Why Platforms Are Taking Off

Platform businesses are those where value is created through the interaction among it’s users – and where VC investment has intensified in recent years as web-enabled market places have grown. How do you define platforms, what competitive advantages do these have over other business models, what key trends are developing in the space, and what steps are critical for due diligence on platform-based investment opportunities?

Victor Morel and Jonathan Mo take you through this and more in their investment thesis on marketplace businesses. Included in this report:

  • What is a platform business?
  • The unique advantages of the platform model
  • Marketplace valuations
  • “Network Orchestrators” – what they are and how they’re valued
  • How Machine Learning and AI play a role in platforms
  • Marketplace Models and Examples
  • OpenDoor and Blablacar Case Studies

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