Below is our recent interview with Scott Greenberg, Co-founder & CEO at StarStock.
Q: What is StarStock? For those who have never heard of it, tell us something more?
A: StarStock is a stock market for sports cards where sports fans can trade their favorite players instantaneously and at scale. All of the cards on our site are stored in a centralized vault, which enables our users to buy and sell their favorite players without needing to ship the cards back and forth.
Q: How can your marketplace help sport fans who want to invest in athletes?
A: StarStock allows you to own a sports card without having physical possession, making it easy to trade cards instantly. Our market indices, game schedules, and player stats make StarStock the best place to research and trade cards.
Q: You’ve recently raised $8 Million in Series A funding; can you tell us something more?
A: We raised an $8M Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from several angel investors including NBA all-star Trae Young, Twitch Co-founder Justin Kan, Chief Operating Officer of BetMGM, Ryan Spoon, and Ilkka Paananen, Co-founder of Supercell. We’re really excited for this phase of growth and build a product that appeals to all sports fans, not just sports card traders.
Q: How secure are cards of your users?
A: Very secure. They are all stored in a centralized vault, and backed by 24/7 security and insurance.
Q: What are your plans for the future? Do you have any new features in the pipeline?
A: Our mission is to create a seamless way for sports fans to trade and invest in their favorite athletes. We’re working to scale our card processing team to input cards faster and build more liquidity on the site. We will also continue to build out our product and provide more data, stats and card collection functionality.