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MATE RIMACYoung Croatian inventor aims to electrify the entire world of transportation

Starting as a young boy who wanted to build the world’s fastest car, Mate Rimac is now CEO and founder of Rimac Automobili, a Croatian technology company that manufactures high-performance electric vehicles and supplies electric propulsion systems to top global manufacturers of cars, ships and airplanes. Compass spoke with him about the challenges of a startup and his mission to change the future of transportation.

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EDITORIALMonica Menghini

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Dassault Systèmes

 
It is rare for a sequel to do better than the original. But that is precisely what is likely to happen in the case of platform business models.

The B2C platform model – the one that has made companies like Alibaba, Apple, Google and Amazon incredibly rich and influential – is the original story. It appeared in the 1990s. But now the sequel, the B2B platform business model, could end up stealing the show.

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