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|Date||Industry||Stat Type: Usage/Frequency/Total --but not funding (That's on another sheet, see row 4)||Region||Startup||Graphs or Report||Stat Quote||Source||Submitted by:|
|2013||All||Various||Global||Yes||My prior collection of stats, in 2013.||http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2013/07/27/collaborative-economy-industry-stats/|
|2014||Space||Revenue, Disruption||Airbnb||RESEARCH in 2014. The Boston University publishes the first serious scientific study about the impact of Airbnb : “The Rise of the SharingEconomy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry”. The study estimates that a 1% increase in Airbnb listings in Texas results in a 0.05% decrease in quarterly hotel revenues.||http://people.bu.edu/zg/publications/airbnb.pdf|
|2014||All||Various||Global||Yes||Various stats and data from Deloitte||http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/economics/articles/collaborative-economy-unlocking-power-of-workplace-crowd.html|
|2014||All||Attitudes and Regulation||USA||Yes||Nine cities (Austin, Charlotte, El Paso, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose and Washington DC) show positive sentiment toward ridesharing and homesharing. Of those cities with positive sentiment:|
5 (Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Oklahoma City and San Antonio) have passed or discussed formal policies that would allow ridesharing, but impose additional restrictions (drug testing, licensing fees, etc).
9 (Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Memphis, Louisville and Nashville) have policies pending about ridesharing.
Fifteen cities (Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose) have experienced regulatory action or other intervention from state policymakers.
|2015||ALl||Various||Global||Yes||Colalborative Economy Research Reports vetted by Rachel Botsman||http://collaborativeeconomy.com|
|2015||Various||Forecast||Global||Yes||In August 2014, we released research projecting that five ‘sharing economy’ sectors – peer-to-peer accommodation, car sharing, peer-to-peer finance, music, TV and video streaming, and online staffing – could potentially generate global revenues of around $335bn by 2025.||http://www.pwc.co.uk/assets/pdf/five-steps-to-success-in-the-sharing-economy-report.pdf|
|5/28/2014||Services||Adoption||Global||"“Shared goods do not need to be physical assets,” said John Burbank, president, Strategic Initiatives, Nielsen. While people around the globe are most willing to share or rent electronic devices for a fee, perhaps due to the portability and non-personal nature of these devices, the next most popular share around the globe is lessons or services. Just over a quarter of global respondents (26%) are keen to share their intellectual property. Running errands or offering skills via the Internet, such as language or music lessons or dog sitting services, require nothing more than time and ability. "||http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/reports/2014/is-sharing-the-new-buying.html|
|10/1/2014||Transportation||Adoption and Impacts||North America||y||PUBLIC BIKESHARING IN NORTH AMERICA DURING A PERIOD OF RAPID EXPANSION: UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS MODELS, INDUSTRY TRENDS AND USER IMPACTS: "Public bikesharing—the shared use of a bicycle fleet—is an innovative transportation strategy that has recently emerged in major cities around the world, including North America. Information technology (IT)-based bikesharing systems typically position bicycles throughout an urban environment, among a network of docking stations, for immediate access. Trips can be one-way, round-trip, or both, depending on the operator. Bikesharing can serve as a first-and-last mile connector to other modes, as well as for both short and long distance destinations. In 2012, 22 IT-based public bikesharing systems were operating in the United States, with a total of 884,442 users and 7,549 bicycles. Four IT-based programs in Canada had a total of 197,419 users and 6,115 bicycles. Two IT-based programs in Mexico had a total of 71,611 users and 3,680 bicycles. (Membership numbers reflect the total number of short- and long-term users.)"||http://transweb.sjsu.edu/PDFs/research/1131-public-bikesharing-business-models-trends-impacts.pdf|
|1/1/2015||All||Various||Global||Shareable publishes overviews of a variety of reports, see query||http://www.shareable.net/cse?search=study|
|1/1/2015||All||Funding||Global||Tons of Funding Data, a larger Google Sheet||https://docs.google.com/a/crowdcompanies.com/spreadsheets/d/12xTPJNvdOZVzERueyA-dILGTtL_KWKTbmj6RyOg9XXs/edit#gid=1884009904|
|1/1/2015||All||Various||Yes||The Collaborative Economy: Empowering Freelancers, Gig-Workers and Sharers. Aggregation of Data from other locations, including Crowd Companies research||http://agcpartners.com/content/uploads/2015/01/AGC-Collaborative-Economy-JAN2015.pdf|
|1/1/2015||Transporation||Various||Global||Yes||Various stats on ridesharing, rates, money, effeciency, attitudes, and more.||http://therideshareguy.com|
|1/3/2015||Money: Crowdfunding||Activity, Earnings||Global||According to Okyle, Crowdfunding has become a $5.1 billion industry that raises $2 million each day, yet it still accounts for only 3% of startup funding.||http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241331|
|1/5/2015||Transportation||Earnings, Attitudes||Global||Yes||2015 is the year of ridesharing, various stats||http://quoted.thezebra.com/659/ridesharing-infographic/2014-the-year-of-ridesharing-by-the-zebra-2/|
|1/6/2015||Money||Activity, Crowdfunding||Global||Kickstarter||Yes||Kickstarter crowdfunding in 2014: $529m of pledges from 3.3m backers. Kickstarter projects attracted $529m (£347m) of pledges from 3.3m people in 2014, according to the crowdfunding website’s end-of-year roundup. 22,252 projects reached their funding goals on the site that year, with music and film/video the two categories with the most successfully-funded campaigns – 4,009 and 3,846 respectively. According to Kickstarter’s overall statistics, since its launch in 2009, the site has attracted nearly $1.5bn of pledges, and has successfully funded more than 76,900 projects.||http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/06/kickstarter-crowdfunding-2014-pledges-backers?CMP=share_btn_tw|
|1/8/2015||Money: Crowdfunding||Forecast||Global||The Tabb Group has estimated that the market will hit $17 billion in 2015 after having been forecasted to touch $10 billion in 2014 with more than 1000 new platforms formed. Some of the funding will come from angel investors who could invest a total of $50 billion in 2015 across all funding opportunities compared to $22.9 billion in 2012, though a more conservative estimate puts the figure at $28 billion.||http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-drake/crowdfunding-grows-up-4-t_b_6398444.html?utm_hp_ref=tw|
|1/12/2015||Money: Crowdfunding||Activity, Money, Crowdfunding, Revenues||GoFundMe||More than $156 million was raised on GoFundMe in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing the total funds raised last year to $470 million. Kickstarter, which previously held the top spot, raised $136 million in the last quarter, for a total of $444 million raised in 2014.||http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/12/gofundme-top-crowdfunding-site-kickstarter/|
|1/14/2015||Space||Attitudes, Efficiency||Yes||Coworking Stats, Various||http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-fermin/11-incredible-coworking-statistics-that-will-make-you-leave-your-cubicle_b_6466440.html?utm_hp_ref=tw|
|1/15/2015||Transportation, Space||Attitudes||US||Airbnb, Uber, Lyft||Yes||Looking specifically to the 30 cities analyzed we found 9 cities that showed overall positive sentiment and 21 that had mixed sentiment to homesharing and ridesharing. Additionally, we found that 15 of the 30 cities experienced regulatory action or other intervention from state policymakers.|
|1/15/2015||All||Valuation||Global||According to PwC, by 2025 the on-demand industry could be worth around $335 billion. The on-demand trend won’t die down soon. For business they will have to re-adjust themselves for newer reality. For users it makes getting what they want easier. Soon the difference between updating instagram via phone verses getting physical things delivered instantly will be blurred. Players like Juggernaut, Breezeworks and Dispatch are ushering that change.||http://yourstory.com/2015/01/sharing-economy-becomes-de-facto-commerce-juggernaut-bids-build-demand-apps/|
|1/16/2015||All||Attitudes||US||In the past two years, 53% of Americans have used a Sharing Economy service and 83% of Americans indicated that they would be willing to try it.||http://unmine.pley.com/standardizing-the-sharing-economy/|
|1/16/2015||All||Earnings||UK||Earning in the UK #sharingeconomy in 2015! £19,200pa - 28hr week - Time, knowledge and assets make you a business!||https://twitter.com/crowdpotential/status/556073144398934016|
|1/18/2015||All||Valuation||UK||PwC is also projecting that the UK sharing economy could be worth up to £9 billion a year by 2025. F||http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/uber-s-place-in-the-sharing-economy-1280948|
|1/18/2015||Transportation, Employment||Forecast, Jobs, Disruption||Europe||Uber||Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year||http://recode.net/2015/01/18/uber-wants-to-create-50000-jobs-take-400000-cars-off-the-road-in-europe-this-year/|
|1/19/2015||Efficiency||SF||Uber, Lyft,||Yes||Many Graphs: In one of their more striking findings, Rayle and co-authors found that 66 percent of the trips taken by people who use these app services would have been twice as long if taken by public transit instead (that's if nearby transit was at least available)||http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/19/how-uber-and-lyft-have-exploited-long-waits-slow-travel-and-poor-service-to-crack-open-transportation/|
