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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How does LinkedIn Make Money

How does LinkedIn Make Money – Unicorn Economy

How does LinkedIn Make Money
How does LinkedIn Make Money

About LinkedIn, Founders, Funders and Facts

LinkedIn is my favorite Social Network.

I mean seriously, no nonsense posts, no chut***pa updates, no check-ins, no blah blah and stupid opinions.

This is a Corporate Social Network meant for increasing ones professional outreach and to enable more connectivity in the corporate world for one self.

And Now, MicroSoft has taken over LinkedIn ($27 Billion) to screw LinkedIn like it screwed over many more good products like Skype, Nokia etc. etc.

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Slack Business Model, Revenue Lines & Working

Slack Business Model – Unicorn Economy Analysis

Slack Business Model
Slack Business Model

About Slack, Founders, Funders & Facts

Why are you not Slacking?? This is the question which many startup founders are now asking their team mates.

This is the kind of brand that you need to build for a B2B SaaS business.

Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool which began as an internal tool used by their company, Tiny Speck, in the development of a product.  The name is actually an acronym, which means, “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge”.

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BookMyShow Business Model & Revenue Lines

BookMyShow Business Model – Unicorn Economy

BookMyShow Business Model
BookMyShow Business Model

About BookMyShow – Founders, Funders and Facts

BookMyShow is an online event and movie ticketing platform that is owned by BigTree Entertainment Ltd.  Started in 1999 as a Software Reseller for Movie Theaters.

Yes, They are Software Resellers, still!

The software is owned by New Zealand based Vista Group.  Vista Group is primarily a SaaS and Solutions company for Media and Entertainment Groups.

The idea behind this type of platform came to the founders in 1999 and they outrightly bagged the rights to retail the cinema hall ticket management system (ERP) for movie theaters.  They mention this on their website as well.   Seems too much for a borrowed business model, isn’t it?

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How does PayPal make Money

How does PayPal make Money – Unicorn Economy Analysis

How does PayPal Make Money
How does PayPal Make Money

About PayPal, Funders, Founders and Facts

Well PayPal is the name every one knows about because of its ultimate payment solution that works across currencies and countries.

But…

It should have been known for something else…

The PayPal Mafia… It is a group of Founders that started out from PayPal either as Founders, Employees etc.  and post PayPal started out either on their own or invested in other Tech Companies.  Following is the Mafia Info that every one should know about. (picture courtesy: WikiPedia)

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Venture Capital Business Model & How do VCs Make Money

How do VCs Make Money & Venture Capital Business Model – Unicornomy

How do VCs Make Money
How do VCs Make Money

Ever wondered, how startups splurge so much money and where the f this money comes from and why do they have zero guilt of wasting so much money on useless advertising and marketing campaigns?

Lets take this one step ahead.  Where exactly does this money come from.

Venture Capitalists – Right!

Wrong!

This money comes from wealthy individuals and money management funds present throughout the world with a pile of cash with absolutely zero knowledge of what to do with the money so that it earns a decent sum of returns for the VC money.  This VC money can also come from internal accruals to the Fund, for e.g. SoftBank the Goliath of an investor, has accrued majority money as returns from Alibaba’s Successful IPO which was a direct effect of How does Alibaba Make Money

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How does Twitter Make Money

How does Twitter Make Money – Unicorn Economy Analysis

How does Twitter Make Money
How does Twitter Make Money

About Twitter, Founders, Funders and Facts

I know, Twitter is a Laughing Stock.

I mean literally.

This is a Strategy Team Joke in many startups – Twitter is Listed [Stock] and it’s performance is seriously laughable.

The reason is that these guys siphoned lot of Investor Money to make a money gobbling machine that went from $18 Billion USD [pre IPO valuation] to $50 Billion USD [highest point of market cap] and now trading at a sympathy worthy market capitalization of $15 Billion USD [Below their last Private Equity Funding Valuation].

The only people who made money in this deal were investors, founders and none.  The people who purchased stock from public market are repenting now.

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How Does Netflix Make Money

How Does Netflix Make Money – Unicorn Economy Analysis

How Does Netflix Make Money
How Does Netflix Make Money

About NetFlix

Netflix is an American multinational media and entertainment company founded in 1997 in California. It specializes in and provides streaming media and video on demand online and by DVD in mail on rent. In 2013, Netflix added film and television production, as well as online distribution. The company is currently headquartered in Los Gatos.

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