Simon’s area of focus includes network effects businesses and transaction-based startups with a specialty around marketplaces. He has served as an advisor to many marketplaces and networks including Lyft, Tango, Taskrabbit, Poshmark, and others. He represents Greylock on the board of Ritual.
Simon is an early pioneer of online marketplaces and network effect businesses. He joined eBay when it was a small, US collectibles auction business and helped scale the company to nearly 200 million users generating over $40 billion in merchandise sales. While at eBay, Simon was Founder and Global Vice President of eBay Motors, a division of eBay that nationalized the used car market. Within 6 1/2 years Simon built eBay Motors into a $14 billion a year global business becoming the number one automotive marketplace in the world and a top 10 eCommerce property. In addition to founding and running eBay Motors, Simon was responsible for eBay’s US Operations. The $10 billion business unit covered the P&L’s for all US categories except media.
Before founding eBay Motors, Simon worked for several years as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has also founded a marketplace, been issued 4 United States patents, and served as an early Tesla Motors board member.