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If you’ve been paying attention to WeWork’s aborted IPO, you might have noticed that WeWork is not the only company hanging in the balance. During its bid for “unicorn”-style market dominance, the company bought up other startups. Business Insider reported in late September that WeWork was looking to unload three of those businesses, including the exceedingly vital, civic-society-strengthening company Meetup.
As WeWork confronts its demons, there’s a chance to rescue Meetup through the very mutualism that the platform enables. Rather than becoming another hot potato for investors, Meetup could finally live up to its true potential and emerge, phoenix-like, as a zebra.