What the $%#! is a Platform Company

Platform’s serve multiple purposes that enable the companies that build them to drive growth exponentially

Marc Kermisch
7 min readJan 3, 2021

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Picture of Apple iPhone’s App Store
Apple’s App Store (photo by Marc Kermisch)

I have competed against platform companies almost my whole career. I started my career in 1997, 3-years after Amazon launched. 10-years into my career, Apple iPhone launched with the App Store. 2 years into my career…

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Marc Kermisch

Technologist | Board Member | Advisor — with 25 years of experience across Retail, Manufacturing, Utilities, Financial Services and Start-ups.