Enterprise Digital Transformation with Platforms

The platform business model is the future. Applico is the World's First Platform Innovation Company providing enterprise-grade digital transformation advisory and mobile app development.

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Why the platform is critical to enterprise success?

The platform is the dominant business model of the 21st Century. It enables two or more groups to exchange value in some way. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google and even Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat - all platform businesses.

We believe Silicon Valley shouldn’t be the only ones building successful platform businesses. At Applico, we identify direct business threats for our enterprise clients and advise them on how to design and build platform businesses capable of combating startup threats. We even wrote a best-selling book on the topic of digital transformation - the platform way.

And so, we’ve made it our mission to partner with business leaders to write the future. With playbook in-hand, we help design and develop new platforms, accelerate existing platforms and co-create platform innovation.

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And about that book we mentioned.

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Modern Monopolies explains the infrastructure and techniques required to build a modern and successful tech platform business like Uber and Airbnb. The book was recently recognized as an Amazon Best-Seller and has been featured on Yahoo and Bloomberg.

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Here's how we can help

Seed Stage Startups

Building an app is easy. Designing a business is infinitely more difficult. Applico helps seed stage entrepreneurs turn their idea into a mobile app, but more importantly a business. Starting with business model design and all the way through mobile app design and engineering, we’ll build an MVP that nails product/market fit.

Established Platforms

We are an extension of your team accelerating you ahead of your competition. Need to increase your platform’s supply, innovate on pricing, or evolve your brand to be aspirational? We’ve got you. Already reached critical mass? We’ll help you solidify your status as a modern monopoly.


Big companies face disruptive threats from all angles. The majority of these threats come from platform startups looking to upend “business as usual” to their benefit. Applico helps big companies in industries with high disruption to build and scale successful platform businesses.

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220 E 23rd St, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010

Our NYC office is HQ. We work closely with the NYC startup community to launch disruptive platform businesses as well as partnering with larger companies to co-create platform innovation. Our NYC Platform Innovation Meetup group plans quarterly events featuring established platform leaders and executives.


555 Rose Ave, Venice Beach, CA 90291

Our LA office is in the heart of Silicon Beach in Venice. Our Los Angeles team works very closely with our NYC office to help Los Angeles startup entrepreneurs capture platform value through business model design and mobile app design and development.

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