1/20/18 Fumiya Miura
Table of Contents
1.Introduction 2.Purpose 4.Use case
5.Transportation 7.Consumer Goods 8.Space
9.Personal Service 10.Professional Service 11.Comment 12.Reference
3.What’s Sharing Economy
Living in San Francisco/Bay area in
order to learn what Silicon Valley is in firsthand.
I am interested in Sharing Economy, Subscription
-Services and Blockchain. The purpose of making
this material is that I want to get deeply knowledge
in this industry and I just want to know what kind of
startups are succeeding and existing.Through this
material, I learned how to grow sharing economy
in the past. Also, learned how to grow the market
in the future. I am planning to make material about
subscription services as well. I want to establish our
company in near the future therefore I am staying in
Born on December 20th in 1995.
1. To research what sharing economy is and to know there is a potential
to grow in the market or not.
While I am living in current generation, the opportunity to use p2p services
is getting to be increased like UBER, Lyft and Airbnb. From my experience,
the services is purely useful and cheaper than others had already existed,
which means those services have a potential to allow people’s life more
convenience and more comfortable. I just contribute to make people’s
lifestyle comfortable. And I believe that market place of sharing economy
will be continuously expanded in the future.
2. To know what kind of companies are existing and dead.
Although I am using p2p services in my life, there are many companies
existing that I just don’t know. To join sharing economy market, I have to know
what kind of companies can exist and how growing they are. When I can know
those information, I can fight this area.
What is “Sharing Economy”?
The sharing economy is an
economic model often
defined as a peer-to-peer
(P2P) based activity of
acquiring, providing or
sharing access to goods
and services that are
facilitated by a community
based on-line platform.
or the sharing economy
refers rather to resource
circulation systems which
allow a consumer two-sided
role, in which consumers
may act as both providers
of resources or obtainers
Why is “Sharing Economy” pervasive?
2. Rampant spread of poverty:
These resulted to corresponding increases in unemployment and
underemployment. In order to adapt, there is a need to come up with
alternative business models and economic structures.
3. Rise of information technologies:
Certainly, it is now easier for people from different parts of the globe
to communicate and transact directly with others.
1. Rapid population growth:
As the population grows, demand for goods and services also increases,
so there is a need to look for alternative ways to address the increasing
demand for these resources
What is advantage of “Sharing Economy”?
1. Circulation of resources.
2. Full utilization of resources.
3. Development of a culture of trust.
4. Increase in product or service variation.
5. Evolution of the role of organizations or companies.
What is risk of “Sharing Economy”?
1. Security issues:
If one party fails to deliver or keep its end of the bargain,
there are serious consequences that must be dealt with.
2. Accountability issues:
This risk is higher in companies that act as third parties or
intermediaries in two-party transactions
How to grow “Sharing Economy” in the future
・The sharing economy is estimated to grow from
$14 billion in 2014 to $335 billion by 2025.
・Growth rate of sharing economy and
traditional rental 2013 to 2025
・In Airbnb cases, Airbnb are
stronger than hotel markets.
←Traditional rental sectors are
gonna be weaker than sharing
economy market. Which means,
changing the way of getting and
we once used, and now no-longer need them
and so on..
01: UBER General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Travis Kalanick
Uber is a mobile application that allows subscribers
to get a car service from their smart phones. Users
can request a car by telling the company a location,
via texting an address or using iPhone or Android apps
to set a pickup location on a map. Uber will send the
nearest driver for pick up, and text message an estimated
arrival time. When the ride is over, Uber will automatically
charge the users' credit card on file. Uber takes GPS data
from the ride and charges for distance or time depending on
speed. Any tolls and surcharges incurred during a ride are then
added on top of this calculated fare, as well as a base fare.
▷I am using this App almost everyday.
That’s so useful because all we have to do is
choosing destination and place where
we are waiting. Then, drivers come and pick us up.
I can’t live in SF and Bay area without this App.
・Softbank is one of the investors
Secondary Market $7B
・Available in 83 countries and over 674 cities
Softbank, Baidu, GV,
Menlo Ventures, Troy Carter
Car pool, App, C2C,On-demand,unicorn
・Valuation is $69B
02: BlaBlaCar General:
Founder: Frederic Mazzella
Comuto, dba BlaBlaCar, is an online community that connects drivers
with empty seats with people looking for a ride (or: with travellers and
commuters going the same way). BlaBlaCar is creating a new way to
travel for passengers every month. To ensure the quality of the matching
between drivers and passengers, the website displays preferences:
smoking or not, animals accepted in the car or not.
Secondary Market $44M
Private Equity 23.6M
・Operates in 22 countries across Europe,
Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil and India
Accel Partners, insight venture
capitals, Index ventures, Vostok
new ventures and others
Car sharing, App, C2C,Travel, unicorn
・Acquired 8 ride-sharing companies so far
▷The service likes taxi for travelers .Travelers must register
picking up place, destination and the time when they want to get
on advance. Then, they can go and use it. The difference point from
UBER is not on-demand but trip.
