It’s hard to recall a time when any piece of information wasn’t immediately at your disposal with just a few clicks or an era when any item you desired wasn’t available at your fingertips. We take for granted that a world of information and transacting power has always been there because it makes so much sense.
In the 1990’s, a revolutionary new technology hit the masses — called the internet. Smart entrepreneurs recognized its potential to offer a new way to communicate, curate, and transact goods and services. Two startups in particular reshaped the world in regards to how we access curated information, and how vendors sell goods and services.