Caviar Co-Founder Abel Lin Joins the Applico Team

Applico Hires Caviar Co Founder Abel Lin, Unveils Model for a 21st Century Consultancy

NEW YORK CITY- July 7, 2016- Applico, the world’s first Platform Innovation Company, is proud to announce that Abel Lin will be joining their team as a Principal based in its New York City office, effective immediately. Lin will lead, organize, and position Platform Design, Product Design, Engineering, and other operational teams to present Applico’s optimal work product to its clients. Ultimately, Lin will assure that all required deliverables are presented to clients to achieve their platform business objectives and guide them on their entrepreneurial journeys to success.

Abel Lin is an entrepreneur who co-founded Caviar, a high-end food delivery marketplace that targeted corporate clients and normal consumers. Caviar raised over $15 million from top-tier investors including Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, and the Winklevoss brothers. During his time co-founding Caviar, Abel headed up business development and was directly responsible the company’s first city expansion efforts. Two years after launch, Caviar was acquired by Jack Dorsey’s (co-founder of Twitter) company Square.

Today’s most successful technology companies and large enterprises don’t rely on traditional supply chains. Instead, they’re amassing vast networks of third party producers that directly create and deliver value to consumers. Their business models are platforms, a term coined and defined by Applico as a business model that enables the exchange of value between two sets of users – producers and consumers.

Applico CEO Alex Moazed states, “Platforms are the defining 21st century business model. Linear companies can either buy, invest, and build on platform businesses, or face extinction. We are thrilled to have Abel join the team and lead the charge in helping our clients innovate where the future is uncertain, but ripe with opportunity.”

Abel Lin writes, “I’ve spent most of my career building on-demand platforms in San Francisco, and I’m excited by the scope of opportunities here at Applico. I look forward to leveraging my years as a proven operator in helping our clients capture market share through platform innovation.”

Applico is the world’s first Platform Innovation Company with offices in NYC and LA. It is a platform advisory company that consults enterprises and startups on how to build and scale platform businesses. Applico specializes in iOS and Android mobile app design and development specializing in platform businesses, including marketplace, sharing economy, and on-demand companies. Applico Founder and CEO Alex Moazed and Head of Platform Nicholas L. Johnson co-authored a book on platforms, Modern Monopolies. For a list of Applico services and work, please visit our website.

Erik Zambrano
Director of Marketing, Applico
(877) 688-7567

Filed under: Applico in the Press | Topics: abel lin, applico, caviar, entrepreneur

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