03:Boat Bound General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Aaron Hall
Boatbound, the nation's fastest growing boat rental marketplace,
gives the over 13 million registered U.S. boat owners a way to offset
their ownership costs by renting their boat to pre-screened, qualified
renters. Every rental includes up to $3 million in insurance protection
from one of the most trusted insurers in the world, as well as on the
water towing and support from Boat U.S. Whether you are looking for
a boat for watersports or cruising, a fishing boat to explore a local fishing
hole, or a sailboat to leisurely set sail, Boatbound creates a safe and
unique boat rental experiences at any price. Boatbound is free to join
and has no monthly or membership fees.
▷This service so-called “Airbnb for boat version”.
Users can rent a any boat whatever they want.
For instance, drinking, fishing, leisure and so on.
Apparently, the service prioritizes experience than possession.
Seed VC $1M
Corporate Minority $2.5M
Acquired(Aug 18, 2017)
500 startups, Brunswick,
TA ventures,Benjamin Ling,
Boating, Market place, App,
・Take 28% of the rental fee from the owner,
10 percent of the captain’s fee and adds
a 7.5% booking fee to the renter.
・More than 300 locations in the USA
・Market size of boat is estimated about $50B
04: TURO General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Shelby Clark
Turo, previously known as RelayRides, is a peer-to-peer car rental
marketplace. With vehicles in over 2,300 cities nationally, RelayRides
efficiently connects people who need a car with owners whose vehicles
would otherwise go unused. It backs each reservation with a $1 million
▷I’ve used it in Las. The process of using this service
is so easy that I could rent a car through app without
any problem.The experience was so great, I prefer
Turo to normal rent a car because there are many
progress to rent it, like insurance, transaction fee
such a trouble. But, there is one point in Turo that you have
to pay attention because if you run longer mile that
had been already set on the condition you will be
charged additional fee. But others,
there’s no point that I complain.
Unattributed VC 650K
・There's always new customers renting
from numerous car owners
August Capital, GV, Shasta ventures,
Intact ventures, Jim Barnet and others
Car sharing, Marketplace,
・It said that, they have 600,000+ customers.
・Listing more the 160,000 vehicles
Founder: Anthony Eskinazi
JustPark, formerly ParkatmyHouse, is an online platform that is
involved in the trend of peer-to-peer driveway rental in the UK.
・150,000 parking space have been registered
Index ventures, BMW i Ventures,
Crowd cube, Local Globe
App, Sharing economy, Parking, Internet
・Having 650,000 customers
・Reserve at over 20,000+ locations
Cloud funding $3.8M
▷Customers can find empty parking lots before
parking. Therefore, they can reduce their time to
find spaces. The service also streamline spaces
overall because of sharing people’s own spaces.
06: Zimride General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Logan Green
Zimride is a simple way to find friends, classmates, and coworkers going
the same way. By focusing on college, university and corporate
communities, the company is building a critical mass of users necessary
to sustain Zimride as a reliable form of transportation.In July 2013,
Zimride was acquired by Enterprise from Lyft. The valuation of Zimride
was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.
・Focusing on university, college, and
Ride sharing, SaaS, Social network, App
・Acquired by Enterprise Holdings in 2013
・Original company is born from Lyft
Private equity $15M
Acquired(Jul 12, 2013)
by Enterprise Holdings
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Logan Green
Lyft, formerly Zimride, is a ride-sharing platform in the U.S.
Lyft enables peer-to-peer transportation by matching passengers
with nearby drivers through on-demand or pre-scheduled rides.
▷I often use Lyft as well but less frequently used.
The reason why I have UBER and Lyft is in order to
compare the price. The only difference thing to
call driveris order of choosing pick up location button.
So sometime I confused how to call it, I prefer UBER
actually aspect of price and UX. Especially, people
who live in SF Bay area can use “UBER Express”
・Over 1 million rides per day
Ride sharing, On-demand, Unicorn, App,
・3 million active users, 700,000 drivers
・Grow out of Zimride
Facebook fbFund, Mayfield Fund,
Andreessen Horowitz, Bill Ford,
Alibaba Group, Rakuten, Capital G,
Troy Carter and others
Seed VC 1.2M
Secondary Market $147.7M
・Available 40 states
・Aim to launch in Canada
08:Get around General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Sam Zaid
Getaround offers a peer-to-peer carsharing experience using smartphone
technology to empower people to share vehicles and utilize smarter
transportation options. Users can rent cars from people nearby
by the hour, day, or week and save hundreds of dollars on car payments,
auto insurance, and maintenance. Car owners, while making a positive
impact on the environment, can make money by renting out cars to help
offset the high costs of car ownership.
▷This experience is similar to Turo.
Users can research nice car in the app with some of
their condition. Then, you can pick up the car
on the location. Sharing car market place is more and
more useful for users because they can rent exclusive car
through those applications.
・Available to rent in 13cities across the US
Tech crunch Disrupt, CrunchFund,
Mirai Creation Investment,
SAIC Capital, Sam Shank and others
Car sharing, App, Transportation, P2P
・Owners conveniently share their cars
earning $500-$1,000 a month.
・200,000 members they have in the US
Seed VC $1.35M
Biz Plan Competition&ll $150K
Seed VC $2.05M
09: Zopa General:
Founder: Giles Andrews
Zopa is a P2P money lending service that allows lenders and borrowers
to deal directly with one another, cutting out the banks who act as middlemen.