|1/20/2015||Space||Regulation||SF||Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO||Authorities in San Francisco recently introduced legislation to lift the ban on rentals of less than thirty days, with some important restrictions. The rental must be of the owner’s permanent home (their residence for at least 275 days in the preceding year); the rental terms cannot exceed ninety days in any given year. Also, the property owner must obtain a business license and permit. Each listing must hold at least $500,000 in liability insurance and city hotel taxes must be paid for all rentals.||http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2015/01/20/260359.htm|
|1/20/2015||Valuation||UK||The sharing economy, as it has become known, offers huge economic potential to the UK with current global revenues of approximately £9 billion predicted to reach £230 billion per year by 2025||http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/e-innovation/skrill-sharing-economy-159754#AMJvMOfaYiYglxd6.99|
|1/20/2015||Space||Forecast||Global||Airbnb||Barclays Report Projects Airbnb Bookings to Surpass Hotel CompaniesHaving seen its number of available rooms grow from roughly 300,000 to about one million over the past year, Airbnb has already overtaken the largest hotel companies in regard to size. Only about 10 percent of Airbnb bookings are currently related to business travel.||http://www.travelpulse.com/news/business-travel/barclays-report-projects-airbnb-bookings-to-surpass-hotel-companies.html|
|1/20/2015||Money||Activty||LendingClub||Under the pilot program, two-year loans of up to $600,000 are available to eligible U.S. resellers (determined by Google) belonging to the 10,000-member Google for Work network. No fees, interest only in the first year, and loan payback “designed to match the cash-flow profile of growth investments,” according to a Lending Club statement.||http://www.sfgate.com/business/bottomline/article/Google-partners-with-Lending-Club-for-loans-6018644.php|
|1/21/2015||All||Attitudes||USA||Broader Attitudes: More than half of consumers (56 percent) report that the number of brands they consider has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and 46 percent believe they are more likely to switch providers compared to 10 years ago. More than three-quarters (78 percent) surveyed use at least one online channel when looking for a new service provider, and nearly one-quarter (24 percent) want more digital interactions from providers. Only 11 percent of consumers strongly agree companies are effectively converging digital, mobile, social and traditional channels.||http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/us-switching-economy-up-29-percent-since-2010-as-companies-struggle-to-keep-up-with-the-nonstop-customer-finds-accenture.htm?c=stg_linkdnpost_10000123&n=smc_0115||Augie Ray|
|1/22/2015||Transportation||Revenues||Uber||Uber makes more than 3X than the taxi industry in SF,||http://uk.businessinsider.com/uber-revenue-san-francisco-2015-1?op=1%3Fr%3DUS&utm_content=buffer780c6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer|
|1/22/2015||Transportation||Earnings||Uber||Yes||"Uber drivers in many of the company's major markets are making about $6 an hour more than their traditional — and professional — taxi-driver counterparts, according to a rare analysis of internal data the company released Thursday along with Princeton economist Alan Krueger. In Washington, the difference is about $4.60, in San Francisco it's about $10 and in New York it's closer to $15." and "The analysis shows that Uber's drivers in the United States collectively received $656.8 million in payments from the company in the last three months of 2014 (that translated in October to about $17.79 an hour in Washington, and $30.35 in New York)."||http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/22/now-we-know-many-drivers-uber-has-and-how-much-money-theyre-making%E2%80%8B/||Arun|
|1/22/2015||Transportation||Earnings||USA||Uber||Yes||An Analysis of the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners in the United States||https://s3.amazonaws.com/uber-static/comms/PDF/Uber_Driver-Partners_Hall_Kreuger_2015.pdf||Robin Chase|
|1/22/2015||Transportation||Earnings||USA||Uber||Yes||Uber Study Shows Its Drivers Make More Per Hour And Work Fewer Hours Than Taxi Drivers: One reason Uber drivers may work fewer hours is that they’re making more money per hour. In its top 20 markets, Uber partners averaged more than $19 an hour in earnings, compared to $12.90 in average hourly wages for cab drivers based on Occupational Employment Statistics data.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/22/uber-study/|
|1/23/2015||Transportation||Diversity||USA||Lyft||The arrival of Wampler and Rapaport means that 14 of Lyft's 30 executives at the director level and above—or 47%—are women, and these include leaders in engineering and operations.||http://www.fastcompany.com/3041106/most-creative-people/the-women-leaders-driving-lyfts-impressive-growth|
|1/25/2015||Transportation||Earnings, Attitudes||USA||Uber||Yes||Just 11 percent of those surveyed, or 601 drivers, actually responded, and they were financially incentivized to do so. Still, the results were impressive. Seventy-eight percent of Uber drivers are “satisfied” with their experience driving for Uber. Seventy-one percent report their income has improved. And 73 percent say they would rather have “a job where you choose your own schedule and be your own boss” than “a steady 9-to-5 job with some benefits and a set salary.” Now combine that with Uber’s own data, which show that 81 percent of drivers work part-time (51 percent work between one and 15 hours per week; 30 percent work 16 to 34 hours). The picture emerging is clear: People driving for Uber like setting their own schedules and working hours convenient to them, and overwhelmingly, they do that.||http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/01/23/uber_driver_wage_study_contract_work_for_uber_is_flexible_but_is_it_reliable.html|
|1/25/2015||Transportation||Earnings, Attitudes||USA||Uber||Yes||Various Demographics of Uber drivers, another breakdown of the Study from Jan 22, 2015 by Krueger||http://m.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/01/is-uber-a-middle-class-job-creator-or-not/384763/|
|1/25/2015||Transportation||Earnings, Attitudes||USA||Uber||Estimating Uber Driver Pay, Net of Expenses: $12.26 in Boston. Reported mean hourly earnings for Boston: $19.06/hour|
Since Uber keeps 20% of fares, that means customers paid $23.83/hour
Reported median trips/hour = 1.67, with $2/trip charge = $3.34
Estimated 30 minutes per hour on the meter, with $0.21/minute charge = $6.30
That leaves $14.19 in mileage charges, at $1.20/mile = 11.82 miles hourly
The Federal goverment lets you deduct expenses for operating a vehicle for business purposes at 57.5 cents per mile. That would come to $6.80/hour.
Net pay is then $19.06-$6.80 = $12.26/hour
|1/26/2015||Transportation||Earnings, Attitudes||Global||Uber||The authors of the paper say the number of new drivers is doubling every six months, with the company adding 40,000 new drivers in the U.S. in December alone. At the same time, Uber says nearly half its drivers become inactive after a year—either because they quit or are terminated.||http://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-touts-its-employment-opportunities-1422229862?autologin=y|
|1/27/2015||All||Adoption, Attitudes||USA||Report: U.S. Lags on Embracing the Sharing Economy: Approximately 80 million Americans took part in the sharing economy last year. In a survey of nearly 4,500 U.S. adults, most respondents had not even heard about the most cutting-edge, media-hyped sharing companies. Only a third of Americans were familiar with brands like Airbnb and TaskRabbit, while even fewer – 1 in 5 – were aware of companies like “Netflix for Legos” Pley and parking space rental service Park At My House (now Just Park). Moreover, 3 out of 4 Americans said they hadn’t even heard of the terms “sharing economy,” “conscious consumption” or “mesh economy” – despite the concept being featured in more than 4,000 articles and 3,800 publications in the last year, the report noted. When it comes to engagement in the sharing economy, more than 50 percent of Americans tend to participate with more traditional methods of sharing, as well as the more established digital avenues – rather than taking advantage of the most radical services like Uber and Airbnb. The most common sharing behaviors include using Wikipedia (72 percent); reading user-generated product reviews online (68 percent); donating clothes and household goods to charity (68 percent); loaning or borrowing a product to a friend or family member (64 percent); buying food from a farmers’ market (54 percent); and renting a movie from Netflix or a cable/satellite provider (51 percent).||http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/report-u-s-lags-embracing-sharing-economy/|
|1/27/2015||Transportation||Safety, Adoption, DUI||USA||Uber||Yes||Show Me the Way to Go Home: An Empirical Investigation of Ride Sharing and Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Homicide Abstract: |
In this work, we investigate how the entry of the driving service Uber influences the rate of alcohol related motor vehicle homicides. While significant debate has surrounded the entry of driving services like Uber and Lyft, limited rigorous empirical work has been devoted to uncovering the social benefits of such services (or the mechanism which drives these benefits). Using a difference in difference approach to exploit a natural experiment, the entry of Uber into markets in California between 2009 and 2013, findings suggest a significant drop in the rate of homicides during that time. Furthermore, results suggest that not all services offered by Uber have the same effect, insofar as the effect for the Uber Black car service is intermittent and manifests only in selective locations. These results underscore the coupling of increased availability with cost savings which are necessary to exploit the public welfare gains offered by the sharing economy. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed within.
