A call to contribution design

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Icebergs and Mindsets: DALL-E failures

A call to contribution design You social innovators, You policy architects, You ecosystem leaders, You scientific inventors, You community-centered organizers, You impact funders who want your grants and investments to solve complex social and environmental systemic issues… And me, too. We are so well-read and nuanced, and we strive to see the complexity of systems. We engage in relational, centered, … Read More

Tech Titans’ Earnings Season Amidst Global Chaos

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice, Tech Titans

Tech Titans’ Earnings Season Amidst Global Chaos It’s tech titans earnings season. Why should I care? It’s that time of the year again – tech titans’ earnings season is upon us. In the midst of disturbing geopolitical events, you might wonder why we should care. Beyond the realm of finance and tech enthusiasts, these giants – Microsoft, Apple, Meta (formerly … Read More

Tech Titans for Busy People 1Q2023 Alphabet Amazon Apple Meta Microsoft

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice, Tech Titans

Tech Titans Bounce Back Up Tech Titans 1Q2023 The first quarter for the tech titans explains there are some fundamental reasons for the market cap bounce up from the bottom. Each titan was trying to steer their high flying company back down to earth through moves that demonstrate they are all about continuing their titan status, and keeping their eyes … Read More

AI Business Models: Snap MyAI

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Snap MyAI: how does it monetize? Generative AI Snap chose to buy, not build, generative AI features through OpenAI’s enterprise Foundry program for an undisclosed amount.  Business Models B:C Subscription : The company rolled out the MyAI feature to current Snapchat+ subscribers who pay for access to early features. TBD Advertising: The company intends to roll out the feature to … Read More

AI Business Models: Bing AI

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Bing AI: how does it monetize? Generative AI Microsoft invested in an exclusive deal to use OpenAI’s ChatGPT model within their Bing app, which they have named Sydney.  Business Models B:C Advertising: The company is considering in-chatbot advertising suggestions after delivering response queries.  B:B Per-API-Call: Microsoft is also charging per-API call fees for developers working with Bing search, images, video, … Read More

Which business models will fail?

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Which business models will fail? The undoing of lose-money-to-earn hardware models  Business model innovation is a combination game, linking partners, suppliers, and other actors to create value for everyone in an ecosystem.  But when things fall apart, failed business models suddenly appear visible when they had formerly been hidden in plain sight. While many hardware-as-a-service models will endure, the most … Read More

What to Do if You Have SaaS Brain

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

What to do if you have SaaS Brain Do you find yourself suffering from the following symptoms: Your sales are starting to slow.  Your cancellations on the rise. Your lifetime value (LTV) is shrinking. Your cost of customer acquisition (CAC) is at an all-time high. Your board meetings taken a Game-of-thrones-like turn, and no-one can recommend a way out of … Read More

Which Business Model Will Stick: Tortuga Agtech Robots

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice, Food, Hardware

Agtech Robot Tortuga AgTech helps growers by using robots that perform a variety of labor-intensive tasks in controlled environments like greenhouses or vertical farms, with an emphasis on harvest. Denver, Colorado, USA Founded Eric Adamson was working in consulting for “very large agribusinesses around the world” before co-founding Tortuga AgTech in 2017 with colleague and automation engineer Tim Brackbill, now … Read More

Co-creating values aligned agreements with founders for impact investing

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

  Schwartz, S. H. (2012). An Overview of the Schwartz Theory of Basic Values. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 2, 1. 2020 was the year we all became suddenly aware of the interconnectedness of our global challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how climate change, health disparities, racial discrimination, housing injustice, population displacement, and other factors all act and interact in … Read More

Connected Things Business Models: Zipline Medical Logistics

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice, Hardware

Zipline Medical Medical Logistics Zipline is a medical product delivery company that is changing the way medical supplies are delivered throughout the world Founded Before Zipline, the was founded in 2011 by Keller Rinaudo, initially under the business name Romotive which was a robotic toy controlled by an iPhone. Romotive continued production of the toy through 2014 until it was … Read More