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

    … Angus Davis, discussed the merits of balancing focus with strategic expansion opportunities. On the one hand, Rowlands noted that a fragmented market needs a leader. On the other, Richelson cautioned that the allure of going horizontal notwithstanding, products need to fit customer needs. Opening keynote speaker Josh McCarter, CEO of Booker, was more…

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

    … within the food rescue movement. Transfernation enables corporations to connect with local organizations and create productive relationships to transfer surplus food from events and daily operations that would otherwise go to waste. The food rescue effort fits squarely into the on-demand economy: The company has devised a tech platform…

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

    ….” As with same-day delivery, the continuing emergence of the on-demand economy responds to competition in and for the last mile of commerce. As Michael Boland recently pointed out in Street Fight, the on-demand story is inherently local — it’s about getting the products and services you need exactly where you happen to be, when you want them…

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

    … for the consumer, it doesn’t fundamentally change what the services cost to provide. Take Homejoy, the on-demand maid service company that recently shut down after attracting nearly $40 million of venture capital (VC) investment. While the idea of making a more technology-friendly cleaning company certainly isn’t a bad one (NYC-based MyClean has been…

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