A closer look at the Airbnb of education
CarGurus, a leading online automotive marketplace, has grown significantly in the last years. Why the company has grown so fast? Is that growth sustainable? In this post it will be analyzed how the company creates value, how the company has been scaled and whether its growth is sustainable.
GoodRx is taking the healthcare industry by storm. In an industry that relied on trade secrets to thrive, GoodRx in employing a unique digital platform strategy to increase price transparency to end customers. What makes them click?
Craigslist grew rapidly by leveraging hyper-local network effects – but now faces market share erosion as other platforms enter niche segments. Who will win, and how?
Google Maps has evolved into a platform boasting powerful direct and indirect network effects.
Introduced as a messaging app in 2011 by Tencent, WeChat has evolved into lifestyle platform for users in China. With ~850 million monthly active users, it now offers to its users what Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Venmo, Grubhub, Amazon, Uber, Apple Pay, etc. together offer in the West. The blog discusses how WeChat has used the strong network effects to emerge as the one app that rules them all.
The Platform Launched in 2010, HotelTonight is a mobile application that connects travelers seeking last-minute hotel accommodations with hotels eager to monetize vacant rooms. Unlike competitors in the travel industry focused on traditional bookings via a web-based platform (i.e. Priceline, […]
Upwork connects freelancers with remote work on-demand. As a two-sided platform, Upwork built and scaled both its freelancer and employer client base. With indirect network effects, this platform captures value by serving as a connector, facilitating matching, communication, and payment.
WeWork: A platform for work space, community, and business services
TaskRabbit is a two-sided crowdsourced marketplace model that connects TaskPosters, people who need help completing tasks to Taskers, people who are willing to complete the tasks. How it Works: TaskPoster posts a job and is able to view 3 contractors […]