|1/30/2015||Freelancers||Usage, Awareness, Attitudes, Spending||USA||Freelancers, Elance, Odesk||The lack of attention to solo business owners is shocking. About 53 million Americans now work as one-man or one-woman bands in the “contingent” economy as freelancers, contractors, temps or part-timers, by the Freelancers Union’s count. And more businesses are relying on these flexible workers. In a new report, Elance-oDesk–one of the larger freelance marketplaces–found that U.S. businesses spent $604 million hiring freelancers through its platform in 2014, up 30% year-over-year since 2013. People of all levels of professional skill now rely on freelance work. The most in-demand skills on Elance-oDesk include mobile technology, sales and marketing, administrative support, and writing and translation.||http://www.forbes.com/sites/elainepofeldt/2015/01/29/meet-your-new-boss-a-platform-like-ubers-can-you-handle-it/|
|1/30/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Attitudes||Global||Uber||There are many lessons to be learned from Uber, the taxi- and car-hailing start-up that came out of nowhere and is valued at $41 billion. Less than three years ago, Uber had zero drivers. Now it has more than 160,000 active drivers who have collected $656.8 million in net fares (net of what they pay Uber).||http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/get-there/uber-just-the-latest-tech-firm-to-disrupt-an-industry-with-forward-thinking/2015/01/29/db40e478-a811-11e4-a7c2-03d37af98440_story.html|
|1/30/2015||Transportation||Safety, Adoption||Global||Lyft||Yes||An analysis of the safety regulations governing vehicles for hire does not suggest that ridesharing companies ought to be more strictly regulated. It does highlight, however, that in many parts of the country lawmakers and regulators have not adequately adapted to the rise of ridesharing, which fits awkwardly into existing regulatory frameworks governing taxis.||http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa767.pdf||Dan Gates|
|1/30/2015||Transportation||Adoption||Global||Lyft, Uber||"The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company said Tuesday that its revenue and number of rides rose five times in 2014, with the startup reaching profitability in its most established markets such as San Francisco." and " An Uber representative said the San Francisco-based company is growing and is "proud that because of the scale of our business - we delivered 140 million rides worldwide in 2014—we can make a real difference in communities.''||http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150127/TECHNOLOGY/150129863/lyft-revenue-grew-fivefold-last-year|
|1/30/2015||Transportation||Adoption||USA||Lyft||LOS ANGELES -- Uber may be the leader in the ride-hailing industry, but in a move that shows it can also play with the big boys, competitor Lyft announced at a Tuesday night event it is growing 500 percent a year in ride count and revenue. And, according to company co-founder John Zimmer, "we're gaining market share on Uber."||http://www.chicoer.com/business/20150201/lyft-says-its-growing-500-percent-a-year-in-ride-count-and-revenue|
|2/1/2015||Transportation||Attitudes||Europe||As it stands, nearly 50% of Europeans believe that, within a decade, cars will be consumed as a “shared” good, instead of privately owned, and 73% predict the rapid growth of car-sharing services.|
Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/peer-to-peer-economy-by-navi-radjou-1-and-jaideep-prabhu-2015-02#gHhpX8g5SGZQ0G6E.99
|2/1/2015||Transportation||Attitudes||French||Yes||Stats in French, on attitudes of sharing cars, see Google Translate link here: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fobservatoirecetelem.com%2Flobservatoire-cetelem-de-lautomobile%2Fla-voiture-transport-en-commun-du-futur%2Fesprit-de-synthese%2F&edit-text=||http://observatoirecetelem.com/lobservatoire-cetelem-de-lautomobile/la-voiture-transport-en-commun-du-futur/esprit-de-synthese/|
|2/2/2015||All||Strategy||Global||Yes||PWC issues a large report about the five successes in the sharing economy||http://www.pwc.co.uk/issues/megatrends/collisions/sharingeconomy/five-steps-to-success-in-the-sharing-economy.jhtml|
|2/10/2015||Transportation||Efficiency||USA||Uber||Yes||"Your Money More: Uber San Francisco Cost Of Living|
Ditching my car for Uber saves me over 6 days of time and $11,000 a year"
|2/10/2015||All||Attitudes||USA||"According to Pew Research, only 19% of Millennials believe most people can be trusted, while 31% of GenX’ers do. If the future is a peer-to-peer marketplace, it will require increasingly reliable, innovative ways to identify those peers. Making sure this emerging economy has high standards and strong values will allow it to continue to expand."||http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2015/02/10/the-future-of-the-sharing-economy-depends-on-trust/|
|2/15/2015||Transportation||Earnings||USA||Uber||Uber driver makes $250,000 by selling jewelery to his passengers.||http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonyoushaei/2015/02/04/the-uberpreneur-how-an-uber-driver-makes-252000-a-year/||Chris Voss|
|2/16/2015||All||Attitudes||Europe||As it stands, nearly 50 percent of Europeans believe that, within a decade, cars will be consumed as a “shared” good, instead of privately owned, and 73 percent predict the rapid growth of car-sharing services. BlaBlaCar, Europe’s leading car-sharing service, now transports more passengers monthly than Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. And the better-known service Uber is causing panic among taxi companies worldwide. Despite recent controversy, the company, founded in 2009, is valued at more than $40 billion.||http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2015/Feb-16/287503-the-global-transition-toward-a-frugal-economy-is-happening.ashx#sthash.rZnQ6bpq.dpuf|
|2/18/2015||Transportation||Efficiency, Attitdues||USA||Uber, Lyft||Yes||Ride sharing is cheaper than owning a car, by a Texas experiment. Also includes satisfaction numbers, wait times, and more. $113 a month saved from Ride Sharing||https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/848/uber-vs-lyft/|
|2/20/2015||All||Attitudes||Yes||The first of its kind to capture the P2P service provider's point of view, the study was grounded in 68 "semi-structured" interviews with users and providers representing 43 different services, including both for-profit and non-profit organizations. The user group of 45 individuals included those at both ends of the exchange (accommodation-rental hosts, for instance, as well as renters).||http://www.shareable.net/blog/why-do-we-share-researchers-probe-motivation-in-p2p-systems|
|2/21/2015||Transportation||Market Impact, Earnings, Disruption||USA||Uber, Lyft||Yes||Various stats demonstraing how Uber and Lyft are "Nightmares" for Taxis. Price of medallion, earnings, growth forecasts||http://www.inc.com/laura-montini/infographic/how-uber-and-lyft-became-the-taxi-industrys-worst-nightmare.html||Lisa Gansky|
|2/21/2015||Services, Personal||Earnings||USA, UK||Taskrabbit||"The company started with an auction model similar to eBay and, like that much larger group, it has created a new category of employment, with one 10th of its taskers now operating on TaskRabbit full-time and earning an average of £3,500 a month in the UK." and, “We used to see people take home an average of $5,000 a month [in the US], but that has grown to $7,000 a month.”||http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/11427099/The-future-of-the-sharing-economy-why-well-all-be-doing-odd-jobs.html||Lisa Gansky|
|2/22/2015||Transportation||Activity||Global||Uber||In a sign of the rise of Uber as a mode of transportation, traffic to its website reached 3.2 million unique visitors in the United States during January, up 740% from January 2014. However, traffic has peaked for the time being. Perhaps the extraordinary rise in Uber’s core business of connecting riders to cars has leveled as well. Or Uber may be using other means to drive its business.||http://247wallst.com/transportation/2015/02/22/uber-website-traffic-tops-3-million/|
|2/25/2015||Space||Activity||Global||Airbnb||"Paris is Airbnb's largest city in terms of hosts and guests, followed by NY."||Doug Atkins of Airbnb at the Collaboartive economy conference|
|2/27/2015||Health & Wellness||Revenues||ClassPass||ClassPass is tracking to a $60 million revenue run rate for 2015, a run rate that has doubled in the past three months. Last week alone, the company brought in $1.5 million and this month will exceed $5 million in top line revenue, all due to the 600,000 reservations made by ClassPass users over the course of February.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/27/with-a-60m-revenue-run-rate-classpass-may-be-the-next-uber/|
|2/27/2015||All||Market Size||USA||On the whole, a better choice might be the "gig economy," which emphasizes the types of jobs being created by these new online marketplaces: contingent, part-time gigs that offer flexibility and variety but not the regular hours, benefits, or protections of traditional employment. Some 53 million Americans -- 34 percent of workers -- are freelancing to make a living, and that share is expected to grow to 40 percent by 2020.||http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-treuhaft/can-we-bend-the-sharing-economy-toward-equity-_b_6771304.html|
|3/1/2015||All||Market Impact, Earnings, Disruption||Global||Multiple||Yes||Piper Jaffray report: "In the course of this report we aim to do the following: 1) outline the sharing economy’s fundamental enablers and secular drivers, 2) introduce the reader to several sub-sectors of the sharing economy, and 3) examine the impact to existing businesses. The sharing economy is now something broadly known and its implications seem to be ever-increasing beyond the historic ridesharing and accommodations marketplaces."||https://piper2.bluematrix.com/docs/pdf/b73e4dc7-0fe5-447a-a7f0-f0dd1f941abb.pdf||Neal Gorenflo|
|3/3/2015||Transportation||Security||Global||Uber||Separately, Uber is also taking some heat after announcing Friday that it was hit by a data breach impacting about 50,000 drivers in May 2014. The company said that it has been investigating the matter since September 2014, and that while the breach exposed some drivers' names and license numbers, the information has not been used maliciously, to its knowledge.||http://www.cnbc.com/id/102473420|
|3/5/2015||Goods||Revenues, Adoption||Global||Etsy||Etsy filed for a $100 million initial public offering on March 4. The company will trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol ETSY.|
The Brooklyn-based company reported revenue of $195.6 million in 2014, up 56% from $125 million in 2013. Its losses increased to $15.2 million in 2014, up from $796,000 the year prior.