Zopa works in the following way: the company first categorizes borrower
credit grades with an A*, A, B, C or Y rating; then lenders make offers that
vary by money amount and time period for persons with a certain credit
grade; and borrowers can then agree the aggregate offered rate.
Zopa takes on such responsibilities as distributing money between parties,
completing the legal paperwork, performing borrower identity/credit checks,
and employing a collections agency that chases missed payments for
the lender.Zopa also mitigates risk for lenders by enforcing monthly direct
debit repayment, making borrowers sign a legal contract, and allowing
lenders to lend small chunks of money to individual borrowers.
The company itself makes money by charging a fixed fee for borrowers and
1% annual fee for lenders.
・Revenues leap 60% higher than 2016
Benchmark, Draper Associates,
Wellington Partners and others
Finance, Fintech, Lending,
・Purpose: Car loans at 34% of the total
origination volume; debt consolidation at
31%; and home improvement at 20%
・Serviced 300,000 loans, matching
246,000 borrowers since 2005
Series Unknown $12M
Funding Round $15M
10: Prosper General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Chris Larsen
Prosper’s mission is to advance financial well-being. The company’s
online lending platform connects people who want to borrow money with
individuals and institutions that want to invest in consumer credit.
Borrowers get access to affordable fixed-rate, fixed-term personal loans.
Investors have the opportunity to earn solid returns via a data-driven
underwriting model. To date, over $11 billion in personal loans have been
originated through the Prosper platform for debt consolidation and large
purchases such as home improvement projects, medical expenses and
・The first marketplace lender in the U.S
Accel Partners, QED Investors,
Sequoia Capital, Target Global,
Finance, Cloud Funding, Fintech,
Lending, Personal Finance
・Grew transaction fee revenue 32% quarter-over-quarter
and 84% year-over-year.
・Prosper facilitated $775 million in loan originations through its platform,
up 32% quarter-over-quarter and 74% year-over-year.
11: Transferwise General:
Founder: Kristo Kaarmann
TransferWise lets expats, foreign students and businesses move
money globally. The firm's pricing and operating model are a substantial
departure from standard practice in the money transfer sector, providing
customers with a lower-cost alternative to traditional means of moving
money internationally.TransferWise was founded in London in March
2010 by Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Kaarmann. Taavet was part of the small
team that started Skype in 2003 and has recently worked with a number of
startups as an angel investor and advisor. Kristo had a financial services
background from Deloitte and (PwC)PricewaterhouseCoopers.
TransferWise is licensed and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority.
・Sending money abroad without hidden charges.
Index Ventures, Valar Ventures,
Accelerator Group, IVP, Mitsui&Co,
Finance, Fintech, P2P, Unicorn
Payments, Financial Services
・Now, serves over two million customers and offers 750 currency routes,
seeing customers transfer more than $1.2 billion every month.
・1% or less they charge
▷The app is useful a businessman who working between
2 or more countries. Sending money to international is
inevitable for them but if they try to send money to use bank,
the cost is expensive. But Transferwise can reduce the price
because transaction fee is much cheaper than using banks.
From my experience, I could reduce about $50 when I tried
to send 100,000 yen to USD compare to other banks like
Mitsui, Rakuren and others.
12: LendingClub General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: John Donovan
Lending Club is an online financial community that brings together
creditworthy borrowers and savvy investors so that both can benefit
financially. They replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending
with a faster, smarter way to borrow and invest.
・1.5 million customers registered it
Union Square Ventures,
Corigin Ventures, CapitalG, Sands
Capital Ventures and others
Consumer Lending, Credit, Finance,
Fintech, Lending, Personal Finance
・31 billion+ borrowed
IPO in 2017
・Acquired by Springstone Financial and
partnership with Union Bank
▷Online financial community that brings together
creditworthy borrowers and savvy investors.Borrowers can
set money how much they want. Then, the app connect
borrowers with investors. The maximum money they can
borrow is depending on the reason.
13: Rent the Runway General:
HQ: New York
Founder: Jennifer Fleiss
Rent the Runway is a disruptive eCommerce business with a mission
to democratize luxury in the U.S. – simply, they believe that everybody
deserves a Cinderella experience. They provide millions of women the
ability to rent designer dresses, accessories and other essentials for a
fraction of the retail price, allowing them to look, and more importantly,
feel, beautiful for all of their special occasions. A goal of the company is
to make rental a significant part of the retail industry – their belief is that
retail does not just have to be in the business of selling products but rather
using products to deliver aspirational experiences. They will be expanding
into new categories and countries in the short-term. Their platform is a
much needed customer acquisition channel for the brand partners they
work with, providing them access to a younger customer and important data.
・There are $30, $59 and $159 models to subscribe.
Bain Capital Ventures,
Novel TMT Ventures,Flight Ventures,
TCV, Conde Nast and others
E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail, Rental, App
・Serving over 350 million users
▷Sorting condition and research clothes on the app.
Users can research not only type of clothes but also
condition like party, business or like relax.There
are 3 type subscription for subscriber, also the
service suggest each cloth to rent for rest of users.
