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

    …, suggesting that robust local media and commerce constitute pillars of a community. HitViews CEO Walter Sabo made a strong case for radio’s (yes, that radio, the medium TV was supposed to have snuffed out long ago) role in the hyperlocal economy, observing that it is by nature local, mobile, and personal — three qualities that align closely with consumer…

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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

    … 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

    … 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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