long workshop-style course led by the creator of Breadcrumb.vc, a globally renowned resource on network effects.

Who is this course for

01

Founders

You are building an early-stage startup and are trying to develop network effects

02

Investors

You want to understand network effects to screen investment opportunities and support portfolio companies

03

Product & GTM Leaders

You work at a company that is built on network effects and want to leverage them better or enhance them

Topics Sameer will cover

Variants

The four different types of network effects — marketplaces, interaction networks, data networks, and platforms — and frameworks to assess the efficacy of each type

Properties

For each type of network effect, understand factors that influence growth, unit economics and barriers to competition

Liquidity Barriers

Understand factors that can make it more difficult to overcome the cold start problem and strategies to overcome them — and how they differ across different types of network effects

Monetization

Identify monetization options available to network effect businesses and how they are influenced by the type of network effect

Virality

Understand the difference between virality and network effects — and how to combine them

Layering

How you can combine multiple forms of network effects — to strengthen defensibility and scalability even further

Curation

How you can maximize positive network effects and minimize negative ones

Metrics

How you can identify the most important metrics for each network type, and how you can measure them

9.7

(22 ratings)

See what people are saying

        I've already recommended this to friends... Most people hear the words "network effects" and they assume some very broad and vague ideas about it, which are often hard to act on. The course taught a lot of specific and practical information that opened our minds to new strategies that we could actually use.
Tova Safra

Tova Safra

Co-founder & Chief Design Officer at Groove
        Sameer is a truly expectational thought leader when it comes to network effects. He has created pragmatic frameworks to help you dissect, evaluate and strengthen your startup's NFX. The content he has created is truly on at the forefront of understanding NFX. On one else comes close (including Andrew Chen's book).
Shiv Sinha

Shiv Sinha

Co-Founder & CTO at newtrul
        Sameer has an intimate knowledge of how network effects manifest across various platforms. This course is perfect for anyone trying to expand their understanding of this key concept and dig a few layers deeper.
Chad Burdette

Chad Burdette

Partner & COO at Nosara Capital
        This course reinvigorated my love of learning. I've already started working through the frameworks with my colleagues to figure out how to make our product more engaging.
Meghan McCormick

Meghan McCormick

Co-founder & CEO at OZÉ
        We now make it a condition in our offer letter to new, junior team members to take this course (we obviously cover the cost). Keep up the good work!
Mathias Ockenfels

Mathias Ockenfels

General Partner, Marketplaces & Consumer at Speedinvest
        If you are building anything that leverages network effects, you should highly consider taking Applied Network Effects.
Hostos Monegro

Hostos Monegro

Mentor at First Round Fast Track, Product Leader, Ex-Leaflink
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Applied Network Effects

Cohort 8

$1,250 USD

Dates

Apr 24 - May 12, 2023

Application Deadline

Apr 19, 2023

Meet your instructor

Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh

Network Effects Advisor | Creator of Breadcrumb.vc | Atomico Angel

Sameer is a startup advisor and early-stage investor focused on network effects. He is the creator of Breadcrumb.vc, a globally renowned resource on network effects, and is part of the 2021 Atomico Angel Program.


Previously, he was the global director of consulting at App Annie (now called Data.ai) — an app market data company that raised $160M from leading VC firms like Sequoia and Greycroft. In this role, he advised leading companies like Spotify, Shpock, and Trainline. Before moving to Europe with App Annie, he was an early-stage VC in India where he first began exploring network effects.

Course Schedule

6-8 hours per week
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM GMT

    Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 3-week duration of the course.

    Tuesdays: Theory and frameworks relevant to different forms of network effects.

    Thursdays: Apply frameworks to real-world examples in live group exercises.

  • Curriculum by week

    Week 1: Intro to network effects & marketplaces

    Week 2: Interaction & data networks

    Week 3: Platforms & managing network effects

  • Join live, rewatch anytime

    Every session will be recorded, so you can watch it again if you have to miss one, or just want a refresh on the material.

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Join an upcoming cohort

Applied Network Effects

Cohort 8

$1,250 USD

Dates

Apr 24 - May 12, 2023

Application Deadline

Apr 19, 2023

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn in public

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

Frequently Asked Questions

I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
What happens if I can’t make a live session?
Are there alternative time slots I can attend?
I've already read Sameer's essays. how is this any different?
Can I expense the cost of the course?

Sneak peek into the course

My talk about marketplace monetization from the Marketplace Conference in Dec 2020

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Join an upcoming cohort

Applied Network Effects

Cohort 8

$1,250 USD

Dates

Apr 24 - May 12, 2023

Application Deadline

Apr 19, 2023

$1,250 USD

9.7

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