Mike Hudson Associates
New Marketplace Creation & Advisory

Building B2B markets & derivatives exchanges. Markets for Profit & Markets for Social Good.

Let Us Help Grow Your Marketplace.

We advise on all aspects of new exchange or marketplace development. We can suggest the best market structure, help build the coalition of stakeholders you'll need, recommend market software, & introduce partners & investors.

Business Markets

Whether you're a start-up commodity exchange or a B2B marketplace, we've been there & we can help. We don't charge hourly fees; we take an equity stake or a performance fee.

Social Markets

We believe markets can be a force for social good. e.g. at  TestRAMP we created a marketplace for improving UK Covid PCR testing. For non-profits we work pro-bono or donate profits. 

Track Record

We also 'walk the walk' - you can see some of the commercial ventures we've funded & run at flamingo markets.

Market Structure

We've successfully started different types of marketplace ranging from derivatives exchanges to medical products.  We can help you avoid common pitfalls so you can scale quickly.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We've sold our own tech & marketplace businesses, and advised others. Where there's a fit, we'll try to help.

VC & Private Equity

Where we have a connection, we can sometimes help introduce investors.  If the opportunity is right, sometimes we'll invest ourselves.

Strategic Alliances

We help markeplaces reach critical mass by identifying companies who will benefit from working together - even if  they don't know it yet - whether as marketplace owners or users

Unmatched Experience.   Creativity & Innovation.

Our commercial work is with fast-growth medium-sized companies, disruptive scalable start-ups and industry consortia who are starting a completely new B2B marketplace or complex trading exchange. Typically, multi-principal, multi-broker.

Our expertise began with financial exchanges and brokerages; some of the world's most complex marketplaces. We've used that experience to create new marketplaces for products as diverse as UK diagnostic testing and Far East freight derivatives trading. If it's tradeable, we can make it trade better.

 

We've advised on, invested in, and built, both actual marketplaces & the trading software that powers them. We've sold our portfolio companies, and advised others on the same. 

We break down silos and connect businesses, so they work better together.

We Take Pride in Our Experience

Financial Derivatives

Energy & Fuel

Life Sciences

Exchange Software

Not for Profits

Notable Projects

TestRAMP and TestAID
Labsure
Baymarkets

Are You Ready to Accelerate Your Marketplace?

If you're running an early-stage marketplace or creating a new one, we can probably help. If you'd like to talk, click the button.