Digital recruiting platform HireVue is disrupting traditional recruiting processes
Slack's humble beginnings as a feature within a game soon became a product with a cult-like following. Is its rapid growth a result of its platform for 3rd party enterprise SaaS integrations, and does that raise switching costs as the platform becomes the home base for the modern enterprise?
thredUP owners increased their control of the multi sided platform by transferring it from a marketplace to a re-seller and grew their network by utilizing direct and indirect network effects. However, they are still at risk of imitation and substitute, as there is no affiliation and no switching costs both from the supply side and the demand side.