Alex Moazed
Founder and CEO of Applico, Co-Author of Modern Monopolies

Alex Moazed founded Applico in 2009 when he was 20 years old with his own credit cards. In his role as CEO, he works directly with Fortune 500 C-suites and boards to help them build or buy their own platform businesses.


In 2016, he wrote Modern Monopolies as a primer on how platform business models accelerate growth. He also attends traditional industry conferences to help build awareness of platform innovation among traditional enterprises across all industries.


Alex Moazed is the Founding CEO of Applico and an expert on mobile and platform technology. He appears frequently on Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox, and has been profiled in Inc. MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has co-founded the Application Developers Alliance. Alex is currently working with a leading fund manager to release in 2019 an ETF that invests exclusively in platform businesses.

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Modern MonopoliesWhat It Takes To Dominate The 21st Century Economy
St. Martin's Press

In Modern Monopolies, Alex Moazed and Nicholas L. Johnson tell the definitive story of what has changed, what it means for businesses today, and how managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners can adapt and thrive in this new era

Modern Monopolies
Today's monopolies are primarily platform companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Alex will explain what a platform company is, how they've taken over the economy, and what traditional companies can do to adapt and thrive in the 21st century.

Fox Business spoke with Alex Moazed on the regulating competition in the global tech industry.

Read Alex Moazed’s advice on how to structure corporate innovation for success.

Yahoo Finance went live with Alex Moazed to talk about the global tech industry.

Alex Moazed answers: Is current monopoly legislation equipped to regulate Big Tech?

Listen to Alex on Bloomberg discuss Inside ETFs.

Modern Monopolies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook are remaining strong despite the political pressure, according to Alex Moazed’s article on Applico.

Check out Applico’s YouTube channel with its Winner Take All episodes.

Praise for Modern Monopolies
"{A} stimulating book....The authors are particularly interesting on how modern platform companies are able to outsource much of their innovation."
- The Financial Times

"Modern Monopolies brilliantly lays out the formula for how to get rich in the platform economy. From building audiences to creating network value, this book will become the handbook for the next generation of business leaders."
- George F. Colony, CEO, Forrester Research

“A provocative and highly accessible primer on building twenty-first century monopolies that aptly deconstructs the winners and losers with deep insight and analysis. Modern Monopolies provides a deep understanding of emerging platform business models that is required to create the next Amazon, Google, or Uber."
- Craig Hatkoff, Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, Disruptor Foundation

"Modern Monopolies unmasks what Internet platforms are, how they work, and why they are important. A required read for anyone interested in building, or investing in, network-based businesses."
- Andrew Weissman, Partner, Union Square Ventures