GrubHub has scaled profitably and brought together restaurants, hungry people, and drivers, but can they sustain their business amidst rampant competition?
Spotify is a well-known music streaming platform. By early 2019, Spotify had 242 million users and of that over 108 million subscribed users. It is currently the music platform with the largest amount of subscribers. Spotify was able to create […]
Upwork needs to create a stickier platform that participants are willing to pay a premium for in order to both create value and capture value over the long term.
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.
Yelp isn’t merely a review platform, but a one-stop shop that provides a comprehensive set of services for consumers through vertical expansions from the upstream (information & review seeking) to the downstream (product purchasing).
Grubhub is attempting to increase network effects and increase barriers to multi-homing for customers on both sides of their platform
Can HotelTonight – a pioneer in last-minute booking – sustain high risks of multi-homing and the fierce competition from OTA's and grow its platform beyond the spontaneous travel market?
In a platform that relies on featuring many options and attracting many users, which side to focus on?