In its filing, Etsy said the site had 1.4 million sellers and 19.8 million buyers as of the end of 2014. 86% of its sellers are women. More than 11% of sellers have been selling on Etsy for more than four years. 36% of purchases are made on a mobile device.
|3/6/2015||Transportation||Market Impact, Earnings, Disruption||USA||Getaround||NYU: As summarized in Table 5, consumers enjoy positive welfare eects as access to peer-to-peer markets|
increases. In our baseline case, consumer surplus gains rise by 0.8% at an access level of 25%, and
by 3.1% at an access level of 100%. Consistent with our prior results, the gains are greater for higher
levels of access and greater marketplace liquidity. G
|http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2574337 and http://mashable.com/2015/03/06/uber-airbnb-sharing-economy-study/||Arun Sundararajan|
|3/9/2015||Transportation||Adoption||Global||Global Number of Car Sharing Users to Reach 650 Million by 2030||https://www.abiresearch.com/press/global-number-of-car-sharing-users-to-reach-650-mi||Angus Nelson, Albert Cañigueral|
|3/16/2015||Transportation||Earnings, Growth, Revenues, Adoption||USA||Lyft||This year Lyft is targeting nearly $1.2 billion in gross revenues, of which its take will be around $300 million net. That assumes between 20 and 25 percent commission for the rides it books, depending on whether they are from its classic Lyft offering or Lyft Line, a newly launched shared-ride service that is 40-60 percent cheaper.|
The projections show continued growth in its original service as well as accelerated adoption for Lyft Line. The classic Lyft offering is forecast to generate more than $250 million in 2015, while Lyft Line is expected to contribute nearly $40 million by year-end.
In 2016, Lyft expects its revenues to more than double. It’s targeting $2.7 billion in gross sales, which is expected to result in nearly $700 million in net revenue. Of that, $550 million is forecast to come from its traditional Lyft offering, with Lyft Line growing to about $140 million in net sales.
That revenue growth is driven by an increase in the number of rides and passengers that Lyft serves. By the end of 2015, Lyft expects to do nearly 13 million rides per month, which is up from about 2.5 million at the start of the year. Altogether, the company is targeting nearly 90 million rides in total for 2015, which it expects to more than double to 205 million in the year following.
|3/17/2015||All||Market Impact, Earnings, Disruption, Adoption||Global||Many||Yes||"The Sharing Economy has now become the growth sector to invest in. It’s growing at an incredibly fast rate, faster than Facebook, Google and Yahoo together. This new market is valued at $15 billion1 in its first 7 years, compared to the combined growth of Facebook, Google and Yahoo of $11 billion2 over a comparable period."||http://www.compareandshare.com/what-we-know-about-the-global-sharing-economy/?ref=nick||Benita|
|3/17/2015||Transportation||ROI, Sustainabiltiy, Savings||USA||Lyft, BikeSharing, Uber, Sidecar||Y||Shared-use mobility includes carsharing, personal vehicle sharing (or peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing), bikesharing, scooter sharing, shuttle services, ridesharing, and on-demand ride services. It can also include commercial delivery vehicles providing flexible goods movement. Shared-use mobility has had a transformative impact on many global cities by enhancing transportation accessibility while simultaneously reducing ownership of personal automobiles. In the context of carsharing and bikesharing, vehicles and bicycles are typically unattended, concentrated in a network of locations where the transaction of checking out a vehicle or bicycles is facilitated through information technology (IT) and other technological innovations. Usually, carsharing and bikesharing operators are responsible for the cost of maintenance, storage, parking, and insurance/fuel (if applicable). In the context of classic ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling) and on-demand ride services, such as transportation network companies (TNCs), many of these providers employ IT to facilitate the matching of riders and drivers for trip making.||http://innovativemobility.org/?project=mobility-and-the-sharing-economy-impacts-synopsis||By Susan Shaheen, PhD,|
|3/18/2015||Transportation||Adoption||USA||Uber||Taxis, in terms of quantity, Uber drivers take over NYC Taxis: "with 14,088 black and luxury vehicles versus 13,587 taxis. It's not hard to see why the ridesharing service has grown so quickly since its arrival in 2011,"||http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/18/uber-outnumbers-taxis-in-nyc/|
|3/31/2015||Goods||Valuation||Etsy||The company intends to sell 13.33 million shares at a price of $14 to $16, with an over-allotment of 2.5 million shares, plus an additional 3.33 million being sold by selling shareholders, for a total aggregate dollar amount of $307 million, of which the company expects to net out $181.8 million in proceeds.|
Etsy, founded in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn in 2005, is a “marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods,” it says, with the original focus on hand-made goods.
Most of the financial details in the filing appear to be unchanged from what was first put forth in the March 1st filing.
The company had revenue of $195.6 million in 2014, up from $125 million a year earlier, on which it enjoyed a 62% gross profit margin. The company had operating expenses of $128.2 million, leading to a net loss of $15 million, up from a $796,000 loss the year prior.
|3/31/2015||Money||Adoption, Marketcap[||USA||Prosper||"Total Addressable Market Estimated at “Just Under” $3 Trillion|
Prosper, one of the leaders in the ‘marketplace’ or peer to peer lending space, had a great month. March will be a record “by far” as it easily beats $200 million in aggregate loan originations pushing it past a total of $3 billion in loans. Ron Suber, President of Prosper, was elated on passing this milestone;Ron Suber talks
“Our industry is entering a period of escape velocity……and proof is in the numbers. It took Prosper 8 years to reach $1 billion in aggregate loans…..then six months to reach the second $1 billion and less to reach the third $1 Billion”.
|4/1/2015||Space||Adoption, Demographics||USA||Airbnb||"Travel Habits of Millennials: Airbnb Least Used for Accommodations, for Now" The topline answer from the Skift survey: Airbnb is the least used accommodation for the American millennials, only 3.7 percent of them said they stayed in an Airbnb during their last personal trip. This could be spun either way: either the hype doesn’t match reality, or that Airbnb is just getting going and there is tons of growth left for it. The hotel industry still has a long lead over other options, with almost 40 percent of millennials saying they used a hotel during their last trip. And hostels, which are potentially more-direct competitor of Airbnb-type accommodation, are still more popular than the sharing economy.||http://skift.com/2015/04/01/travel-habits-of-millennials-airbnb-least-used-for-accommodations-for-now/|
|4/2/2015||Money||Adoption, MarketCap||Global||Kickstarter, Gofundme||Yes||Crowdfunding Nearly Tripled Last Year, Becoming a $16 Billion Industry. In 2014, companies and individuals across the globe raised $16.2 billion through crowdfunding, according to a report released today by industry research firm Massolution. That’s a 167-percent increase from 2013, when $6.1 billion was raised. On the heels of a record year, crowdfunding is projected to lap itself again. This year, the industry is expected to generate $34.4 billion, according to the report.||http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244503|
|4/3/2015||Services, Personal||Valuation||USA||Shyp||Sources: Shyp Is Raising $50 Million At A $250 Million Valuation: "Prior to this round, Shyp had raised a total of $12.1 million, including a $10 million round in July last year. The previous round was led by Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford’s SherpaVentures. For a startup like Shyp, extra capital helps to expand to new cities — it’s currently available in Miami, New York and San Francisco"||http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/02/sources-shyp-is-raising-50-million-at-a-250-million-valuation/|
|4/4/2015||Money||Adoption, Revenues||Global||LendingClub Prosper Tilt||Yes||Crowdfunding platforms raised $16.2 billion last year. Which sectors pull in the crowds? http://econ.st/1adbvNg||https://twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/586446155191468032|
|4/4/2015||All||Adoption, Revenues, MarketCap||Global||Many||Yes||7% of the US population are already providers in the sharing economy.|
57% of consumers agree "access is the new ownership."
81% agree it's less expensive to share goods than to own them individually.
72% of consumer agree “I could see myself being a consumer in the Sharing Economy in the next 2 years."
19% of the US adult population has engaged in a sharing economy transaction.
The global revenue from “sharing economy” companies, according to the report, is estimated at $15 billion, and that figure’s projected to increase to approximately $335 billion by 2025
|4/7/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Revenues||USA||Uber||"Teling: "Uber accounted for 47 percent of all rides expensed by employees..."||http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-07/uber-is-winning-over-americans-expense-accounts|
|4/7/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Revenues, Disruption||USA||Uber||Yes||Additional data on Uber disrupting taxis, with a breakdown per popular american city||http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2015/04/14/uber-taking-a-larger-slice-of-the-business-travel-budget/|
|4/8/2015||Various||Adoption||UK||This generation of savvy consumers has led to 47% of us renting or sharing goods and services, generating an average annual saving of £531.10 a person, according to a report by car-sharing service Zipcar [pdf].||http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2015/apr/08/sharing-economy-startups-airbnb-business|
|4/8/2015||Various||MarketCap||UK||Still, despite these pressures, the sector is expected to boom. Research from PWCfound that the sharing economy in the UK could be worth around $15bn (or £9bn) in 2025.||http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2015/apr/08/sharing-economy-startups-airbnb-business|
|4/10/2015||Transportation||Break Even Analysis||USA||Uber||Uber is cheaper than taxis in most American cities, save NY. Data on when surge pricing is more expensive than taxis.||http://www.businessinsider.com/mathematical-breakdown-uber-vs-taxis-money-transportation-2015-4|
|4/12/2015||Transportation||Adoption||India||Uber||Success in the country is critical for Uber. India is the company’s second-biggest market in terms of cities where it operates—after the U.S.—and the country’s low rate of car ownership (about 24 cars per 1,000 people) presents Uber and others like it with a huge opportunity.|
Ride numbers in the 11 Indian cities where Uber operates have grown consistently at more than 40% month-to-month, said the company’s Mr. Singhal. Such growth is “pretty much unprecedented” for Uber globally, he said.
