I wrote an answer here on Clarity that relates to this question. You can see it here: https://clarity.fm/a/2303
Raising even a seed round for a vertical marketplace especially one like the one you're going after will require substantial evidence of a scalable and reasonable customer acquisition cost and meaningful lifetime value which means that without at least 6 months of repeat purchase behaviour, it will be tough but not impossible to raise.
Happy to talk with you if you'd like to speak on more detail.
Answered 8 years ago