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Investor Owned vs. User Owned Platforms

Investor Owned vs. User Owned Platforms

Traditional startup roadmap Investor ownership is the default for technology companies and startups. Typically, founders go from owning 100% of a company, to gradually selling more and more in sequential fundraising rounds. Often, investors will purchase 20-30% of a company in each round of funding. After several rounds of funding, ...
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Exit to Community: Strategies for Multi-Stakeholder Ownership in the Platform Economy (Draft)

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Exit to Community Poster Available Now

Exit to Community Poster Available Now

After months of travel, events, webinars, and more, we’re proud to announce the first print publication related to our Exit to Community project: a printable poster and booklet called Exit to Community: A Community Primer. We’ve worked hard to produce a concise, information-dense artifact which briefly outlines the E2C idea ...
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Exit to Community: Community Culture

March 6, 2020 10-11:00 a.m. Mountain Time Webinar How can startups create truly empowered communities? A growing network of entrepreneurs, organizers, and investors is exploring the idea of “Exit to Community”—enabling startups to transition toward ownership by their core stakeholders. There are many possible pathways towards this goal, as well ...
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TechCrunch: Instead of IPOs and acquisitions, exiting to community is one alternative

TechCrunch: Instead of IPOs and acquisitions, exiting to community is one alternative

The tech industry is built on the venture capital model where hockey stick growth and selling to a larger company or going public are markers of success. But the traditional VC model does not leave much room for startups that might not be the next unicorn but still generate revenue ...
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Conversion Strategies – public comment

Conversion to Accountability: Strategies for Multi-Stakeholder Ownership in the Platform Economy Morshed Mannan and Nathan Schneider Introduction The platform economy (Kenney & Zysman, 2016; G. G. Parker, Alstyne, & Choudary, 2016) is facing a crisis of accountability. Large Internet platforms, o… Source: Conversion Strategies – public comment ...
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On what matters

In 2018, Sharetribe transitioned into a new company structure called steward-ownership. This change ensures that for us, profits will always be just a means to achieve our social mission. This mission, as described in our official articles of association, reads as follows: The purpose of the company is to democratize ...
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Cooperative Investing: In the Color of Pynk

No one thing has a bigger impact on a person’s life than economic opportunity. Physical and mental health, making wise long-term decisions, when and how to have children, and the length of our life are all affected by our access to financial resources.¹ While economic opportunity is currently on the ...
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15 Ideas For Cooperative Platforms

15 Ideas For Cooperative Platforms

Many gig economy startups have created commanded high valuations built on the collective labor of their contract workforce. These platforms have promised that, if we choose, we can improve our lives by becoming a side hustling solopreneur. In our spare time, we can drive people with our cars, walk other ...
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Exit to Community: Legal Options

Begin Jekyll SEO tag v2.5.0 End Jekyll SEO tag ADDITIONS Matomo End Matomo Code /ADDITIONS Exit to Community: Legal Options January 24, 2020 10-11:00 a.m. Mountain Time Webinar Expect to come away with actionable tools for engineering your own E2C Graphic recording of the session by Sita Magnuson of Dpict ...
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