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Guidecentral Acquired By WikiHow

Guidecentral an Irish-based DIY platform, was acquired by WikiHow for an undisclosed sum recently. Guidecentral will remain a separate brand with a distinct community, content, apps and website. Statista.com estimates the global DIY market value to be worth $31.9 billion in 2013 with an anticipated market value of $43.7 billion in 2018. To date, Guidecentral raised…  Read more

CurrencyFair raises €8m in funding round

CurrencyFair, an Irish-based p2p currency exchange startup, raised €8m in a recent funding round. This brings funding to a total of €20m since the platform’s founding in 2010. CurrencyFair expanded to new headquarters in Dublin at the end of 2015, in a move to accommodate 50 new hires. Current funds will go towards the company’s marketing drive in the highly competitive p2p…  Read more

THREE ARAB OLD SHARING INITIATIVES THAT STILL EXIST!

The Collaborating ideas are not new in the Arab World. Throughout history, people practiced sharing and collaboration in their day-to-day lifestyle as part of culture and religious beliefs. People shared food, products and homes among many other things. They also invented a number of traditional Collaborative/Sharing initiatives which are still being adopted today. Jamee’h An…  Read more

Lego Serious Play & Collaborative Economy

Sharecollab´s focus  is to promote shareable cities in Colombia,  and one of the business strategies is  to spread  collaborative economy knowledge through meetups and Ouishare events every month. Our next Meetup “Strategy in Real Time with Lego (TM) Serious Play (R)”,  will be held jointly with Universidad de los Andes, aiming to  build a shared vision of collaboration based economy….  Read more

French Food Marketplace ‘La Ruche Qui Dit’ in $9 million Series B Funding Round

French startup La Ruche qui dit oui (also known as The Food Assembly in the U.K.) – which enables consumers to buy directly from their local farmers and foodmakers – is undergoing a $9 million Series B funding round led by Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures and Frédéric Court from Felix Capital with XAnge…  Read more

Lusídeias- turning sharable ideas in to viable businesses

Lusídeias – A Portuguese company is turning sharable ideas in to viable businesses through Crowdsourcing Compta is one of the oldest IT Portuguese companies in Portugal (43 years old). Time can be a benefit if you think in terms of experience and maturity. But, on the other hand, if you don’t stay young enough, you…  Read more

Carpooling as a collaborative alternative for sustainable mobility

Ouishare Colombia, a think-do-tank aiming to empower citizens, public institutions and companies to boost Collaborative Economy will be hosting the Bogota OuiShare Drinks. This event will be dedicated to carpooling as an innovative alternative for sustainable mobility. It will gather main collaborative consumption pioneers and entrepreneurs, who will introduce their endeavors related to this growing trend in…  Read more

Sharing Economy: Moving forward in Colombia

Gustavo Palacios our Global Curator for Colombia, has been working very hard to build the sharing economy community in Colombia. He created Sharecollab as the first sharing economy lab in Colombia to accelerate the development of sharing economy in Colombia. During the second half of 2014, he focused in structuring and planning, jointly with Albert…  Read more

OuiShare Fest 2015, Paris, May 20-22

This May, OuiShare Fest will unite 1000 collaborative economy visionaries from across the globe for three days of conference, co-creating and connecting in Paris. On the program, themed “Lost in Transition?” are inspiring speakers and thought leaders such as Jeremiah Owyang, Sara Horowitz, Charles Eisenstein, workshops, art performances and participative formats on topics such as…  Read more

5 Start-ups changing the sharing economy in Hong Kong

The sharing economy has experienced a global increase over the past few years. Things that were previously unheard of as being shared, ranging from cars to even errands, have now become common place as millennials embrace new ways of accessing and sharing through technology. In a society as digitally connected as Hong Kong – where…  Read more