The Marketplace Blueprint: The Secret to Building a Good Marketplace

The Marketplace Blueprint: The Secret to Building a Good Marketplace

In this article, we start to explore marketplaces, and what makes a good one different from a bad one. It’s the first step in an ever-evolving optimisation. I’ve used my...

Bring Your Startup Dreams to Life: 10 Tips to Get You Started

Bring Your Startup Dreams to Life: 10 Tips to Get You Started

As MOHARA’s founder, I’ve gone on a rollercoaster journey from teacher to agency owner to startup venture partner.  And it’s taught me a lot about how to realise the right...

Why You Should Start With Product Before Tech

Why You Should Start With Product Before Tech

Building a product can be hard. Especially trying to build one that will satisfy your users. As you read through this article, you’ll learn more about the product development process,...

Reflections on a Tough Week

Reflections on a Tough Week

Just before Christmas, I was reflecting on a difficult few weeks. After working for 12 straight days, my team and I made it to the weekend, and the holiday period. ...

Why I Do This – Part 3

Why I Do This – Part 3

Xyx Café, Brighton, 11am #3 Meaning I can’t sleep; I never can after an overnight flight. I’m stuck in a state of alertness but not sharp enough to do any...

Why I Do This – Part 2

Why I Do This – Part 2

Somewhere over Europe, 6:30pm #2 Optimisation You’ll need to read part one to put this in context. I’m writing about why I set up and run MOHARA – it’s either...

Why I Do This – Part 1

Why I Do This – Part 1

Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, 3pm I’ve just spent three weeks travelling between Thailand, South Africa and the US; it’s three hours until my flight, and I want to write something. I’ve...

The Economist Says the Startup Model is in Trouble - We Agree

The Economist Says the Startup Model is in Trouble - We Agree

A recent article in The Economist argued that there is a problem with the business model used by many tech startups. The article pointed to four issues that could bring...

MOHARA Investment Thesis

MOHARA Investment Thesis

At MOHARA we have a venture side to the business where we partner with startups in return for equity. There are a set of ingredients we look for in startups...

What Agile Really Means

What Agile Really Means

At MOHARA we build products based on an agile mindset – in uncertain environments, this helps us produce supernormal results. When we start working with founders and heads of innovation...

Why You Need a Venture Partner in Your Life

Why You Need a Venture Partner in Your Life

Developing commercially viable products in startup and corporate settings is difficult. Up to 75% of venture-backed startups fail, and if you throw in the startups that didn’t get funding the...

A Chat With Patty, Our Bangkok MD

A Chat With Patty, Our Bangkok MD

With our offices split across the UK and Bangkok, we thought it would be a good idea to sit down with our Managing Director in Thailand Patty to talk about...

Partnerships

Partnerships

At MOHARA we have 3 business streams. We have our Partnerships, our Ventures and the Innovation Lab. These departments dovetail, they share some similarities and they allow us to brings...

Market Leakage

Market Leakage

The fundamental role of a marketplace is to connect buyers and sellers. In general, you don’t place yourself into the value chain. It’s pretty much ‘Marketplaces 101’. If you are...

MOHARA - Ventures

MOHARA - Ventures

As we’ve touched on in previous posts, MOHARA began as a business that initially provided traditional website development for small and medium sized clients. As the business grew, our digital...

How to Break The To-Do List Deadlock

How to Break The To-Do List Deadlock

One of our core beliefs at MOHARA is that founders should be released to focus on what they excel at. The reason they started the business in the first place....

MOHARA: A Reintroduction

MOHARA: A Reintroduction

With our new website going live this month and a real drive behind growth in 2018, we wanted to reflect on our journey and where MOHARA is at today. We’ve...

Building a Marketplace

Building a Marketplace

What makes your platform different to all the rest? What happens on your platform, other than the fact that you connect buyers and sellers? What makes you special? You need...

Marketplaces: Sellers as Customers

Marketplaces: Sellers as Customers

This is the third in a series of articles and case studies, originally posted on LinkedIn, investigating the current and evolving state of the online marketplace. Do consider also reading...

What Price Liquidity?

What Price Liquidity?

This is the second in a series of articles by MOHARA and case studies, originally posted on LinkedIn, investigating the current and evolving state of the online marketplace. Do consider...

The Four Basic Types of Technology Company 

The Four Basic Types of Technology Company 

Know thyself! This post was originally posted on LinkedIn (and subsequently updated), and is the first in a series of articles and case studies we'll publish from MOHARA investigating the current and...