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Built for the world’s fragmented $450 billion collectible merchandise market, hobbyDB empowers collectors to research, buy, and sell their collectibles all in one convenient location.
Introducing hobbyDB: From diecast cars to electric guitars, hobbyDB is an Amazon-style marketplace powered by a database of every collectible ever made. Built for the world’s fragmented $450 billion collectible merchandise market, hobbyDB empowers collectors to research, buy, and sell their collectibles all in one convenient location.

What Problem Are They Solving?

With information scattered all over the internet and no central marketplace, collectors spend hours determining the items they want, tracking the values of what they have, and working out the best ways to offload items they no longer need. All without having any integrated way to record and track this information over time.
For collectors, the buying and selling experience is so scattered that even eBay, the largest player in the space, has only a 3% market share. And therein lies the opportunity!

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

Websites like IMDb, GitHub and Kelley Blue Book have all proven that databases are clear winners when it comes to displaying a large amount of information. Amazon was the first online database to spin that ability into a successful marketplace. Having a database at the core of an ecommerce site stops keyword and category spamming, makes it up to 50 times easier to list an item for sale and find items to buy.
hobbyDB builds on that Amazon model by adding the ability for collectors to document what they own and want to own (Collection Management). hobbyDB also integrates that directly into their marketplace, making it possible to list an entire collection for sale in seconds.

📍 Location

Boulder, CO

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries


🤑 Fundraising Status

Active term sheet

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics

Female founder, Veteran founder

Big Wins

  • 300,000 users, $600 million of items in our users collections
  • $160,000 GMV in March and income up 56% in Q1 over last quarter
  • $720,000 of a $1m round committed or soft-circled

Contact the Founder:

Christian Braun


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