MFM #166: Why a Sudoku Company Sold for $640m, "Opendoor for X" & Franchising Tech Companies

Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss an easily overlooked, but massive business: chess.com! With ~200 million visitors, chess.com is booming. They talk about similar businesses and opportunities in big, overlooked games that everyone loves, like a Sudoku company that sold for over $600m. Sam gives us an update on his angel investing, before diving into "Opendoor for X" ideas. Finally, the guys scheme on the opportunities to franchise non-physical businesses in new geographies.
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Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) discuss:
0:00 Intro
1:42 Chess.com is huge, what're other similar opportunities?
9:23 Misspelled domain opportunities
13:40 Sam's angel investing update
18:55 Brainstorming "Opendoor for X"
32:03 Franchising but for tech companies