Letgo is a second-hand marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers of consumer goods ranging from televisions and clothing to cars and real estate, revolutionizing classifieds listings and innovating on the foundation established by dated offerings like Craigslist and local newspapers — a much-needed platform solution to an ages-old challenge.
The Zocdoc platform has helped to increase transparency and ease accessibility within the healthcare industry, a space that lags behind most other industries in those areas. In doing so, Zocdoc has opportunities to further expand its offering to continue to benefit doctors, patients, insurers, and its own business interests; however, given the unique dynamics of the healthcare industry, there are significant barriers to Zocdoc that will continue to make platform ubiquity challenging.
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work.
ASOS, the UK-based fashion platform, is a two-sided platform that connects shoppers to third-party vendors as well as their private label.
With food delivery becoming a commodity business, Drizly must continue to innovate to defend its direct-to-home alcohol delivery platform model
The auto industry is huge and its online marketplaces provide significant value and are earning accordingly – in a winner-take-most industry, CarGurus has come out on top.
Lufax: The World’s Largest P2P Lending is Pivoting from Core Business
Workers are disgruntled in Amazon’s MTurk marketplace, but can they successfully demand more rights?
From guitar lessons to bed bug extermination to dunk tank rentals, Thumbtack offers services from over 250,000 providers to millions of customers via its online marketplace platform.
The up-and-down story of this consumer subscription startup illustrates the difficulty and importance of getting the platform business model right.