Blog Profile / Web Strategy by Jeremiah

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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Report: The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy, 2015 Data on the Rise of Sharing

The biggest shift in the business landscape since the Internet continues to grow—and established, traditional companies need to act soon in order to compete. That’s one of the key findings in The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy, a report I co-authored with tech researcher Alexandra Samuel, released today. The report is an update to [...]

Ten Reasons Why Investors Love Shared Transportation

  Above Graphic: The Collaborative Economy has been funded over $25B, but $13B (53%) has gone to the transportation sector, see full multi-tab Google sheet for more details. Half the funding in the Collaborative Economy goes to transportation. By our count, the Collaborative Economy has been funded $25 Billion Dollars, one of the highest funded [...]

Entrepreneur hack: Draw a storyboard before the business plan.

Just about two years ago, I hung up my partner hat at a prior company and started the Crowd Companies journey. I recall we had a mere ten weeks to the launch at LeWeb. I went to mother nature to do some deep thinking, and wound up in a Redwood forrest near my house, with [...]

Ten Ways Mobility-as-a-Service Changes Your Lifestyle

Just about everything related to transportation is now becoming automated, on-demand, or available to rent. Over a few short years, an abundance of VC funded apps have emerged that crowdsource just about every aspect for transportation, car management, and more. The Collaborative Economy has a branch of commerce that’s being dubbed the on-demand economy. Most [...]

The Collaborative Economy Defined

  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 accuracy is the Collaborative Economy. The above image is a [...]

Get Data and Stats for your Collaborative Economy Research

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 production and improvement. They don’t stay static for long. Although [...]

Collaborative Startups Shift from Contractor to Employee Relationships

The on-demand startups, which are a subset of the overall Collaborative Economy, have been under scrutiny on worker treatment. They’re under the magnifying glass more than ever. This new industry, which gave birth in the 2008 recession, provided rise to the “gig” worker, or independent contractors. These part-time workers were offering their idle time, working multiple [...]

Large Companies Ramp Up Adoption in the Collaborative Economy

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 the sidelines waiting to be disrupted, the progressive companies are [...]

Is the Crowd a Disruption or an Opportunity for Large Companies?

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, turn to the crowd for new co-innovation and launch their [...]

The collaborative sharing economy has created 17 billion-dollar companies (and 10 unicorns)

I partnered with VentureBeat’s research arm 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. Show More Summary

Can Tech Startups Appease Wall Street While Achieving Their Social Mission?

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 startups, like Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, and Postmates, are being taken [...]

How the Collaborative Economy is impacting the Energy Sector

If you’re reading this, you already know how important energy is to us. It powers our logistics, food, homes, and the very digital device you’re reading now. How is the Energy Sector being impacted by the Collaborative Economy? You’ll be amazed that P2P lending, Makers, and Sharing is causing some changes. This week, I keynoted [...]

The Six Strategies Companies Can Take to Lead the Collaborative Economy

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 features that enable sellers to offer their ware, and buyers [...]

Meet the Empowered People

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? Who gave those powers to them? What are they going [...]

8 Brands Using the Collaborative Economy to Market with the Crowd

It pays to share, as the crowd shares your brand for you. Marketers first adopted the internet and then social media. The next digital phase is the Collaborative Economy. What’s that? If you’ve heard of Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and the Maker Movement, this is the Collaborative Economy. Just as social media enabled people [...]

How Investors are Sharing their Money into the Collaborative Economy

The raw data for this article is available in a publicly-shared database in this Google Sheet, which you can access to see additional details. VCs, investors, and banks have increased their bets on the Sharing/ Collaborative Economy in greater amounts than ever before. The Collaborative Economy is an economic model that uses commonly available technologies [...]

How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy all Works Together

If you’ve used Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, oDesk, Kickstarter, or Lending Club, you’ve participated in the Collaborative Economy, ever wondered what’s powering it behind the shiny user interface on the app? The Collaborative Economy is an economic model in which people use commonly available technologies to get what they need from each other. To put some [...]

Liberals and Conservatives Both Love & Loathe the Collaborative Economy

By Jeremiah Owyang, Founder, Crowd Companies and Alan Webber, Government Insights Research Director, IDC, (profile and twitter). Last week, A version of this article appeared in the WSJ. The Collaborative Economy is emerging as the defining societal narrative for 2015 and beyond. Show More Summary

Your Tech Startup Doesn’t Need to be in Silicon Valley.

By Jeremiah Owyang @jowyang, living in Silicon Valley since 1997. My long-time, close friend, Chris Saad, wrote a helpful essay on 39 tips for startups. He shares many suggestions, based on his personal experience, in the startup world, from his home country of Australia, and in Palo Alto, and in the heart SF’s tech district [...]

Self-Driving Cars Disrupt the Crowd

Google is building self-driving cars, Uber is building self-driving cars, Tesla has launched driver assistance features, it’s rumored that Apple is going to be building self-driving cars, and many traditional auto manufacturing companies are advancing their features to include driver assistance, and eventually automation. Show More Summary

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