The Collaborative Economy defined: An economic model where commonly available technologies enable people to get what they need from each other. There are over 37 terms being used for this market, but the one that makes the most sense in terms of scope and … Continue readingThe Collaborative Economy Defined
As part of our ongoing research on the Collaborative Economy industry, we collect, analyze, and forecast where this market is heading. In the spirit of transparency and sharing, we openly share this data with the open market. Each of the three sheets are in continual … Continue readingGet Data and Stats for your Collaborative Economy Research
On-demand startups, which are a subset of the Collaborative Economy, have been under scrutiny on worker treatment. They’re under the magnifying glass more than ever. This new industry, which was birthed the 2008 recession, provided rise to the “gig” worker, or independent contractors. These part-time … Continue readingCollaborative Startups Shift from Contractor to Employee Relationships
The Collaborative Economy market is growing at an accelerated rate. Not only is adoption increasing by individuals at a rapid pace, but the VCs have invested a massive $16 Billion to pad the war chests of these disruptive P2P commerce startups. Corporations aren’t standing on … Continue readingLarge Companies Ramp Up Adoption in the Collaborative Economy
Many are excited about the new collaborative economy, where people use common technologies to get what they need from each other. This has created disruptions for some industries, but overall, holds much business opportunity for progressive companies. Progressive companies can glean greater loyalty through crowdfunding, … Continue readingIs the Crowd a Disruption or an Opportunity for Large Companies?
I partnered with VentureBeat’s market intelligence arm (VB Profiles) to further develop data on the funding, valuation, and employment impacts to the growing Collaborative Economy, this post originally was posted on VentureBeat’s website written by John Koetsier of VB Insight, I’ve republished their content, to share the key findings and … Continue readingThe Collaborative Sharing Economy has Created 17 Billion-Dollar Companies (and 10 unicorns)
Etsy, at least, may have figured it out. (This post originally appeared on Fast Company) Over the last decade, there’s been an outpouring of concern about how Facebook, Google, and other Internet companies treat their user data. This concern continues as the next generation of … Continue readingCan Tech Startups Appease Wall Street While Achieving Their Social Mission?
If you’re reading this, you already know how important energy is to us. It powers our transportation, logistics, industry, agriculture, homes, and the very digital device you’re using now. What’s the Collaborative Economy? An economic model where technologies enable people to get what they need … Continue readingHow the Collaborative Economy is impacting the Energy Sector
Above image: The Collaborative Economy marketplaces in the maker movement, sharing economy, p2p lending are quickly on the rise First, let’s define what we’re talking about. Like Craigslist or eBay, we’re seeing new marketplaces emerge with a more concentrated focus on every business. They offer … Continue readingThe Six Strategies Companies Can Take to Lead the Collaborative Economy
They have new powers. They are backed by powerful companies. And they are starting to organize. No, I’m not talking about the latest episode of Heroes. I’m talking about the people formerly known as your customers. You may be asking, “What powers do they have? … Continue readingMeet the Empowered People