・The company rented $809 million in retail value of
dresses and accessories 2014 alone.
14: Tradesy General:
HQ: Santa Monica
Founder: Tracy DiNunzio
Tradesy is a peer-to-peer marketplace, providing a platform for
buying and selling fashion. Brands available on the site include,
Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Saint Laurent, Givenchy,
Balenciaga, Chloe and more. Sellers get a free shipping kit when their item
sells. They can print a prepaid label and ship using their own materials.
・Traffic comes from millennials and half of its new users
are in that 18-35 age group
LaunchpadLA, 500 Startups,
Northgate Capital,Daher Capital,
Rincon Venture Partners and others
Fashion, E-commerce, Retail, Internet,
Secondhand, Marketplace, App
・About 50% of its sales are on mobile devices,
the favored means of web access for younger
・30% increase in app installs during a campaign.
▷The app seemingly focus on selling high brands like
Vuitton,Hermes, Gucci and so on. When users buy
something on the app,they can see all of selling things.
But when they want to sell,they have to enroll in
membership. The experience of selling is that I thought
that is similar to mercari, which is deploying C2C
marketplace, but completely different. Because I tried to
sell something, automatically obey with the process app
suggested.This experience make me annoyed, a little bit.
15: Yerdle General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Andy Ruben
Yerdle is the new mission-driven company dedicated to
making it as easy to share with your friends as it is
to buy new online.
・Over 95,000 members they have
The Westly Group, Prelude Ventures,
Mindfull Investors, DBL Investors
E-Commerce, Collaborative Consumption
・Sharing 1.2 million items
Series Unknown $9.4M
・2 million Yerdle credits exchanged
▷Yerdle develops white-label solutions that integrate seamlessly
with a brand’s existing infrastructure, deepening customer engagement
and extending the authentic brand experience across the life of the product.
16: GirlsmeetsDress General:
Founder: Anna Bance
Girl Meets Dress is the leading designer dress rental destination,
offering access to your dream wardrobe for all of life's special occasions.
Girl Meets Dress allows you to hire designer dresses at a fraction of their
retail price. You can borrow over 4,000 designer pieces from over 150
designer brands.Get the dresses delivered "next day" to you – at your home,
at your office, wherever you want it – and all you have to do is have fun in it
and send it back in the pre-paid box when you are done.It’s like we’re your
new best friend with the massive designer wardrobe who is cool enough to
let you borrow whatever you want.
・4,000 different dresses from over 200 designers
Global Venture Capital
・This service came up with research based on 20% of
their wardrobe 80% of the time
・Range in age from 12 to 94, this can correspond
▷This service allow customers choose dress for their occasion
so easy. Users pick what they want to get and add them to cart.
The experience is as if Amazon. The price is up to how long they
rent. The longer they rent them, the more experience the
price gonna be. But, dresses are might be experience
and if buy it, there are not many opportunity they use
them must be hesitate to buy. But this service can make
users relax to rent because almost price are seemingly
cheaper then buying those things.
17: NeighborGoods General:
HQ: Los Angels
Founder: Micki Krimmel
NeighborGoods is a service to allow you to share physical items with other
people in your area. There is a directory of stuff being shared, as well as the
ability to create a wishlist for things you want. Sharing is as easy as clicking
a button, filling out a pick-up and drop-off time, and sending it to the item
owner to approve.
・Acquired by Socius Labs in 2013
Community, Finance, Financial Services
・Raised money in Cloud Funding instead VC or Angel investorsSeed $100K
・Chosen 100 most brilliant companies of 2011
▷Had you have a trouble when you don’t have stuff what
you need? NeighborGoods can solve it. Users live in near
community can help each other. At first they registered where
they live in then, they can begin to borrow a lot of stuff
whatever they want for free if people have them. This service
is similar to “Jimothii(ジモティー)” in Japan. People can get
or borrow stuff for free as long as they can meet in person
18: Thredup General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: James Reinhart
thredUP is the nation's most trusted online marketplace for buying and
selling like-new clothing. Fusing fashion resale and e-commerce, customers
send consignment quality clothing in a pre-paid Closet Cleanout Bag,
earn cash up front for their clothing, and can shop favorite styles and brands
at thredUP.com for up to 90% off retail.
・As many as 100,000 items in a single day
Trinity Ventures, Redpoint,
Highland Capital Partners,
Goldman Sachs, Doug Atkin
Beauty, E-Commerce, Fashion,
・Over 20 million users they have
Series Unknown $220K
・Across 35,000 brands
▷I like this UI very much. This UI is one of the most
beautiful since I’ve ever seen. When I find clothes
what I like or want, the app allow me to find them easily.
Users can research from brands, size, type, gender, price
and like that conditions. In addition, everyone can
sell and buy. I think that when users sell something,
this stuff gonna be sold by ThredUp. After that, this
service sell what they buy to new customers, that’s circle.
And this is probably focusing on clean and
beautiful(Almost unused stuff) items.
・Advised by current Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, former eBay COO,
Brian Swette and backed by world-class investors.
