Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


It’s time for the drivers, hosts, and community members to get a piece of the companies that couldn’t exist without them.

The first wave of collaborative economy companies pioneered new ways to access talent, goods and services. Early companies like Uber, Lyft, Quirky, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, RelayRides, and 99 Designs garnered much visibility, but these companies were funded by venture capital, with an eye on big paydays for investors–and not necessarily for the drivers, hosts, creators, and sellers that make the companies viable.

Added October 11, 2019