177 Huntington Ave,
16th Floor Boston, MA 02115
+1 617 830 2100
Feb 11, 2020
Lindsey Eckerd

The Next Enabling Platform: Q&A with Sean Cantwell and Dave Gordon

The Next Enabling Platform

Historically, there are four key ingredients that all enabling platforms have. They’ve all got a critical mass of users that make it interesting for third parties to develop solutions on top of that platform. They’ve got an open ecosystem, so it’s easy for third parties to develop solutions on top of it. They enable their partners to easily hook into that underlying platform and acquire customers that are on that platform. And they align economics with third parties to make it that to allow them to have the incentive necessary to develop applications as well as sell solutions to the platform.

If you look back, the most iconic technology companies of each innovation era were all enabling platforms.

Following his recent article on Enabling Platforms, Dave Gordon sat down with Volition Managing Partner Sean Cantwell to dig into the details.


Connect with Dave

+1 617 830 2308

Connect with Sean




Similar Articles
  • Volition
    On Air
    Meet Volition Capital Managing Partner Sean Cantwell
    Volition Capital Co-Founder and Managing Partner Sean Cantwell had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Zach Servideo for the Boston Speaks Up Podcast. Check it out below. In this episode, Sean shares a bit about his personal background and his journey from a sports-obsessed kid growing up in Allentown, PA to a career … Continued
    Read more
  • Photo of Boston by Wellesley Yan
    Boston Tech 2020: Preparing For Opportunities and Change
    Read the full article by Sean Cantwell in Bostinno They say success breeds success. I agree, and Boston’s tech scene captures this notion perfectly. Locally-born businesses like HubSpot, Demandware, Trip Advisor, and Wayfair have energized the community and paved the way for others. At Volition Capital, we’ve evaluated and invested in several growth-stage consumer internet … Continued
    Read more