The peer-to-peer marketplace for outsourcing tasks expanded its geographical footprint by 50% and the company is on track to add $1.25M users this year.
Breather launched its “Zipcar for rooms” at the LeWeb conference today. The startup also revealed closing $1.5 million to accelerate development and growth.
Consumer attitudes and behaviors surrounding renting, borrowing, and leasing items, versus ownership, are shifting around the country, according to a study conducted by Sunrun and Harris Interactive.
Zaarly’s online marketplace phases out the “Request Anything” feature to focus on Storefronts.
In the face of hefty citations, Lyft, the mobile app that lets you order a moustache-adorned car to pick you up in a matter of minutes, is rallying the San Francisco’s tech scene to speak up in its defense.
Getaround has some high-profile supporters in its corner. The peer-to-peer car sharing service recently raised $13.9 million from investors like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, has expanded to Chicago with the help of its mayor, Rahm Emanuel.
Couchsurfing pulls in a $15 million series B led by General Catalyst, its second major funding round since converting into a for-profit.
The concept of “Collaborative Consumption” is not new in the West, but it is in the East and especially in China. The term collaborative consumption basically means sharing things with other people — via barter, trade, or rental — and giving access instead of ownership. The Internet has pushed this quaint notion beyond just sharing between friends to create a powerful business model.
Ticketfly is rolling out new partnerships today that make the pre-concert experience more social for attendees, and eliminate a lot of the logistical headaches for venues and promoters.
Loosecubes, a website that lets companies sublet empty office spaces by the day or week, launched new ranking features today aimed at gathering detailed review information from renters. That data will be used by the office-sharing startup to make its workplace listings more effective.