On-Demand Economy

  • Street Fight’s Predictions for 2016: Part Two

    … Melton, news editor Uber and Airbnb, two of the world’s top-three most highly valued startups, spent 2015 further cementing their status as household names (and the future of their respective industries) by barreling into new cities — and through state and federal laws. They’re not the only members of the on-demand/sharing economy guard to fight legal…

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  • #SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

    … to be all things to all people, but maintaining focus, especially in the early going, is vital. After all, being the best at one thing is challenging enough; being a market leader in everything…well, few can pull that off. The opening panel of the event, featuring ReachLocal CEO Sharon Rowlands, ShopKeep co-founder Jason Richelson, and Swipely CEO…

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  • Transfernation Tackles Food Waste and Hunger with a Local, On-Demand Twist

    … that matches companies that have excess food with organizations in need. The online matching platform is about to go mobile as Transfernation prepares to launch a mobile app in partnership with SocialEffort, a volunteer coordination and analytics platform. SocialEffort’s platform and data analytics offerings will help Transfernation grow and become more…

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  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    … Seemingly not a day goes by that we don’t hear news about a company claiming to be the Uber of its particular niche. Two of the seven companies we highlighted in last week’s Raise Report (Urgent.ly and Thumbtack) fall into the burgeoning “on-demand” category. One (Thumbtack) now belongs to the increasingly less exclusive cadre of “unicorns…

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  • Why ‘On-Demand’ Alone Isn’t Enough to Make a Viable Business

    …. Similar VC-backed “on-demand luxury for the masses” companies such as KitchenSurfing and Kitchit (personal chefs), GlamSquad (personal stylists), Washio (laundry service) and Zeel (massage therapists) seem to pop onto the scene every day. But I can’t say I’m that optimistic about their chances for success. While there may be a market for each…

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