|4/15/2015||Transportation||Adoption||Europe||BlaBlaCar||After these two deals, BlaBlaCar now has 20 million members in 18 markets mostly in Europe — India was the company’s first expansion beyond Europe. In October, BlaBlaCar CEO Frédéric Mazzella told me that the company arranges 2 million rides per month.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/15/blablacar-acquires-its-biggest-competitor-carpooling-com-to-dominate-european-market/|
|4/15/2015||Transportation||Adoption||India||Ola||Related to that, Ola has set an ambitious target to reach 1 million drivers on its platform within the next three years. Currently the service has over 100,000 drivers, having grown that number from 10,000 one year ago.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/15/ola-series-e-400-million/|
|4/15/2015||Transportation||Adoption||SF||Uber||In the nine-county Bay Area, more than 20,000 people now drive for Uber, the San Francisco company said Tuesday. The number has more than doubled in a year.||http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Uber-among-region-s-biggest-employers-but-6199850.php|
|4/15/2015||Transportation||Adoption||SF||Uber||Various stats on riders adoption and more.||http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/uber-statistics/|
|4/16/2015||Goods||Valuation||Global||Etsy||Following a roadshow that took off at the end of March, the final price estimate before trading puts the Brooklyn-based company at a valuation of approximately $1.8 billion. NASDAQ: ETSY||http://www.zdnet.com/article/etsy-makes-it-official-prices-ipo-at-16-per-share/|
|4/16/2015||Goods||Adoption, Earnings. Revenues||Global||Etsy||Etsy boasts more than 1 million active sellers, with access to 19.8 million active buyers on the site. And the company says it has achieved just shy of $2 billion in gross sales last year, with buyers or sellers in nearly every country. They featured the cheese boards on Etsy, and orders poured in. During the holiday season, sales can hit six figures a month. The couple haul in $25,000 to $45,000 in revenue a month. "We really like the idea of people making stuff on their own," Stringer-Mowat said.|
Here's how Etsy works. Setting up a virtual shop on the site is free. But listing products costs 20 cents each for four months or until the goods sell, and then Etsy pockets 3.5 percent of each sale.
|4/18/2015||Transportation||Demographics, attitude||USA||Zipcar||yes||Zipcar's interpretation of this is that non-millennial city-dwellers are millennial-like (which makes urban millennials uber-millennial). Another way to look at it is that many of the preferences we attribute to millennials' age may ultimately have more to do with where they live.||http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/18/millennials-are-not-who-you-think-they-are/?utm_content=buffera0326&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer|
|4/18/2015||Crypto||Adoption, Valuation||Global||Bitcoin||Yes||22 nations around the globe are now home to a VC-backed bitcoin startup. However, your best bet raising funding is still in North America – Silicon Valley, to be precise.|
This quarter the US and Canada received 73% of all bitcoin funding (a figured that includes Coinbase and 21 Inc’s mammoth rounds). However, the 103 startups in Silicon Valley saw their share of all-time bitcoin funding rise from 45% to 59%.
They also scored 87% of the quarter's funding – despite the fact they only made up 29% of total bitcoin startups around the world.
Funding for US bitcoin companies is nearing the $500m mark, while its next competitor, the UK, is yet to reach $100m. At the bottom of the table for Q1 was Africa, with $1.1m invested in one startup, remittance platform BitPesa.
|4/20/2015||Services, Transportation||Workforce, Independent, Freelancer Worker, Adoption||USA||Yes||Earnings, benefits, and measures of poverty of contingent workers also differ from those of standard full-time workers. Contingent work can be unstable, or may afford fewer worker protections than standard work, depending on a worker’s particular employment arrangement. As a result, contingent work tends to lead to lower earnings, fewer benefits (such as retirement plans and health insurance), and a greater reliance on public assistance. Accounting for other factors that affect earnings, contingent workers earn less than standard workers on an hourly, weekly, and annual basis. GAO found that contingent workers earn about 10.6 percent less per hour than standard workers. Differences in earnings vary by industry and occupation. For example, contingent workers in the education industry earned significantly less annually, weekly, and hourly than similar standard workers, while in the construction industry only the difference in annual earnings was statistically significant. GAO also found that contingent workers are about two-thirds less likely than standard workers to have a work-provided retirement plan and less than half as likely to have work-provided health insurance.||http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-168R||Libby Reder|
|4/22/2015||Services, Transportation||Adoption, Attitudes||Odesk, Elance, Ebay Amazon.||Yes||Report says 9% of Independent Workers use On Demand Economy. about 2.7 million American independent workers report using at least one on-demand economy platform or marketplace as a source of work or income.The study defined the on-demand economy as including:online product marketplaces provided by firms such as EBay, Amazon and Etsy and others (Craigslist was excluded).|
Online talent marketplaces such as Freelancer.com, Elance - oDesk, and others
Sharing economy platforms and marketplaces such as Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and others
The online product platforms were most popular, with about 2.2 million U.S. independent workers reporting using them to generate income over the past year.
The online talent marketplaces came in second, with about 900,000 using them to generate work and the sharing economy platforms came in 3rd, with about 500,000 using them. The majority of on-demand economy workers said they worked part-time (83%) and most (63%) said they did this type of work to supplement their income. Independents working in the on-demand economy report strong satisfaction levels with 79% reporting they are either highly satisfied (61%) or satisfied (18%) with their work.Only 9% reported being dissatisfied. As the report chart below shows, almost half of those reporting working in the on-demand economy are millennials (ages 21-33).
|http://www.coindesk.com/5-facts-coindesks-state-bitcoin-report-q1-2015/||Aassia Haroon Haq|
|4/23/2015||Various||Adoption||Nederlands, Holland||Yes||Various Stats on Dutch sharing adoption, in Dutch http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/04/dutch-a-leading-nation-in-embedding-it-into-everyday-lives/||https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.multiscope.nl%2Fpersberichten%2Fnederlandse-deeleconomie-stroef-op-gang.html&sandbox=1||Brandon Charles|
|4/26/2015||Transportation||Earnings||USA||Uber, Lyft||No||According to the research:|
56% of people who work in the on-demand economy through online platforms report total earnings of $40,000 or less. For independent workers who do not participate in the on-demand economy, 46% are in this income range. This income figure includes what they earn from all sources of income, combined.
36% of on-demand workers report total earnings of $25,000 or less, compared to 22% of those who work outside of platforms
17% of on-demand workers bring in $75,000 or more, compared to 28% of free agents who work outside the platforms.
Eighty-three percent of respondents said they work part time on the platforms, not full-time, and 68% view it as a source of extra money.
|4/30/2015||Money||Adoption and Revenues||UK||P2P lending||P2P lending tops £2bn|
The peer-to-peer lending industry has now issued loans worth a cumulative £2.6bn, according to its trade body.
New figures from P2PFA also show that peer-to-peer platforms lent more than £459m in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of almost a third from the previous three months.
The combined net lending flow also exceeded £255m from January to March this year. These figures follow data by the P2PFA showing its members lent over £1.2bn alone in 2014.
|4/30/2015||Transportation||ROI||LA||Lyft, Uber||Long analysis of ride sharing vs driving, by a single passenger with a small ROI. "So, the bottom line here is that, as far as I can tell, I saved $89 because my friends gave me $83 in free rides. Without that, I basically saved $6."||http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2015/04/30/planning-a-trip-when-its-cheaper-to-take-uber-and-lyft-than-rent-a-car/|
|4/30/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Spending, Revenues, BurnRate, Regulation||USA||Lyft||Unverified data: "Lyft spends more than 60% of its revenue on marketing. According to the document, Lyft says it expects to spend 60.5% of the company's revenue on marketing spend in December 2015. The company says it spends $530 on marketing to "each driver and 22 passengers" in its headquarter city of San Francisco. Lyft says it takes roughly 9 months to recoup that $530.|
However, all that marketing spending has been paying off. The company says its ridership grew 4x in 2014. In December, the company delivered 2.2 million rides.
In 2014, Lyft says it booked $130 million in revenue. That's combined net revenue from its ride-hailing service Lyft Classic and gross revenue from its ridesharing service Lyft Line in December 2014. Lyft is projecting $796 million in revenue for 2015.
Besides growth in revenue, Lyft says it's seeing crazy growth in both ridership and drivers. Lyft reported 400 drivers and 40,000 rides in December 2012, 7,000 drivers and 488,000 rides in December 2013, and 51,000 drivers and 2.2 million rides in December 2014.
Lyft currently isn't profitable, according to the presentation. But soon it could be: "The company increased its share of each fare from 6.7 percent in July 2014 to 25.7 percent in December, the document says. The increase is expected to be less dramatic this year, reaching 26.2 percent in December 2015, according to the company's forecast."
Lyft has some choice words for Uber. The company's presentation describes Uber as having an "anti-social culture" with an "exclusive mentality."
In 2012, 9,000 people every month were hailing Lyft rides on the app. In 2014, that number grew to 631,000.
