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Boutique advisory firm for CEOs. Earn tech multiples on your traditional assets

Business Designer

$100k – $130k • 0.1% – 0.15%
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Applico is the world's first Platform Innovation company. We teach platform C-suites how to design platforms & capture network effects in order to create the next generation of modern monopolies.

The role is very challenging & will require you to think on your feet. You’ll learn our process to recreate the secrets behind today’s most successful startups/tech giants – and you’ll get to work hands-on. In this role, you will help launch & scale cutting-edge platforms for both Fortune 100 companies and private equity-owned companies looking to innovate. This is done by going on the ground as a for-hire operating partner.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from the people who wrote the book on platforms & successful entrepreneurs who have sold their companies to the likes of Square (NYSE: SQ). You will learn the how to structure platform businesses in order to scale them into businesses that dominate existing markets & create entirely new ones.

What You Will Do

  • Support an engagement to Identify and launch platform business opportunities
  • Solve growth challenges for clients
  • Work alongside CEO/CIOs of some of the biggest companies in the world
  • Determine roadmap that meets client’s business & budgetary needs
  • Work closely with other cross-functional groups
  • Understanding new trends & technologies
  • Assist in the creation of platform frameworks to further establish Applico as the thought leader in Platform Innovation


  • 4+ years of total experience
  • Founders (started your own business even if it failed) is a must with at least $500k raised or commensurate revenue/GMV/engagement achieved
  • Understands delivery of technical (web or mobile) strategies
  • Appreciates complexities of building platform business network (experience in overcoming these challenges at platform scale a plus)
  • Excellent at servicing clients both internally & externally
  • Can utilize & articulate basic business principles; possesses fundamental understanding of platform economics
  • Sees the big picture and understands how work fits into overall scope of the company and client -Strong management and communication skills -Relevant Bachelor’s degree or higher

-Given the on-the-ground nature of building new markets, expect ~70% travel for this role in a pre-covid environment. Due to covid, travel is more relaxed for the time being.
-International travel comes with a stipend of $1k - $2k/month, business class flights and no more than 75% time in-country per month
-Domestic travel is during the week and return travel in time for the weekend


  • Range reflects base plus bonus

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role
Founder @Applico•Started while @Babson College w/ credit cards. Building the platform community

Aaron Wiener

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Founder of multiple startups raising over $50 Million in Venture Capital and servicing 500,000+ customers (resulting in several exits)

Applico at a glance

Boutique advisory firm for CEOs. Earn tech multiples on your traditional assets

Applico focuses on Disruptive Models, Incubators, and Management Consulting. Their company has offices in New York City and San Francisco. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.applicoinc.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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