Network Effects Crash Course

1 Day


Cohort-based Course

Learn how to evaluate the defensibility and scalability potential of your network effects.

Course overview

Network effects are not all the same

In this workshop, you will learn about the diversity of network effects, and identify variants that can get you through a challenging economic and fundraising environment.

Who this one-day workshop is for



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



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


Product & GTM Leaders

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

What you’ll get out of this workshop


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


For each type of network effect, understand factors that influence scalability of unit economics and defensibility against competition — two critical properties in resource-constrained environments


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

What people are saying

        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. No one else comes close (including Andrew Chen's book).
Shiv Sinha

Shiv Sinha

Co-Founder & CTO at newtrul
        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
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Meet your instructor

Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh

Network Effects Advisor | Creator of | Atomico Angel

Sameer is a startup advisor and early-stage investor focused on network effects. He is the creator of, 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 — 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.

Workshop agenda

2.5 hour workshop
  • Friday, November 18

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM GMT

    A live workshop that will arm you with frameworks to evaluate any type of network effect.

  • Apply the frameworks

    Get hands on experience with the frameworks, by applying them on real-world examples in live, group exercises.

  • Join live, rewatch anytime

    The workshop will be recorded, so you can watch it again if you have to miss a section, or just want a refresh on the material.

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