Lyft is making progress with regulation, a new battle for ride-hailing startups. In the presentation, Lyft says in 2014 it helped create 28 new regulations in 6 states.
|5/1/2015||Transportation||Adoption||Global||Uber||y||The Numbers Behind Uber's Exploding Driver Force: "Uber’s active driver base has grown from basically zero in mid-2012 to over 160,000 at the end of 2014. The number of new drivers has more than doubled every six months for the last two years. Most of that exponential growth has come from the cheaper UberX service, which in most areas lets drivers use their own cars to pick up riders. UberBlack, the commercial-licensed black car service, has seen steady but not exponential growth.|
|5/2/2015||Space||Adoption||US, Canada, Aus||Liquidspace||The app provides on-demand access to more than 5,500 flexible workspaces that can be booked by the hour, day or longer in nearly 600 cities across the U.S., Canada and Australia. In just a few taps, professionals can find the best place to do their best work – whether that's getting in the zone in a private office, plugging into the energy of a coworking space, or bringing ideas together in a meeting room||http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/liquidspace-introduces-new-app-for-iphone-bringing-workspace-freedom-to-the-mobile-workforce-300066959.html||Phil Kirschner|
|5/4/2015||Municipal||concerns||USA||Various||"Nearly three-quarters of city leaders said they want to see the "sharing" sector grow, according to National League of Cities survey responses from 245 leaders of municipalities large and small.|
Yet nearly two-thirds said they were concerned about the safety of using apps and websites that let everyday people rent out rooms, arrange car rides and provide other services to strangers. More than half the cities said they imposed no rules on "sharing" players, though their traditional counterparts -- like hotels and taxi companies -- often are regulated."
|5/11/2015||Money||Adoption, Marketcap||Global||Y||Globally, the volume of P2P payments is over $1 trillion and only a sliver of those transactions — just $5 billion in the U.S., for example — are currently conducted via mobile phones.|
Peer-to-peer payment apps solve real pain points for consumers. Our high-end estimate is that mobile P2P transactions volume could reach $86 billion in the U.S. by 2018.
|5/12/2015||Space||Adoption||Global||Airbnb||Airbnb Grows to a Million Rooms, and Hotel Rivals Are Quiet, for Now. By any measure, Airbnb’s growth has been stunning since the company was founded in 2008. It now has more than a million rooms available in homes, apartments and even former barns — more places to sleep than hotel giants like Marriott and Hilton.||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/business/airbnb-grows-to-a-million-rooms-and-hotel-rivals-are-quiet-for-now.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1|
|5/20/2015||All||Revenue, Payment||USA||Lyft, Uber,||"The average hourly wage in the on-demand economy is $18 an hour, with drivers in the ride-sharing economy and Airbnb hosts making the most at $25 an hour, according to a new study." and "The average hourly wage for an employee on private nonfarm payrolls was $24.87, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for April.|
To supplement their income, 25.7% of independent contractors in the study reported running a side business, while 25% had another full-time job, according to the study."
|5/20/2015||Various||Adoption, funding, and more||USA||Various||Yes||The 1099 Economy (also called the On-Demand Economy (ODE) or the Sharing Economy) is rapidly redefining how we experience many fundamental parts of our lives and, in the process, taking over the world. It's also reshaping the way we think about work. 34% of the American workforce have freelancer jobs, and Intuit estimates that by 2020, freelancers and independent contractors will make up 40% of the US labor force, with ODE workers representing a fast-growing sub-category. From traditional shift and hourly labor to high-skilled and technical services, few categories of work seem immune to being impacted by an 'Uber for X' model.|
As the population of 1099 workers grows, so does the need to understand them. Not only are they the fastest growing workforce in the world, they're also the lynchpin of the new economy—companies such as Uber and HomeJoy simply could not have succeeded without them. In this study, we dive into core themes around lifestyle and sustainability, needs and desires, and what it truly looks like to be a 1099 worker. Our team conducted an in-depth survey, reaching 1,000+ survey respondents. We supported survey responses by interviewing people on the front lines of the 1099 movement: entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders.
|5/20/2015||Transportation, Services||Time, Attitudes, Demographics||USA||Uber, Postmates, and Airbnb||Yes||Various stats regarding the on-demand worker, "A new study, released on Wednesday by Requests for Startups, a group of Stanford researchers and Y-Combinator alumni, surveyed roughly 1,000 on-demand workers about their work, earnings, and lifestyle. The study was collected electronically from workers who contract with 78 different tech companies, including Uber, Postmates, and Airbnb. Here are their most interesting findings:"||http://fusion.net/story/137028/the-hidden-anxieties-of-the-on-demand-start-up-worker/|
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|5/24/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Revenues, Funding||USA||Lyft, Uber||"While Lyft's growth has been impressive, it still trails Uber by a landslide in every significant comparison category. In 2013, Lyft had 7,000 drivers and 488,000 rides per month. In 2014, Lyft increased those average monthly driver and ride figures to 51,000 and 2.2 million, respectively. At the beginning of 2015, Lyft was doing about 2.5 million rides per month, and it expects to do about 205 million rides in 2016, or about 17 million per month."||http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/05/24/lyft-vs-uber-just-how-dominant-is-uber-ridesharing.aspx|
|5/26/2015||Transportation||Demographics, Satisfaction, Awareness, Adoption||SF||BikeSharing||Yes||"Researchers found that there are many socio-economic and demographic similarities among casual users, non-users, and annual users. The majority have a four-year or post-graduate degree (annual: 87%; casual: 82%; non-users: 79%); an annual household income of $50,000 or more (annual: 89%; casual: 71%; non- users: 66%); and are Caucasian (annual: 75%; casual: 70%; non-users: 71%).|
Understanding the geographic profile of casual users was also a primary goal of this study. Of casual users surveyed, 27% are from outside of the United States; 57% are from the United States but not the Bay Area; and 16% are from the Bay Area (n=106). Primary reasons for being in the Bay Area include sightseeing (64%) and work/business (19%).
Casual users also were probed regarding the pricing structure to gain insight into whether or not casual users understood the structure. Interestingly, researchers found that at least 53% of respondents did not understand the pricing structure, and the vast majority believed they were being charged less than they were.
General satisfaction with the system was high among casual users. Eighty-five percent were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the system’s ease of use; 82% were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with Bay Area Bike Share bicycle; 81% were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the pricing; and 46% were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the station locations."
|6/8/2015||Various||Employment, Adoption||USA||Various||A report by the U.S. General Accounting Office says 40.4% of the U.S. workforce is made up of contingent workers without secure jobs. The government did some rounding but some of the findings are shocking, especially from the U.S. government:|
Agency temps (1.3%)
On-call workers (people called to work when needed) (3.5%)
Contract company workers (3.0%)
Independent contractors who provide a product or service and find their own customers (12.9%)
Self-employed workers such as shop and restaurant owners, etc. (3.3%)
Standard part-time workers (16.2%)
|6/10/2015||Various||Various||Global||Various||Yes||Rating the best apps in the Sharing Economy on mobile app performance, by Applause||http://arc.applause.com/2015/06/10/rating-best-sharing-economy-apps/|
|6/10/2015||Services||Attitudes and Intentions||USA||Various||Yes||Stats on attitudes and intent of freelance on demand workers, by Intuit.||https://medium.com/the-on-demand-economy/the-unsung-heroes-of-the-on-demand-economy-adaf68d20b0a|
|6/10/2015||Various||Various stats on adotpion, funding, and more.||Switzerland||Various||Yes||About the study|
This study presents an assessment of the sharing economy in Switzerland. It also describes the opportunities for well-established companies to benefit from its growth. In cooperation with the data collection provider Research Now, Deloitte also conducted a survey of representative samples of more than 1400 individuals in Switzerland and in the USA. Our survey indicates that in the next 12 months, 55% of Swiss consumers will engage in rental of property or goods and services via a sharing economy platform. This is ten percentage points more than in the USA. In the French-speaking part of Switzerland 65% of the survey participants favour the sharing economy, compared to just 32% in the German- speaking part. In Switzerland 21% of our survey respondents are in favour of greater regulation of the sharing economy, while 36% are against. The Swiss are more doubtful about the need for further regulation than respondents in the USA, where 25% were in favour and 28% against.
|6/15/2015||Various||Various||Global||Various||Yes||Comprehensive report from Bloomberg: This is a must-read set of data that spans multiple areas.||http://newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com/document/4vz1acbgfrxz8uwan9/front|
|6/21/2015||Space||Revenue||Global||Airbnb||The typical Airbnb host makes $7530 renting out their own primary residence 66 days a year. http://goo.gl/E07umS||https://twitter.com/paulg/status/612777614239858688||Brian Cheksy tweet|
|6/23/2015||Various||Various||Global||Various||Yes||Business focused report offers new busienss models, case studies, on how large corporations can participate in the Collaborative Economy: "Changing to take a WE-approach can be a tough challenge to a company’s conventional way of thinking. It can feel both risky and inconvenient to open up to ideas from the outside, linking your success to others’, and engaging with all the other stakeholders that are part of creating the end-user’s experience. Increasingly, however, going it alone is not adequate to create the sort of solutions and value that the market demands. This guide will give you some suggestions on how to do it right."||http://we-economy.net/?page_id=928||Peter Hesseldahl|
|6/23/2015||Transportation||Carpooling adoption||USA||Uber, Lyft||The companies say customer interest has been high so far. Each company has since expanded the service to Austin, Los Angeles, and New York City, and Uber has launched POOL in Paris. Lyft says that 50% of rides in San Francisco are Lyft Line rides, and a little more than 20% of all Lyft rides in the city start or end within a quarter mile of commuter rail stops. “That’s notable,” says Shahe||http://time.com/3923031/uber-lyft-carpooling/?utm_content=buffer8ae64&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer|
|7/1/2015||Various||Various||Europe||yes||Rapid growth tipped for the sharing economy in Europe, driven by disruptive brands like Airbnb|
To date, cars have been the most borrowed item, but sharing of holiday accommodation is predicted to overtake this
Sharers make an average of €2,500 annually to supplement their incomes
|7/6/2015||Space, Services, Food, Transportation||Trust||USA||Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, GetAround and Feastly||60 Percent of 18 to 34-Year-Old Travelers Trust Non-Traditional Travel Services Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, GetAround and Feastly|
Millennials planning to spend less on summer vacations are more trusting of, and likely to use, the ‘sharing economy’ for travel in 2015, according to the sixth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index released today by Allianz Global Assistance USA.
