Jacobo Alvarez Naveiro

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Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy

The backlash against unethical labor practices in the “collaborative sharing economy” has been overplayed. Recently, The Washington Post, New York …

A Crowded Space

I have a couple portfolio companies that struggle with how to tell their story. Their businesses are doing great, growing like crazy, but the …

TED Talks

Uberification of the US Service Economy

Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. …

Startups

The Collaborative Economy is for Business to Business | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

The Collaborative Economy, which includes the sharing economy, maker movement, crowd funding, and crowd lending, is perceived mainly as a …

EdTech experts and startup founders discuss tech's profound impact on education (video)

The intersection between technology and education today will likely have a profound impact on our future.<p>At the Internet Week New York festival earlier this week, I had a chance to sit down with education experts working on implementing EdTech in schools, as well as startup founders dealing with …

Design for repair: empowering consumers to fix the future

Maybe it's due to growing up in a family who always kept things "in case they came in handy one day", but I've spent much of my life around objects …

E-waste

Quick Guide To Coworking Space Management Software | Deskmag | Coworking

<i>A guest article by Angel Kwiatkowski of Cohere Coworking Community in Fort Collins, Colorado:</i><p>A coworking space is a community that’s constantly …

Project Management

Airbnb Explores Whether “Sharing” Appeals to Late Adopters

When it comes to growing your customer base, the trick is knowing their motivations inside and out.<p>Airbnb is conducting a number of surveys to better …

Customers

Archives

Archives

Making Renting A Store As Easy As Booking A Hotel Room

Storefront matches potential short-term leasers with landlords sitting on idle real estate space. In an age of pop-up stores and poor prospects for long-term tenants, could it be a shot in the arm for commercial real estate?<p>Opening a business can cost a lifetime of savings–$30,000 on average …

Real Estate

How to Create a Lively Peer-to-Peer Marketplace

The most difficult part of starting a new peer-to-peer marketplace is the very beginning. You need to get the critical mass in both the supply and …

Disownership is the new normal: the rise of the shared economy (infographic)