Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


Mike Cook at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. He is a speaker for Town Hall 5 – Distributed Governance.

About This Town Hall: Meet a group of entrepreneurial platform co-op founders presenting on enterprises that range in maturity, from emerging to well-established. They hail from as far as Turkey, Belgium, Finland, Spain, and Indonesia. The focus of the discussion is the governance of geographically dispersed independent contractors. Aggregating members and workers on a platform comes with unique opportunities for increasing participation and potentially also for distributed decision making.

CEO of Stocksy United, a platform co-op created by and for artists. Michael brings his years in the stock industry at iStockphoto and Getty Images, flavored with start-up operational experience in another market, to Stocksy. His focus is on working with the incredible team at Stocksy to deliver exceptional products and services while living up to the principles and values that are the DNA of the company – dedication to the co-op ideals the company was founded upon, communication up and down, transparency in action, and responsibility for results.

Added April 21, 2020