Millennials planning to spend less on summer vacations are more trusting of, and likely to use, the ‘sharing economy’ for travel in 2015, according to the sixth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index released today by Allianz Global Assistance USA.
|7/8/2015||Transportation||Adoption||Americas||Enterprise, Lyft, Uber||yes||Innovative Mobility Carsharing Outlook – Summer 2015 by UC Berkeley||http://innovativemobility.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Summer-2015-Carsharing-Outlook_Final.pdf||susanshaheen1|
|7/10/2015||Transportation||Adoption||Brazil||Uber||yes||Uber vs Taxis||https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204747229707362&set=a.1031002782084.2006210.1435802396&type=1&fref=nf&pnref=story||Maria Paula Oliveira|
|7/10/2015||Services, Transportation||Adoption, Jobs, Growth||USA||Various||With an estimated 17 million Americans classified as contractors today and projections that 40% of the workforce will be classified as freelancers by 2020, this issue is about the fastest growing sector of job growth. Many of these independent contractor jobs are coming from new service and tech companies like mine in the “on demand” or “sharing” economy. Startups like Uber, Lyft, Handy, Instacart (*which announced on June 22 that it was evaluating converting some 1099 to W-2 contracts), Postmates, and many more assert that they afford independent contractors access to flexible work as digital “third party platforms”—the technological middlemen—that connect workers to tasks.||http://qz.com/448846/the-on-demand-economy-doesnt-have-to-imitate-uber-to-win/||Arun.|
|7/14/2015||Transportation||Employment vs Contractors||Global||Uber||On the other, Uber — which directly employs fewer than 4,000 of the more than 160,000 people in the United States who depend on it for at least part of their livelihood — and similar companies pose a challenge to longstanding notions of what it means to hold a job.||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/business/rising-economic-insecurity-tied-to-decades-long-trend-in-employment-practices.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0||sarah horotwitz|
|7/15/2015||Transportation||Revenues||China, USA||Uber||Uber reportedly expects to do US$1.1 billion in total sales in China in 2015, but it also expects to post losses of US$1.1 billion there this year. Over the next three years, Uber apparently expects its China business to lose US$3 billion.||https://www.techinasia.com/report-uber-trouble-raising-china-fund-expects-lose-3b-3-years/||Vivian Wang|
|7/20/2015||Transportation||Revenues, Earnings||USA||Uber, Lyft||Yes||Stats on what Uber and Lyft drivers make in US cities||http://www.geekwire.com/2015/nyc-top-of-the-heap-when-it-comes-to-uber-lyft-earnings-seattle-lands-at-no-13/|
|7/21/2015||Transporation, Space||Usage, Awareness, Attitudes, Spending||USA||Various||Yes||Almost six out of ten Millennial Americans are aware of the sharing economy but less than half of consumers as a whole have knowledge of such services. Nothing particularly surprising there – brands such as Airbnb, Uber, Lyft et al have arguably positioned themselves (and by the mainstream) to that generation of young folk. That is slowly changing, obviously (thus the 47% figure of all generations being aware, according to a study by Allianz Global Assistance). But there is still a certain degree of confusion, perhaps apprehension about “sharing”-type services, Allianz found. The study showed that only 8% of travellers considered sharing economy services have a “better quality product” than those featured on so-called established methods such as online travel agencies (41%). In fact, OTAs appear to be winning across the board when it comes to other factors such as authenticity of local experiences, value for money, booking flow, customer support and overall experience. - See more at: http://www.tnooz.com/article/allianz-sharing-economy/#sthash.0JUnGwrt.dpuf||http://www.tnooz.com/article/allianz-sharing-economy/|
|7/22/2015||Transportation||Frequency, Bookings||USA||Boatbound||From all of Boatbound’s June bookings across the U.S., the D.C. region made up 5.8 percent of them — close to No. 1 Seattle at 6.3 percent and ahead of New York (3.6 percent) and Chicago (3.5 percent).. The peer-to-peer boating company has had more than $20 million in bookings since it was founded in June 2013. The company, which keeps 35 percent of every booking, provides $3 million in insurance to ease the minds of participating boat owners.||http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/techflash/2015/07/the-sharing-economy-takes-to-greater-washingtons.html|
|7/22/2015||Transportation||Adoption||NY||Uber, Airbnb||Throughout last week, Uber accounted for just a little over 3,200 drivers per hour in New York City, or about a quarter of the number of the city’s licensed taxis, according to data it released this morning. The company argues this is a drop in the bucket relative to the 2.7 million vehicles that enter the city every single day. However, transit researcher Charles Komanoff ran Uber’s own data this morning through his model of New York City traffic, and calculated that the service probably slows speeds by 7.7 percent in Manhattan’s city core.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/22/uber-airbnb-and-the-conflict-between-policys-ratchet-effect-and-techs-accelerating-speed/|
|7/27/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Impact||USA||Zipcar||Yes||new research finds business use of zipcar reduces personal car ownership|
about 40 percent of zipcar for business members report selling or avoiding buying a car
|7/29/2015||Various||Growth, Jobs, MarketCap||USA||Various||Study: Ride hailing created $519 million in growth, and the sector created 22,000 jobs||http://thehill.com/policy/technology/249594-businesses-like-uber-lyft-produced-519m-in-growth-study-finds|
|7/29/2015||Services, Transportation||Adoption, Jobs, Growth||USA||Various||y||"We find that the number of workers in the gig economy grew between 8.8 and 14.4 percent from 2002 to 2014. For comparison, overall employment increased by 7.2 percent over the same period. Independent contractors constitute a significant portion of gig workers, and grew by 2.1 million workers from 2010 to 2014, accounting for 28.8 percent of all jobs added during the recovery. The online gig economy has experienced significant growth as well. Faster growth in taxis and boarding rooms since the arrival of companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb indicates that online gig jobs are transforming the labor force. In particular, the data suggest that the ride sharing industry has helped bring in an additional $519 million in economic activity from 2009 to 2013, and created 22,000 jobs in the sector." and " Overall, we estimate that in 2014 there were 20.5 million to 29.7 million people in the alternative work arrangements that are often featured in the gig economy, constituting 14.0 percent to 20.3 percent of all employed people."||http://americanactionforum.org/research/independent-contractors-and-the-emerging-gig-economy|
|7/29/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Impact||USA||Zipcar||Study Finds Zipcar Membership Reduces Personal Car Ownership: The study found that around 20 percent of corporate Zipcar members reported that they sold a personally owned car after joining the program. In addition, another 20 percent avoided buying a car as a result of joining the car sharing service.|
Overall, the study reports the use of Zipcars for work has helped decrease the need for at least 33,000 vehicles on the roads of North America. Of the people who abandoned car ownership, 41 percent take public transportation, 22 percent travel via bicycle and another 41 percent walk more often.
|http://www.travelpulse.com/news/car-rental-and-rail/study-finds-zipcar-membership-reduces-personal-car-ownership.html||Susan Shaheen @SusanShaheen1 56m|
|8/1/2015||Transportation||History, adoption||Global||Yes||Interactive: Brief history of Car Sharing||http://carclubblog.easycar.com/the-history-of-car-sharing/|
|8/3/2015||Space||Adoption||China||Tujia||Tujia, the Airbnb of China " Tujia, which means “home on a journey,” is focusing on expanding its services into Asian destinations popular with Chinese travelers, Melissa Yang, the co-founder and chief technology officer, said in an interview. Tujia expects to list 400,000 to 500,000 properties for rent by year’s end, from more than 300,000 now, she said."||http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-03/china-s-airbnb-gets-1-billion-valuation-in-latest-funding-round|
|8/12/2015||Transportation, Services, Space||Frequency, Adoption||SF||Uber, Airbnb||Yes||Three major findings stand out. First, there are clear growth surges in nonemployer firms in each of the two industries associated with passenger ground transit between 2010 (when Uber launched in San Francisco) and 2013, and in the two industries linked with traveler accommodation from 2009 (the year AirBnB opened). These increases amount to thousands of workers earning a living in some way (either supplemental or in full) because of these platforms. Because of the way income activity is reported, this is almost certainly an undercount—representing a lower bound on activity. This suggests an increase in the number of contractors employed in these industries||https://hbr.org/2015/08/the-gig-economy-is-real-if-you-know-where-to-look?utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=Socialflow|
|8/14/2015||Various||Adoption||HK||Nearly one in three people in Hong Kong who use the internet dip into sharing services like car-hailing app Uber, flat-rental site Airbnb, crowdfunding operations or other peer-to-peer platforms as many as eight times a year, a new survey has found.||http://www.scmp.com/tech/apps-gaming/article/1849246/one-third-hong-kongs-internet-users-turn-apps-uber-airbnb-sharing|
|8/21/2015||Transportation, Services, Space||Demographics, Adoption||Uber, Airbnb||"10% of Airbnb hosts are over 60 and nearly 25% of Uber drivers are over 50||http://time.com/money/4005009/sharing-economy-senior-citizens-uber-airbnb/?xid=tcoshare|
|8/25/2015||Transportation||Adoption||AUS||DriveMyCar||"Dubbed ‘DriveMyCar: Business’, with access to more than 13.5 million cars registered in Australia, the service is tapping into under-utilised private cars - and making them available to businesses.|
Boasting prices of up to 62% lower than ‘traditional car rental firms’ due to the fact DriveMyCar doesn’t own any of the vehicles it offers, nor has traditional physical overheads like traditional car rental companies, the rates advertised on DriveMyCar neverthless ‘include collision and damage cover, registration, CTP, servicing & maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance.’"
