Week in CollCons
Great week in the #collcons space. Two of the most buzzed about startups disrupting traditional businesses made big announcements.
- Zaarly: the local peer-to-peer marketplace that allows anyone to buy and sell products and services announced a new $14M financing round led Kleiner Perkins. They also welcomed Meg Whitman to their board (Zaarly being dubbed by many as the next eBay, this appointment makes sense…)
- Skillshare; the new darling of NYC tech scene that helps you “to learn anything from anyone”, announced yesterday that they were now open and available in every major US city. This is clearly a big step forward in their journey to transform every city in a campus, every street in a classroom and every neighbor in a teacher.
La revolution est en marche…
The objective of this blog is to highlight great initiatives that use the internet to impact our real offline life. Technology is never as great as when it transforms the way we meet, exchange, interact, collaborate,…in real!
If you want to start somewhere: you should read the book “What’s mine is yours”. Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers did an amazing job at conceptualizing the “collaborative consumption” movement.
“Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping reinvented through network technologies on a scale and in ways never possible before”
You can buy the book here