HQ: Santa Clara
Founder: Ranan Lachman
Pley is building the next generation of play. It puts the power of educational
toys in people’s hands in a more affordable, convenient and
eco-friendly way. Pley’s goal is to change the very paradigm of playtime
for kids by providing an affordable subscription service for educational toys.
Leveraging collaborative consumption, it aims to raise a more creative
and skillful generation.
・There are over 300,000 users
Allegro Venture Partners,
Maven Ventures, Sozo Ventures,
Flight Ventures, Daniel Curran
Collaborative Consumption, Marketplace,
Subscription Services, Toys
・They have 400+ toy options for kids to choose from
・There are $12.99 + 1 toy/month or $29.99 + 3 toys/month options.
But the price is up to plan.
▷That’s exactly what I want when I was a child.
The service is targeting for children mainly.
Users also can pick 500 variety of toys and many plans. Toys can be
corresponded with girls and boys so every child can play them and
be enjoy. Even though I am 22 years old, this service remind me of
my younger age and make me so excited. I want to use it. lol
Founder: Shintaro Yamada
Mercari aims to provide a solution by enabling people to easily sell
and purchase second-hand items in a mobile marketplace with their
smartphones.Japan’s mobile shopping obsession is finally in the US.
Mercari, the resale shopping app, is the country’s biggest community-
powered shopping fair in the palm of your hands. The intuitive app lets
you buy and sell anything, from anywhere, in seconds from your stuff.
Mercari delivers. Listing your item is as simple as uploading a photo and
adding a few details, with built-in features that help you easily print out
shipping labels and quickly drop packages in the mail. Mercari’s sharing
community grows larger and makes the world more sustainable every day.
・Gross margin ratio is over 90%
East Ventures, World Innovation Lab,
Mitsui&Co, Globis Capital Ventures,
GMO Venture Partners, UNITED, Inc
E-Commerce, Internet, Mobile App,
・Monthly distribution amount is over $10M
・Total quantity of downloading app is over 1,000,000,00 in the world
▷Actually, I have used mercari a lot of times before. It is efficient for
users to sell something unnecessary. All users have to do is taking pictures,
adding explanation and setting the price. I actually sold $4,000 in three months
when I was doing mercari in Japan. Converted into hourly rate equivalent,
I earned $40 per hour. Also,mercari is most famous C2C marketplace app in
Japan. I think that 8 out of 10 people or more know it in these days. Recently,
they are focusing on deploying it more in USA.
・Only unicorn company in Japan
・Neymar, professional soccer player, became an ambassador
21: HomeAway General:
Founder: Carl Shepherd
HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online
marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over one
million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through
HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of
vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and
benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the
cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy
for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties
and manage bookings online.
American Capital, IVP, Trident Capital,
TCV, GV, Redpoint, Austin Ventures
Advertising, Tourism, Travel, App
・Operated through 50 websites in 23 languages.
Series Unknown $11.5M
Series Unknown $8.25M
Secondary Market $5M
・Acquired by Expedia on November in 2015
▷The UX is similar to Airbnb. Users can find
a bunch of accommodation in the app all over the world.
They can sort the condition on it and book it.
It is easier for travelers to book accommodation.
・2,000,000 vacation rentals in 190 countries
22: LiquidSpace General:
Founder: Mark Gibreath
LiquidSpace is the new model for startup real estate. You can now complete
your office hunt online in minutes rather than months. Gone are the days of
complex leases and hassles; simply find a space you love and book it on a
month-to-month basis. You can upgrade anytime as your business grows
and your needs change. And when you need an additional work or meeting
space anywhere, you have access to a world of workspaces that you can
book instantly by the hour or the day, across the U.S., Canada and Australia.
・Offersing customers access to over 3200 building
ROTH Capital Partners,
FLOODGATE, Shasta Ventures,
Reid Hoffman and others
Collaborative Consumption, Peer-to-Peer,
Real Estate, Real Time, Office Space
・Over 750 cities.
Series Unknown $120K
▷The app can allow businessmen to find co-working
spaces or offices easily. On the app, they can find spaces
near them and research it. When users found good places
for them, they can send a request to the staff through the app.
If the request approved, they can use it as long they requested
・Individuals and teams from over 72,000 businesses in 750 cities
23: Shared Earth General:
Founder: Adam Dell
SharedEarth is a sustainable non-profit corporation and the largest
community garden in the world. It connects people with land with people
who want to grow food By connecting all food growers worldwide and
increasing their available supply of land, the company impacts economies,
health, and the environment.
・The largest community garden in the world
East Ventures, World Innovation Lab,
Mitsui&Co, Globis Capital Ventures,
GMO Venture Partners, UNITED, Inc
Agriculture, Collaborative Consumption,
Impact Investing, Non-Profit
▷In the service, users can share their garden
for other’s plants, fruits, and some flowers.
Users who want to get more space to grow their
plants can get more spaces from other users who
are sharing their spaces. The community is big
helpful for person who is growing many plants.
Users can share their plants information for who
will able to share their garden in the service.
And then, they can meet in person and start to
share land and plants.
