Tech unicorns blitzscale business niches for better scale economies from Uber and Lyft to Pinterest, Slack, and Zoom.
Dan Rochefort

2019-05-03 11:29:00 Fri ET

Key tech unicorns blitzscale business niches for better scale economies from Uber and Lyft to Pinterest, Slack, and Zoom. LinkedIn cofounder and serial entrepreneur Reid Hoffman explains in his recent book that tech unicorns rapidly scale up core functions to reap network effects despite substantial uncertainty. Network effects often manifest in the form of freemium users (Dropbox, Facebook, and LinkedIn), cloud services (Amazon and Zoom), and online subscriptions (Apple and Netflix). About 2 decades ago, the last IPO boom brought to the stock market a boatload of profitless dotcom companies. Many of these dotcom companies never had the opportunity to blitzscale their core operations with gargantuan losses.

In accordance with the Hoffman zeitgeist of Silicon Valley, the current IPO game focuses on how tech unicorns become big before substantial economic uncertainty strikes hard. Beyond the singularity point, these tech unicorns start to worry about net profits and other socioeconomic bottomline metrics. This competitive strategy works well for tech titans such as Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Nvidia, and Twitter (FAMGANT). Nevertheless, the same strategy may turn out to be less effective for Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Netflix, Slack, and Zoom as they experience competitive bottlenecks in lieu of both scale economies and network effects.

 


If any of our AYA Analytica financial health memos (FHM), blog posts, ebooks, newsletters, and notifications etc, or any other form of online content curation, involves potential copyright concerns, please feel free to contact us at service@ayafintech.network so that we can remove relevant content in response to any such request within a reasonable time frame.

Blog+More
Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin press the case for GOP tax legislation.
Jonah Whanau

2017-10-15 07:38:00 Sunday ET

Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin press the case for GOP tax legislation.

Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin both press the case for GOP tax legislation as economic relief for the middle-class without substantial t

+See More
A 7-year $1.3 billion hedge fund manager Chelsea Brennan shares her investment advice.
Laura Hermes

2018-10-05 10:38:00 Friday ET

A 7-year $1.3 billion hedge fund manager Chelsea Brennan shares her investment advice.

A 7-year $1.3 billion hedge fund manager Chelsea Brennan shares her investment advice. Her advice encompasses several steps toward better financial literacy

+See More
House of Representatives considers a government expenditure bill with border wall finance and so sets up a shutdown stalemate with Senate.
Laura Hermes

2018-12-23 13:39:00 Sunday ET

House of Representatives considers a government expenditure bill with border wall finance and so sets up a shutdown stalemate with Senate.

The House of Representatives considers a government expenditure bill with border wall finance and therefore sets up a shutdown stalemate with Senate. As fre

+See More
AYA fintech finbuzz illustrative video tutorials on YouTube
Amy Hamilton

2019-05-05 10:46:10 Sunday ET

AYA fintech finbuzz illustrative video tutorials on YouTube

This video collection shows the major features of our AYA fintech network platform for stock market investors: (1) AYA stock market content curation;&nbs

+See More
Net neutrality rules continue to revolve around the Trump administration's current IT agenda of 5G telecom transformation.
Becky Berkman

2018-05-15 08:40:00 Tuesday ET

Net neutrality rules continue to revolve around the Trump administration's current IT agenda of 5G telecom transformation.

Net neutrality rules continue to revolve around the Trump administration's current IT agenda of 5G telecom transformation. Republican Senate passes the

+See More
The U.S. Treasury yield curve inverts for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis.
Apple Boston

2019-04-09 11:29:00 Tuesday ET

The U.S. Treasury yield curve inverts for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis.

The U.S. Treasury yield curve inverts for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis. The key term spread between the 10-year and 3-month U.S. Treasur

+See More