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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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The case for cooperative tech startups

The case for cooperative tech startups

When Uber and Lyft went public, it wasn’t the drivers who got rich — it was the executives, investors and some early employees. In an era when it has become clear that tech executives and investors are frequently the only ones who’ll reap rewards for a company’s success, cooperati… Source: ...
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How a punk-inspired collective beat the streaming giants at their own game

How a punk-inspired collective beat the streaming giants at their own game

Ampled, a small arts start-up founded by a group of musicians, designers, and software engineers, appears to be building an alternative way forward. Following in the footsteps of crowdsourcing platforms like Patreon and Kickstarter, Ampled uses the horizontality of the internet to bypass industry gatekeepers, allowing artists to gain direct ...
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Upcoming: Internet of Ownership NYC Meetup 02/04

Upcoming: Internet of Ownership NYC Meetup 02/04

Last November, coinciding with the Platform Cooperativism Conference, we had the first NYC meetup for Internet of Ownership. At NEW INC, we heard Jen from Savvy and Greg from start.coop speak about their work and shared knowledge and experience around a range of topics from VC investment in coops to ...
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From Manchester to Barcelona

From Manchester to Barcelona

For a long time, a certain set of assumptions dominated our digital imagination. These assumptions should be familiar enough. Information wants to be free. Anything that connects people is good. The government is bad. The internet is another world, where the old rules don’t apply. The internet is a place ...
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Starting A Cooperative Platform: 10 Questions We Answered

Starting A Cooperative Platform: 10 Questions We Answered

Background At Ampled, I’ve led the process of researching the necessary steps and considerations for becoming a cooperative. Starting the process was intimidating. While there are endless blog posts and videos explaining how to start startups, almost none of the material is applicable to starting a co-op. We don’t have ...
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