Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | April 11, 2015

Collaborative Economy = Welcome to the new world where something Interesting is happening…

Shared & Collaborative Economy is actually old style Economics…

Yet without historical background — Today some people call it “The rise of “UOPA”.”

Using Other People’s Assets

Or simply an evolved Shared and Aggregated Economy

And the thing is that it’s happening in every industry.

We call it shared economy but it is really disintermediation of resources from producers to consumers and the conduits make the Market.

What’s Not to Like?

Or Love?

Remember when media companies like the WSJ, NY Times and Washington Post ruled- “don’t ever take on anyone with a printing press”. Now…not so much. Creating or owning real “things”- whether it’s automobiles or content-is no longer the path to power and wealth.
Welcome to the new world…

Shared Economy Has No Stock or Physical Assets to make things happen into Billion Dollar Valuations….

Better yet we should simply call it Collaborative Economy for the StartUp Founders & Funders amongst us.

And it takes place all around us…

The major families of industries that are being impacted by P2P commerce, include:

1) Goods,

2) Food,

3) Services,

4) Transportation,

5) Space,

6) Money,

7) Health & Wellness: For example, Helparound.co enables P2P diabetes care, including sharing of insulin and pumps.

8) Logistics: For example, Postmates enables the final mile of delivery, and Roost enables P2P home storage.

9) Corporate: Now corporations can have their own Uber-like experience with LocalMotion or build their own Airbnb with Near-me.

10) Utilities: Power sharing with Vandebron, crowdfunded solar with Solar Mosaic, and WiFi sharing with Fon.

11) Municipal: Cities are sharing street cleaning vehicles on Munirent, and public bike systems are heavily funded with Velib.

12) Learning: Coursera, Universities Online, and far too numerous startups enable students to share books on Chegg, as well as online training led by instructors and peers.

13) Data,

14) Analytics,

15) Insurance,

16) Financial services,

17) Benefits,

18) Government Open Data,

19) Public and Civic Involvement,

20) And Many More.

Yours,
Dr Kroko

PS:

Fill in the blanks with names of successful Startup companies… and you’ll see some of the fastest growing and the biggest enterprises of our day appearing forward.
Therefore,
When we focus on Finance for StartUps we should seek solid progress n one or more of these areas because this pushes the wheel of progress forward….


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