Collaborative Consumption

This page is a direct feed from Collaborative Consumption describes a movement focused on traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping currently gaining in popularity as we reclaim our innate nature to connect with each other.

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    • P2P car sharing community SnappCar crowdfunds €560k April 17, 2014
      Amsterdam, April 17. During the last two months, p2p car sharing community SnappCar raised a total of €560,125 ($771,796) from 481 crowdfunders. The Dutch company not only broke the record for equity-crowdfunding, but also proved the potential of collaborative investment in the collaborative economy. The amount raised will be used for SnappCar’s European rol […]
      Pieter van de Glind
      Michel Visser is the founder of Konnektid,the first demand-based platform of the Netherlands where people can share skills and knowledge with each other. The brand new website is the start of the next phase for Konnektid. With a large network ofWith a large network of knowledge sharers, and ‘proof of concept’ in the Netherlands, they are...  Read moreThe pos […]
      Harmen van Sprang
    • WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS – 11 April April 11, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: E-commerce firm AIH bets on peer-to-peer lending Tiisetso Motsoeneng and Nomatter Ndebelle, Reuters E-commerce firm Africa Internet Holdings (AIH) has launched a person-to-person lending service as a digital alternative to banks, a […]
      Mia de Villa
    • Skillshare debuts new Spotify-like membership model for online education April 9, 2014
      Students can now pay just shy of $10 a month to access hundreds of online courses on Skillshare. The Skillshare courses were previously available for a flat fee — typically around $20 or $30 per course. That’s relatively inexpensive for a one-off course, but the bill racks up fast for Skillshare’s most loyal customers. After the beta...  Read moreThe post Sk […]
      Mia de Villa
      Cookisto is a trusted community marketplace for homemade food. It is here that hungry foodies find personalised, delicious and healthy homemade food prepared by talented home cooks. Belgian Curator Marco Torregrossa had a chat with Michalis about good food and how a movement around meal sharing is developing in Europe. Michalis, you are Greek, so you may kno […]
      Marco Torregrossa
    • Meet the global collaborative economy at OuiShare Fest 2014 April 8, 2014
      The global community and think tank OuiShare just released the program for its second edition of OuiShare Fest, the largest global event about the collaborative economy held in Paris from May 5 -7. The festival is dedicated to the theme The Age of Communities and will gather over 1000 international thought leaders, entrepreneurs, non-profit and...  Read more […]
      Francesca Pick
    • Collaborative Pioneer: Inside Interview with Tyrone Rubin, Co-Founder of HipCloset April 7, 2014
      Tyrone Rubin, the co-founder of the brand new ‘HipCloset’ , his partner David Franciscus and lead engineer Esmerino Costa,  have developed an online market place for people to buy and sell fashion in South Africa. In this interview, Tyrone reveals their goals for the startup, the social media app he can’t live without, and more!  Our curator for...  Read mor […]
      Lauren Wallett
    • WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS – 4 April April 4, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week:  Kitchensurfing raises $15 million for private chef marketplace – Fortune Tech Erin Griffith, Fortune Kitchensurfing has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from...   […]
      Mia de Villa
    • CropFest, Sydney April 4, 2014
      Youth Food Movement’s latest project, CropFest, is taking a leaf out of singer Lorde‘s book this week, teaching the Australian foodie scene that it’s OK to have flaws! CropFest is about the perfectly wonky fruit and vegetables that are currently thrown out by the tonne in Australia due to consumer ideas  and marketing messages about what our groceries...  Re […]
      Mia de Villa
    • Switzerland Likes to Share April 2, 2014
      Switzerland Likes to Share You might think that sharing cannot possibly take a foothold in a wealthy nation like Switzerland. But quite the opposite is true: Switzerland offers a fertile ground for many young start-ups from the sharing universe. While the Swiss do not have a dire need to share from an economical point of...  Read moreThe post Switzerland Lik […]
      Mia de Villa

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