Platform Scale: How an emerging business model helps startups build large empires with minimum investment

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Over the last decade or so, we’re seeing the emergence of a new form of scale. Today’s massively scaling startups – which rapidly grow to millions of users and billions in valuation – do not sell a product or service. Instead, they build a platform on which others can create and exchange value.

The many manifestations of the platform business model – social media, the peer economy, cryptocurrencies, APIs and developer ecosystems, the Internet of things, crowdsourcing models, and many others – are becoming increasingly relevant.

Yet, most new platform ideas fail because the business design and growth strategies involved in building platforms are not well understood.

Platform Scale lays out a structured approach to designing and growing a platform business model and addresses the key factors leading to the success and failure of these businesses.

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