The End of One Hit Wonders?

Until around ten years ago, entertainers of all kinds – singers, bands, songwriters, and actors – have burst into the spotlight from nowhere only to fade into relative obscurity after their hit song or popular movie falls out of favor. Such celebrities are only known for a single hit song or movie and struggle to […]

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Summary from Techfestival: Framing a conversation on governance in the sharing economy

The last couple of years I’ve had 1000s of conversations about the sharing economy with entrepreneurs, politicians, citizens, investors and industry leaders. My learnings from those conversations can be boiled down to a number of ways we might govern this expanding industry. Although, I’m not a policy maker. Which is why I was thrilled to […]

Can Your CEO’s Public Profile be a Tool for Company Growth?

A CEO is traditionally the face of a company – the boss of all the bosses. In smaller startups, CEOs engage in fundraising, partnership buildings, sales, and often have a finger in every activity of the company. It’s particularly important for startups who have little to no brand recognition to build their CEO’s public persona […]

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4 More Inspirational Figures in the Sharing Economy

As an idealistic and ambitious team, we’re often inspired by individuals whose projects have positive social, economic, and environmental effects.  In a previous post, we profiled a few female entrepreneurs whose character, success, and work we admire and hope to emulate. We’ve decided to return to this topic, and share a few more of our […]

How to Make the Most of Instagram Growth Pods

Instagram presents a great opportunity for sharing economy businesses to connect with potential clients, partners, employees, and investors. However, cultivating a sizable following on Instagram from scratch isn’t easy, and takes much time and resources. For a few months we have utilized growth pods as part of our Instagram strategy, and we’d like to share […]

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How can a Sharing Platform Reengage Inactive Users?

As platforms grow, they might find that many of their users have stopped using the service, or that new users don’t return for repeated participation. This leads to a situation where a platform has more registered user accounts than individuals who regularly participate. This isn’t a sustainable business model If users don’t return to repeatedly […]

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A Brief Guide to Managing a Global Startup

In a previous post, I presented a few tips for staying productive if you work remotely. However, the game changes when you’re in charge. Many startups employ workers abroad, and so you might find yourself leading a team that lives all around the world. How do you foster camaraderie between people that have never actually […]

How does Game Theory Function in the Sharing Economy?

The Independent recently published an article that describes how a major failing of the sharing economy is that it’s built on trust. People aren’t necessarily trustworthy, and sharing services will fail if they take trust for granted.  Why can’t people be trusted? The concept of a “zero sum game” means that in order for someone […]

We’re Adding ID Verification to The Deemly Offering – Here’s Why

Over the last year we’ve talked to hundreds of sharing economy Product Developers, Community Managers and CEOs – personally, this is my favorite part of the job! The feedback we’ve gotten from all of them has helped iterate and shape our product offering to be one of the leading community trust solutions in the world […]

Digital Identity, Privacy and Security in The Modern World

In the modern world, technological innovations arise at a breathless pace. It’s often difficult to keep track of the latest trends and predict which will become permanent fixtures in society. Our increasingly-interconnected world bombards people with an enormous amount of information that is impossible to consume entirely. It’s difficult to sort through all the self-promotion, […]

How Insurance and Trust Profiles Compliment Each Other in The Sharing Economy

Insurance plays a crucial role for sharing economy platforms by providing users economic safety when they lend or rent their homes, cars, or other belongings to strangers. Platforms that offer their own insurance or make themselves compatible with insurance providers have an edge over the competition. Securing user assets is part of an abstract goal […]

A Sharing Economy Business Can’t Afford to Ignore Social Media

A sharing economy business can’t afford to ignore social media. In the past decade, social media has evolved from vacation pictures and a way to stay in touch with old friends into a valuable tool for business growth. Social media allows startups, which often have little name recognition and professional network, to reach potential business partners, […]

3 Tips for Staying Productive if You Work Remotely

Many companies now allow team members to work from home, and startups in particular often have to search outside their country of origin to find the talent they need. If you’re an aspiring freelancer there are many ways to find work with companies all around the world. Even if you don’t work for a company […]


6 Digital Trends For B2B Businesses In The Sharing Economy

The technology age has witnessed a profound revolution of our society, from new digital trends to the rise of the sharing economy. These changes are disrupting the traditional consumers’ habits and their ways of approaching businesses. With this continuous development of technology, companies started to invest in new resources, in order to efficiently improve the […]

3 Companies Who Made Strategic Changes To Meet The Sharing Economy

Consumer’s behavior is always evolving, shaped by society’s major changes like the digital revolution. The rise of the sharing economy offered a new way to do business, in association with a boom in peer-to-peer platforms, which lowered transaction costs for users. Thanks to these new and cheaper alternatives, lots of businesses have been disrupted and […]


4 Inspirational Figures in the Sharing Economy

  As an idealistic and ambitious startup, we’re often inspired by individuals whose projects have positive social, economic, and environmental effects.  We’ve decided to profile a few female entrepreneurs whose character, success, and work we admire and hope to emulate.   Lisa Gansky Lisa Gansky recognized the sharing economy’s potential for worldwide industry disruption as […]

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New research: Reputation pays off in the sharing economy

Building trust is crucial for any peer-to-peer marketplace or sharing economy business to ensure activity and engagement for their community. New research explores the value of reputation based on rating and review systems as the most valuable mechanism. The study published recently by German researchers was based on data from the most well-known sharing platform Airbnb and […]

Infographic: How Ratings And Reviews Affect Consumer’s Decision

Ratings and reviews have never had a stronger influence on consumer’s decision like in the digital era. The development of the sharing economy enabled people to share goods and services with complete strangers, but they can’t verify their trustworthiness based on personal recommendation. In fact, users have to rely on ratings and reviews to evaluate […]

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6 Tips To Grow Your Sharing Economy Business

Every day, new businesses are launched in the sharing economy ecosystem. According to Benita Matofska’s report, 7,500 sharing economy platforms were reported in 2015. This trend is not going to slow down and economic thinkers are predicting that by 2030 we will be more likely to rent things than owning them. In fact, consumers’ behavior is […]

5 Innovative French Startups In The Sharing Economy

Despite its title of worst interpersonal trust EU OECD country, France is definitely a leading nation in sharing economy activities. According to the Flash Eurobarometer 438 by the European Commission, France counted the highest proportion of sharing economy users in 2017 with 36%, just before Ireland (35%). Nonetheless, it is also linked to the fact […]

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