October 4: Successful pivots
Four well-known companies that have gone through a drastic shift where they change course completely.
Source: CB Insights
Published: November 2018
Most companies experience style changes and updates over time, but some go through a drastic shift called a pivot where they change course completely. Some well known pivots are highlighted below.
Popular companies with unexpectedly successful pivots.
Origin: Gaming app called Glitch
Pivot: Communications platform
Origin: Podcast app called Odeo
Pivot: Microblogging platform
Origin: Dating site for single people to record a video of themselves
Pivot: Video sharing platform
Origin: Security software for handheld devices
Pivot: Online money transfer service
So fun to learn about these shifts!
Glitch was such a cute, well-done game.