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I've been getting involved with a couple of different models related to labor marketplaces and platforms lately. My interest dates back to my 2010 investment in chloe + isabel back when I was with First Round. I was still at FRC when we invested in TaskRabbit and Uber, even though I wasn't on those deals. I've also run about 30 Kitchensurfing dinners across NYC for tech and startup folks in the last two years. My two most recent deals involve a distribution of labor or direct sales, and two o...

       

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