・Sustainable non-profit corporation
・Users can share lands to grow plants, fruits
24: CouchSurfing General:
Founder: Daniel Hoffer
Couchsurfing began in 2004 as a small passion project by founders
Casey Fenton, Daniel Hoffer, Sebastian Le Tuan and Leonardo Bassani
da Silveira. An email to a group of students in Iceland gave birth to the
idea that people anywhere would want to share their homes with strangers.
・More than 200,000 cities
Benchmark, General Catalyst,
Lumia Capital, Menlo Ventures,
Omidyar Ventures and others
Hospitality, Search Engine, Social Media,
・550,000 events happened in annualSeriesA $7.6M
▷I tried to stay in accommodation to use CouchSurfing
when I arrived at San Francisco and didn’t have any
accommodation. I sent many people a request through
the app but that was difficult to get that. But, this app itself
is so good for travelers who want to stay a couple days
because there are many free accommodation. Therefore,
there is an opportunity to stay free of charge. Because the
purpose of hosts is meeting interesting people in the world
so they registered theirs even though the revenue is free.
・12 million members registered
・There are free fee accommodations
25: Pivotdesk General:
Founder: David Mandell
PivotDesk is an office-sharing marketplace that transforms the way we think
about office space from a liability into a growing business asset.By providing
the tools businesses need to market, manage and monetize excess office
space, and the search and match tools that startups need to find a suitable
host, PivotDesk helps: Startups and small businesses find flexible,
affordable, room to grow. Growing businesses profit from their dynamic
space situations Build entrepreneurial density and economic development
in desirable, downtown locations
・Over 200 listings in SF, NYC and Denver
Techstars, Foundry Group,
Draper Associates, Jason Seats,
Chase Fraser and others
Co-working, Internet, Real Estate
・To monetize, they take a 10 percent commission
each time the cohabiter renews its monthly lease
▷Users are able to book offices where they want to work flexibly.
At first, they sort conditions at the page then, they look at many listings.
If they find good offices, they can contact owner via this page.
・Matched 100 companies with office space
26: Wework General:
Founder: Adam Neumann
WeWork is a platform for creators that transforms buildings
into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and collaboration.
The company transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative work
spaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so our
members can focus on doing what they love.
・Offices are located in over 50 cities
Goldman Sachs, T. Rowe Price,
Hony Capital, Legends Holdings,
SoftBank, Shubham Sharma
Building Maintenance, Hospitality,
Property Development, Co-working,
・Also they have offices in 18 countries
Private Equity 4.4B
・175,000 members are in
▷I explored office of WeWork. The co-working space is louder than other
co-working space I’ve ever been. I asked the officer
“Why every people talking like loudly? I think this atmosphere makes
other workers annoyed.” She said, “It’s not problem. All people talking
now are wanting to talk to others in order to get new information or
hearing business and relevant to those topic. This is a culture that
this space have. Who wants to talk is talking, who wants to work is
working right now. The switch is very important.” I understood it by her.
Co-working space is must be great spot for workers because many
smart business persons are there, so that’s easy to connect with
many people just staying in such a great place.
・SoftBank is one of the investors
・Totally, 200 offices in the world, they have
27: Airbnb General:
Founder: Brian Chesky
Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover and
book unique spaces around the world through mobile phones or
the internet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week,
or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences
at any price point, with over 2M listings in 34K cities and 192 countries.
With a growing community of users, Airbnb also provides an easy way
for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience
・The number of adults using Airbnb in United States was 44.8
Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital,
Y Ventures, CF, Andreessen Horowitz,
Ashton Kutcher Jeremy Stoppelman
Hospitality, Market Place,
Sharing Economy, Travel Accommodations,
Travel, App, Unicorn
・500,000 stays per night
Private Equity $100M
Debt Financing $1B
Venture Round Unknown
・Users can be divided into 54%female and 46% male
▷I used the service many times when I travel.
This experience was always good. First, there is a kitchen,
refrigerator, shelf and other necessity. On the other hand,
hotels don’t have such a stuff in many cases because the purpose is
just make travelers stay. But accommodations in Airbnb are
“House”. It means, people lived the house or room but now,
they don’t need them so they rent. Therefore, the amenity and
utility are just as they lived so there are such a useful stuff.
Travelers can cook in the hotel in a sense.
・4 million listings in 65,000 cities and 191 countries
・Top city for active Airbnb listings in Paris
28: Postmates General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Bastian Lehmann
Postmates is the leading on-demand logistics provider. With more than
65,000 active Postmates, the company operates the largest on-demand
delivery fleet in 44 major US metropolitan markets. Postmates overall
mission to power local, on-demand logistics focused on fast deliveries
from any type of merchant at scale. With collaborations with Starbucks,
Chipotle, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and Apple, Postmates is in line with
・200 cities and deliveries 2 million in a month
Founders Fund, Uncork Capital,
Spark Capital,Harmony Partners,
David Wu, Walter Lee
Delivery, Delivery Service, Logistics,
Same Day Delivery, Transportation,
・7,000 business partners
▷You can call foods delivery via this app. Postmates can allow us
to eat meal wherever we are because mates
(workers in Postmates) deliver them. Prospective from
B2B, Postmates can deliver meals from restaurants
which doesn’t do any delivery services.
But Postmates can be deliver staff instead their staff.
