Oeto helps companies, organizations, and communities bring their experts online and supports the process every step of the way.

It’s no coincidence that Oeto was born in the middle of the pandemic lockdown. As most of our day-to-day lives moved online, really connecting to people got harder than ever. By now it’s certain that this new way of life will not simply go away any time soon.

Our CEO, Nicolas, has spent years building marketplaces (e.g. Dokkito and Dabadoc). Sure, he loves the technical challenge that building such platforms entail. But most of all, he loves how it offers such a versatile tool to share knowledge in the world.

The internet is overflowing with information, but information is not knowledge. Expert marketplaces bring together the right people at the right time – patients and doctors, marketers or engineers and startup founders, tutors and students – the list can go on and on.

An experts marketplace is mutually beneficial to all parties.

  • The experts have a platform to connect with their clients, gain global exposure and monetize their skills.
  • The clients have a better overview of available experts and it’s easier to find skilled help.
  • The marketplace owner helps both parties thrive while monetizing their existing network.

Who should build marketplaces?

  • Basically, anyone who fosters a network of exceptional people. A marketplace can open that network up for the wider public, offer the experts a platform for monetizing their skills (as a side-hustle or full-time business), and gives you an opportunity to monetize that network.
  • Organizations that support and groom startups or small businesses, e.g. incubators, accelerators, VCs, angel networks, hubs and government organizations.
  • Law firms, medical experts and other highly trained service providers.

The expert network industry is the next big thing. In 2019, the expert network market size exceeded $1.3B. Some of the well known examples include companies like Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), Third Bridge, Guidepoint, Insight Alpha and Alpha Site.

As expert marketplaces are popping up right and left, we want to inspire and help businesses launch their own marketplaces for various niches and local ecosystems.