Startups of the Week: Sharing Economy

“Sharing economy” is often tossed around in conversation. While there are many nuances to the concept, in a nutshell, it represents a collaborative approach (sometimes called “collaborative consumption”) to traditional transactions, particularly within an online environment. 

While Uber makes daily headlines, something that stuck out to us this week was news that its Chinese and U.S. rivals are joining forces to apply pressure to the transportation power.

See below for sharing economy based startups we’ve selected from our platform this week!


Compare and Share: Comparison site for sharing economy-based services




Lendingstar: Peer to peer lending marketplace for small business




FlightCar: Marketplace which allows travellers parking their cars at airports to rent them out to fellow travellers 




AVBL: Marketplace thats helps people collaborate to develop ideas