That is big helpful for customers and restaurants services.
・Collects 20 percent of the delivery fee that it charges.
The other 80 percent, along with all additional tips,
goes to the courier
29: TaskRabbit General:
(E)Consumer Goods/Location Service
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Kevin Busque
It was a cold night in Boston in February of 2008 when Leah Busque realized
she was out of dog food for her 100–lb yellow lab, Kobe. Leah thought to
herself, “Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place online I could go to connect
with my neighbors — maybe one who was already at the store at that very
moment — who could help me out?” From this experience, TaskRabbit
(formerly RUNmyERRAND), an online and mobile marketplace that connects
neighbors to get things done, was born. Fully vetted, entrepreneurially-minded
professionals contribute their time and skills to help busy people find extra
time in their days to do the things they love. Neighbors helping neighbors
— it's an old school concept reimagined for today.
・Over 60,000 runners signed upBaseline Ventures, Shasta Ventures,
500 Startups, Founders Fund,
Shervin Pishevar and others
App, E-Commerce, Location Based
-Services, Mobile, App
・Introducing a flat 30% service fee on all tasks, and discontinuing
the 15% service fee for tasks with repeat Clients.”
Secondary Market Unknown
▷If you have a trouble about cleaning, moving
and such a situation. You can this app. You can call
people who can do what you want only if you pay hourly fee.
In my case, I moved to another place in SF, I was helped staff
of TaskRabbit including get an experience of this service.
That was nice.
・Acquired by IKEA on September in 2017
30: Instacart General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Apoorva Mehta
Instacart is a same-day grocery delivery startup offering delivery in as
little as one hour. Focused on delivering groceries and home essentials,
Instacart already has over 500,000 items from local stores in its catalogue.
Customers can choose from a variety of local stores including Safeway,
Whole Foods, Super Fresh, Harris Teeter, Shaw's, Mariano's, Jewel-Osco,
Stanley's and Costco. Customers can mix items from multiple stores
into one order.
・As many as 100,000 items in a single day
Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital,
Whole Foods Market, Funders Club,
Paul Buchheit and others
Delivery, E-Commerce, Grocery, Same-
Day Delivery, App, Unicorn
・Over 150 markets nationwide and partnered with
retailers across the United States
▷Instacart is focusing on delivering fresh foods from grocery store
like Safeway, Costco and so on. You can pick up whatever
you want on the app and then purchase them. In addition,
you can set the time when you want to catch them in your house.
If you don’t have any time to buy foods in your schedule, that is
so helpful to your life. This is different from “Seikyo”, the service
is not flexible because even though you choose stuff on the service,
the delivery date is only once in a week. I mean, no matter
how fast you want to get, they don’t correspond with you
expectation. But Instacart is very good.
・3 million grocery orders from more than 200,000 users.
31: Bellhops General:
Founder: Stephen Vlahos
Operating in 25+ US cities, Bellhops is a new breed of moving company
in a $25B+ addressable space. Combined with our outstanding workforce
of Bellhops (movers), our tech-enabled model creates efficiencies that
allow us to deliver better moving experiences with significantly lower
overhead (and cost) than traditional movers. High tech, low overhead,
legendary service, untouchable prices. All thanks to tech and a truly
exceptional workforce. Our mission is to make phenomenal moving
experiences possible for more people than ever before.
・Movers make $13 to $15 an hour, plus tips,
which together add up to $24 an hour on average
Binary Capital, Initiated Capital,
Lowercase Capital,Garry Tan,
Alexis Ohanian and others
Employment, Service Industry, App
・Largest demographic is ages 18 to 34
Debt Financing $6M
▷All you have to do is booking a service on the app.
You choose movement day and call movers.
Before you book it, you can see estimation price so
don’t be concerned about it.
・Operating 85 US cities
HQ: Tel Aviv
Founder: Micha Kaufman
Fiverr is a freelance services platform. It is a marketplace for creative
and professional services, currently listing over 3 million gigs in more
than 100 different categories across 196 countries.Fiverr is one of the
top 400 websites in the world according to Alexa.com.
・5 offices they have in Tel Aviv, NYC, Chicago,
Miami, and San Francisco
Bessemer Venture Partners,
Qumra Capital, Square Peg Capital,
Lightbank, Accel Partners,
Collaborative Consumption, Outsourcing,
Task Management, App
・20% transaction fee they get
▷Users can ask many freelancers to do
jobs in the app. Researching condition and job
title and more, you can find your temporary
business partner. Price is depending on how
high the quality is and how many the tasks are.
You can choose flexibly.
・Generating close to 1 million transactions a month
33: Wonolo General:
HQ: San Francisco
Founder: Yong Kim
Wonolo is an on-demand staffing platform for businesses to fill their
immediate hourly or daily labor needs. They solve the last mile staffing
problem for Fortune 500 companies as well as Small-to-Medium businesses.
Wonolo allows companies to manage unpredictability by augmenting
their existing labor force with hourly to daily Wonoloers who can come in
within an hour and do the job.
