Dollar Shave Club Business Model & How does it make Money

Dollar Shave Club Business Model & How does it make Money – Unicornomy

Dollar Shave Club Business Model
Dollar Shave Club Business Model

About Dollar Shave Club, Founders, Funders and Facts

Dollar Shave Club is one business model example which is what I personally call as a Scavenger Business Model i.e. some business that is typically founded and grown to infiltrate a larger competitors market share and ultimately be sold to some larger company that can actually make sense out it.  Unilever recently did prove this theory correct by buying out Dollar Shave Club (DSC as it is popularly called as) at $1 Billion i.e. 6 times its discounted annual revenue forecast.

Let’s see Dollar Shave Club Business Model now.

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Zara Business Model & Understanding Zara Business Strategy

Zara Business Model & Understanding Zara Business Strategy – UE

Zara Business Model
Zara Business Model

About Zara, Founders and Facts

Zara is wrongly pronounced by every one.  Well this is what seems to be a rage these days in the up-market society of Mumbai.  That led me to wonder how Zara’s business model compares that of traditional retailers of fashion accessories and thus this post and I must say this is one of the finest business models I have seen recently for a completely offline company and yeah I was bored of writing about stupid internet business model examples.

Business model of Zara is impeccable in terms of design to outlet efficiency which leads to their immense cost savings and Zara’s business strategy in terms of positioning themselves as a premium brand is also helping them gain significant traction with the middle class mall buyers of the country.  Let’s see business model of Zara in detail.

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AirBnB Business Model and How does AirBnB make Money

AirBnB Business Model & How does AirBnB make Money – Unicornomy

AirBnB Business Model
AirBnB Business Model

About AirBnB, Funders, Founders and Facts

AirBnB is one of those Decacorns ($10 Billion+ Valuation Companies) that is there to stay, unlike our other favorites like Theranos.

Started out as Air Bed and BreakFast (Air – B and B), primarily hinting towards cheaper modes of stay while travelling out of home.  It is a peer-to-peer online marketplace and homestay network which enables people to list or rent short-term stay in residential properties.  It is that type of the sharing economy business model examples which has done pretty well despite the numerous revenue leakages that this model is prone to and they have done fantastically well to limit the leakage by eliminating the leakage catalyst i.e. charging both the parties equally high (more on this, down).

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80 20 Rule – Applying Pareto Principle Correctly to Business

80 20 Rule – How to apply Pareto Principle correctly every where – UE

80 20 Rule
80 20 Rule Explained

About 80 20 Rule, Founder Pareto, Principle Applications

I was recently reading the book, The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less (not because it looks like some self help crap but serious applications of the 80 20 Rule), it is then I stumbled upon the fact that all of this while we have been using this principle horrendously wrong.  The biggest stupidity being people saying that 80 and 20 have to add up to 100 – No, Hell No!  80 20 Rule does not say that and nor does Vilfredo Pareto the founder of the Pareto Principle, it just mentions the distribution of the odds in favor and against.

Let’s read on for more clarity on this.

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Structured Settlement Annuity Companies’s Business Model

Structured Settlement Annuity Companies Business Model – Unicornomy

Structured Settlement Annuity Companies USA
Structured Settlement Annuity Companies USA

About Structured Settlement Annuity

Something different this time.. Same old, stupid, no money, no honey business model examples bore me a lot.

So I thought why not analyze some business model that is close to my heart – Time Discounting!  This is also called as “Factoring”.

Time / Bill Discounting is a Business model that discounts the value of future cash flows and gives out a lump sump at today’s value of money.

This is a big business model in the US and Japan where you buy out the structured settlement of the plaintiff and give them a lump sum in today’s value.

Let’s look at this in detail.

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Spotify Business Model and How does Spotify Make Money

Spotify Business Model and How does Spotify Make Money – Unicorn Economy

Spotify Business Model
Spotify Business Model

About Spotify, Founders, Funders and Facts

Spotify is a music powerhouse from Sweden.  The streams include music (labels and private artists), podcasts, and videos. Spotify also provides digital rights management (DRM) – protected content from record labels & media companies.  As of 2016, Spotify boasts of more than 100 million active users and about half a billion registered users. As of 2016, Spotify has 40 million paying subscribers worldwide. Spotify Technology S.A. is the parent company, registered in Luxembourg and owns all the subsidiaries that operate out of entire geography that Spotify is available. Spotify AB is one of the subs that handles entire R&D in Stockholm.

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How does YourStory Make Money and YourStory Business Model

How does YourStory Make Money and YourStory Business Model – Unicornomy

YourStory Business Model
YourStory Business Model

About YourStory, Founders, Funders and Facts

Anybody who has ever slightly tracked what’s going on in the StartUp Ecosystem of India, will definitely have heard about YourStory (YS).

It is India’s number 1 platform for startup related news that many people read daily.  Their website says that they reach about 20 million page views every month (dream for many media companies).

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How does Skype Make Money and Skype Business Model

How does Skype Make Money and Skype Business Model – Unicorn Economy

How does Skype Make Money
How does Skype Make Money

About Skype, Founders, Funders and Facts

Skype was what WhatsApp is!

MicroSoft has a history of acquiring big startups and companies and taking them to the dustbin – gracefully, exactly similar to what I said about LinkedIn Business Model.

Skype is a cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, BB) application that provides video chat and voice call (via VoIP) services.  Users can transmit digital documents like images, texts, media and many others.  Skype users can create video conference calls.

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How does YouTube Make Money and YouTube Business Model

How does YouTube Make Money and YouTube Business Model – Unicorn Economy

 How does YouTube Make Money
How does YouTube Make Money

About YouTube, Founders, Funders and Facts

Happy Diwali Everyone!

Who doesn’t know about youtube, well most of us do – atleast everyone knows what it does and how it works.  For the geek here it is –

YouTube is a video-sharing website and the second most popular search engine (basically what ever people used to google now they youtube).  It’s headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three PayPal mafia in February 2005.  In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.  The sole reason that Google bought them over was Google’s own video service was in shambles and was about to bite the dust and YouTube’s traffic was through the roof!  It is now one of Alphabet’s subsidiaries.  It allows users to upload, view, rate, share, and comment on videos.  Uploaded Content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, audio recordings, movie trailers, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.

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Palantir Business Model & Valuation

Palantir Business Model and Palantir Valuation Analysis – Unicornomy

Palantir Business Model
Palantir Business Model

About Palantir, Founders, Funders and Facts

Well, Palantir is someone that many start-uppers don’t know about, YET!

This is no surprise to me since the firm is almost 12 years old as of the day or writing this post, but has ZERO PR for its activities and to what it does.

This has to do with the fact that all of palantir’s clients have a strong NDA to protect their identities and the fact that palantir can not publicize them as their clients.

But Palantir Valuation will blow your mind.  Let’s get onto it.

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