Hunger Games: Who’s Winning the Food Delivery War?

Market analysis of Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Amazon Prime Now, Walmart Grocery, Acme and other global players. Due to COVID, the stay at home economy has been growing as people shift to on-demand grocery and home restaurant delivery, statistics bear this out: Revenue from the … Continue readingHunger Games: Who’s Winning the Food Delivery War?

Tech Trend: Rent a Satellite from These Companies

Photo by NASA on Unsplash This is an important trend: imagine having a birds-eye view of your home, commute, company, supply chain  or competitors. Recently I gave you the What, Why & How of Satellites as a Service. Now, I’m going to break down the … Continue readingTech Trend: Rent a Satellite from These Companies

Automation Is the Next Phase of the Collaborative Economy

This may come as a shocker to many, but in the next few years, the peer-based sharing/collaborative economy will shift to automation. I’ve studied this market closely and want to make some clear predictions on where things will head. Four years ago, I mapped out … Continue readingAutomation Is the Next Phase of the Collaborative Economy

Industry Impacts of Airbnb’s Shift to Experiential Business Models

The future of Airbnb lies in creating memorable guest experiences, and brands will benefit by complementing these experiences in relevant, valuable ways. Since attending Airbnb Open in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I’ve been contemplating what Airbnb’s announcements around shifting toward experiential hosting mean … Continue readingIndustry Impacts of Airbnb’s Shift to Experiential Business Models

So Who’s Really Going to Own Autonomous Cars? There’s Four Scenarios.

Above: Mercedes Benz Autonomous Car Two mega trends are coming together: The Collaborative Economy and the Autonomous World, which means shared mobility from self-driving cars. Early this year, we published a research report on the Business Models of Self-Driving Cars, and we’ve presented our findings … Continue readingSo Who’s Really Going to Own Autonomous Cars? There’s Four Scenarios.

Facebook joins the Collaborative Economy with Marketplace

Facebook Joins the Collaborative Economy Facebook has announced the launch of its Marketplace, a new feature in four countries that enables users to buy and sell their used goods using Facebook connections. While Facebook’s strongest advantage is a network of trusted users, it must develop … Continue readingFacebook joins the Collaborative Economy with Marketplace

Market Snapshot: Crowd-based Insurance Startups on the Rise

Above Image: Crowd Companies has identified more than a dozen crowd-based insurance startups emerging from financial industry hotbeds like London, more will emerge from each region. Crowd- and peer-based business models have impacted the hospitality industry, transportation space, financial sector, and other industries as indicated … Continue readingMarket Snapshot: Crowd-based Insurance Startups on the Rise

Collaborative Economy Market Contraction Signals Maturity

Above Image: a butterfly emerges after contracting in a cocoon. You’ve probably read the article from Salon, with its sarcastic title and detailing of several failed on-demand, Collaborative Economy startups. A few people asked for my thoughts First, our data shows that the Collaborative Economy movement … Continue readingCollaborative Economy Market Contraction Signals Maturity