・More than 10,000 on-demand job openings
Coca Cola Founders, FG Angels,
CF, PivotNorth Capital,
Urizen Ventures, Adeyemi jao
Local, Marketplace, Staffing Agency, App
・30,000 members are joining
▷Job hunters can be freelancers so as to use their professional skills
like engineer, wiring and others. On the other hand, employees finders
can register it and find freelancers in the platform. Registered their project
and requirement. All information, example how to pay fee, what kind of project
and so on are filled in here. All procedure will be finished in here, that’s purpos
of this company “Futuristic working style ”
・Helping connect some 2,500 eager workers
34: Upwork General:
HQ: Mountain View
Founder: Odyseas Tsaalos
Upwork is the world’s largest freelancing website. Upwork makes it easier
for the world's best businesses and independent professionals to find each
other without the traditional barriers of set time and place. Freelancers on
the site offer more than 3,500 skills, helping to ease the pain businesses
face in finding skills they need to get work done. These freelancers are
earning more than $1 billion annually via Upwork. Upwork makes it simple,
quick and cost-effective for clients to find, hire, work with and pay
freelancers. Businesses of every size use Upwork, from one-person
startups to major corporations.
・Freelancers are earning more than $1 billion via it
Benchmark, Sigma Partners,
DAG Ventures, FirstMark, NEA,
Sigma West, Citi Group and others
Enterprise Software, Freelance,
・To connect businesses with great talent to work
without limits is their vision
Venture Round $16M
Venture Round $30M
▷If you are on side of freelancer, you register it and wait for
a job. If you have your own project, you can hire freelancers
in the service. For example, I registered as having a project
in it. I was requested to register what my project is and
choose freelancers. Also, I registered it to find writers so
the service told me freelancers who are working as
writers.If you set your original condition, you can
choose them easier. Also, the price could be set
by you so you can save your budget.
・Providing companies with over 3,500 skills.
35: CrowdSpring General:
Founder: Ross Kimbarovky
crowdSPRING is the world's #1 marketplace for crowdsourced logo design,
web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services. More
than 119,000 designers and writers from 200 countries help entrepreneurs,
businesses, non-profits and governments around the world with graphic
design, web design, industrial design, and copywriting needs. More than
30,000 satisfied customers from 100 countries have leveraged
crowdSPRING's community—the average project gets 130+ entries.
In addition to working with thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses
from around the world, crowdSPRING has worked with many large brands
and many of the world's top agencies
・User satisfaction is 98% so far
Content Creators, Crowdsourcing,
Graphic Design, Marketing, Web Design
・NPS is 9.2
▷If you have the job which is relevant to design, this service can be useful.
For example, you are bothering design of logo.You can use this service.
All you have to is filling in a form what your image and motivation of the project is.
And then, automatically they suggest to you design of logo following your condition.
But freelancers will make that so it’s not immediately. However, if you apply for it
as an express project, it can be faster than usual but undoubtedly you
have to pay additional express cost.
・One of the top 20 freelance companies
36: Catalant General:
Founder: Rob Biederman
Catalant connects companies to talent and knowledge in real time.
Catalant has built a global network of more than 40,000 experienced and
independent consultants and boutique firms available to work with clients
on a variety of business needs including research, strategy, marketing,
finance, sales, operations and product initiatives. These experts combine
with clients' internal talent to form dynamic talent pools accessed via a suite
of software products. By serving enterprise clients when they need on-
demand talent for a specific initiative, or to close a longer-term talent gap,
Catalant is changing the way the world finds the best people for their
company's needs, faster. Catalant leverages a blend of machine learning
and human oversight for its matching process, ensuring clients are matched
with people with the right skills, availability, and budget in mind.
・Over $50 million in annual revenue in annual
Greylock Partners, General Catalyst,
Highland Capital Partners,
Mark Cuban, Scott Cook and others
Consulting, Enterprise Software,
Professional Services, Small and Medium
・$41 million in new funding on marketing and R&D for its software.
▷Having a Project persons can find freelancers
in the service. You fill in the form about your condition
what you want, what kind of skill who has is better.
Then, Catalant’s algorithm can screen freelancers so as to your
desire. After that, they suggest to you some of candidates
seemingly you may like.
・More than 45,000 experienced independent consultants
Thank you for reading so far!
This is a first material that I made in English.
Therefore, there are sometimes complicated or strange expression.
From this experience, I could understand about sharing economy industry.
And also, I had got much information if I haven’t researched them in Japanese
so I feel that to improve English skill will be able to expand opportunities.
Finally, I appreciate you all read it until final.
・Erasmus/ Sharing skills(2015)
・Sharing Economy & Tourism(February, 2015)
・Airbnb and Uber Are Just the Beginning. What’s Next for the Sharing Economy.(March, 2015)
・What is the sharing economy?(July, 2014)
・The sharing economy: are you still buying or already sharing?(November, 2016)
・NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE GROWTH IN THE SHARING ECONOMY
・The Current and Futures State of the Sharing Economy(March, 2017)
・An Introduction to Sharing Economy(March, 2015)
・The Sharing Economy - What It Is, Examples, And How Big Data, Platforms And Algorithms
・6 Tips To Grow Your Sharing Economy Business(June, 2017)
・The Sharing Economy:Understanding the Opportunities for Growth