"aiming to become the preferred alternative option to traditional corporate car rental providing flexible rental options from 7 days to 12 months and prices from $21 a day.
|9/9/2015||Goods||Overview||Global||Makers||Yes||Powerpoint indicating the five types of makers, industry stats and more||http://www.slideshare.net/PSFK/psfk-the-makers-manual-2015-update?ref=http://www.psfk.com/2015/09/makers-manual-intel-americas-greatest-makers-maker-movement.html|
|9/15/2015||Services||adoption, prediction, forecast||UK||Brits believe the 9-5 job will give way to the "Gig Economy." Trends that came with self-employment possibilities such as Uber and Airbnb have caused UK workers to think the traditional 9-5 working day is something of the past. Only 13% of Brits think that they will be working in a traditional employment situation in 2025, a study by Intuit shows.|
Self-employment companies have become increasingly popular with the rise of the sharing economy and have generated a lot of scrutiny because of employee uncertainties. However, one in five UK employees generate up to £1,500 ($2,300) a week in income from the sharing economy, some in addition to full-time employment.
|9/22/2015||Transportation||Sustainbility, Emissions||USA||Yes||Zero- and Low-Emission Vehicles in U.S. Carsharing Fleets: Impacts of Exposure on Member Perceptions: The California Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate, adopted in 1990, was aimed at increasing the sale and dissemination of low- or zero-emission vehicles throughout the California auto market. ZEVs include plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs). In an attempt to accelerate the exposure of ZEVs in the general population, in 2001, additional credits were allotted to automakers in return for placing ZEVs into transportation networks, such as carsharing fleets. This policy is set to end in 2018. This white paper presents the results of a study that evaluated the impacts of ZEV exposure on United States carsharing users. Two surveys were administered to members of several carsharing organizations that use PHVs or EVs in their fleet including: car2go, DriveNow, eGo, and Zipcar. One was a control group survey, which was comprised of 1,742 respondents, and the other was an experimental group survey, covering 1,920 respondents.||http://tsrc.berkeley.edu/node/956|
|9/24/2015||Money||Predictions, Adoption, Impacts||Global||Bitcoin||Yes||World Economic Forum Survey Projects Blockchain 'Tipping Point' by 2023: Compiled by the WEF's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society, the report included the results of a survey of more than 800 information and communications executives and experts. Perhaps most notable among the poll's findings is that those surveyed believe the "tipping point" for government use of the blockchain will occur by 2023. While 58% of survey-takers expect bitcoin and the blockchain to hit mainstream, accounting for 10% of global GDP, by 2025, WEF forecasted the expected date as 2027. "Currently, the total worth of bitcoin in the blockchain is around $20bn, or about 0.025% of global GDP of around $80tn," the report read.||http://www.coindesk.com/world-economic-forum-governments-blockchain/|
|9/29/2015||Space, Transportation||Revenues, Growth||USA||Uber, Airbnb||Yes||Long Tail of Supply: Building Inventory with No Time or Capital Constraints|
Airbnb is forecasting $10 billion in revenue by 2020 and in order to achieve this, we calculate it needs to add 12 million accommodation listings, the equivalent of 12,000 hotels. This would take a traditional player like Hilton Worldwide nearly a century to achieve at a cost of $170 billion.
Blue Ocean of Demand: Expanding Total Addressable Market (TAM) Beyond Traditional Categories
Uber is not only disrupting incumbents, but also gaining access to new tiers of non-customers. In San Francisco, Uber is generating driver revenue of $500 million a year, in excess of three times the $140 million revenue of the taxi market industry as a whole.
|10/1/2015||Services||Adoption, Attitudes||USA||Upwork||Yes||"Freelancing in America: 2015" is the most comprehensive measurement of the independent labor force in the U.S. How many Americans are freelancing? Why? And what is the outlook for freelancing in America?|
This study, conducted by an independent research firm and commissioned in partnership by Upwork and the Freelancers Union, surveyed over 7,000 U.S. workers to answer these questions and more. Results showed that approaching 54 million people did freelance work in the past year, driven first and foremost by the lure of a more flexible lifestyle. 2nd annual “Freelancing in America” study finds more people are freelancing by choice — 60% said they started more by choice, up 7 percentage points from last year. 50% of freelancers say they would not quit freelancing and take a traditional job with an employer — no matter how much it paid. New York and San Francisco — More than one in three U.S. workers — 53.7 million Americans — are now freelancing, according to the second annual “Freelancing in America” survey.
|10/5/2015||Services||attitudes, adoption||USA||Yes||As this workforce grows, we also see that Americans are increasingly freelancing by choice -- 60 percent of freelancers initially made the jump by choice, up 7 percentage points from last year. Despite this encouraging trend, we also see a growing recognition that workers’ needs aren’t being met. In fact, 63 percent of freelancers say we need more open discussion of how to empower the independent workforce.|
The vast majority of freelancers, for example, remain worried about their current lack of a safety net. They listed things like the cost of health insurance, the ability to save for retirement, unpredictable income and client nonpayment as major concerns.
Our study also shows that 86 percent of the nation’s freelancers are likely to vote in 2016, and 62 percent are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports freelancers’ interests. Unfortunately, less than a quarter of freelancers see political leaders as actively supporting their interests.
|10/5/2015||Various||attitudes, adoption||USA, Canada||Yes||Crowd Companies and Vision Crirtical Report: The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy: More than 110 million North Americans are now part of the collaborative economy. Participation has grown by 25 percent in the past year: for every four people who were sharing a year ago, the collaborative economy has attracted one new recruit. Part of that growth came from people who broadened their sharing from buying and/ or selling pre-owned goods to trying the next generation of sharing services. Last year, 16 percent of American sharers engaged only in buying and selling pre-owned goods; this year, that’s down to 10 percent, as more people try a broader range of sharing services.||http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2015/10/05/report-the-new-rules-of-the-collaborative-economy-2015-data-on-the-rise-of-sharing/|
|10/13/2015||Transportation||Adoption, Valuation, Drivers||USA||Lyft, Uber||"Logan Green, CEO of Lyft, the company whose app brought us four strangers together, thinks encounters like this are the future of urban transport. They’re going to make it greener and more efficient while saving Lyft from being crushed by its competitor Uber, which has more than eight times Lyft’s $1 billion in funding and several times Lyft’s roughly 100,000 active drivers."||http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/541791/lyfts-search-for-a-new-mode-of-transport/|
|10/19/2015||Transportation||DUI, Driving, Restaurant||California||Uber, Lyft||According to figures supplied by the California Highway Patrol, drunk driving citations in Los Angeles County dropped by 5.6 percent in 2014 compared with the prior year (14,874 citations in 2014 versus 15,765 in 2013).|
The Los Angeles Police Department, on the other hand, provided data on “DUI-related traffic collisions.” If you compare figures from 2014 and 2013 from the Central, South, West and Valley traffic divisions, there’s no dramatic change. The Central Division actually reported more DUI-related collisions — 337 in 2014, up from 285 in 2013. The Valley Division also reported an increase — 707 in 2014, up from 654 in 2013. But the South and West divisions reported a small decrease in DUI-related collisions.
|2008||Transportation||Usage, Attitudes, Impacts||North America||Uber, Lyft||See image||25% sell a vehicle due to carsharing; 25% postpone the purchase of a vehicle due to carsharing. More people increased use of public transit and non-motorized modal use vs. decreased||https://twitter.com/jowyang/status/656940551472746496||http://innovativemobility.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/SharedMobility_WhitePaper_FINAL.pdf|
|10/21/2015||Transportation||Overview||Global||Zipcar, Car2go||See image||Four types of carsharing service models: roundtrip carsharing, peer-to-peer carsharing, one-way carsharing, fractional ownership carsharing||https://twitter.com/jowyang/status/656939920489971712||http://innovativemobility.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/SharedMobility_WhitePaper_FINAL.pdf|
|11/1/2015||Transportation||Usage, Frequency, Adoption||North America||Various||Yes||An aggregate‐level study of 6,281 people who participated in carsharing programs in the U.S. and Canada documented these impacts: 25 percent of members sold a vehicle due to carsharing, and another 25 percent postponed purchasing a vehicle. The study concluded that one carsharing vehicle replaces 9 to 13 vehicles among carsharing members.||http://innovativemobility.org/?project=shared-mobility-definitions-industry-developments-and-early-understanding|
|11/20/2015||Space||Usage||Global||Airbnb||Airbnb had 23.8 million nights booked in Q3 2015, up from 11.3 million nights in Q3 2014.|
Airbnb ended the third quarter with more than 1.7 million total active listings.
More than 70% of nights booked on Airbnb are outside the U.S.
As of October 2015, there were 61 information technology-based public bikesharing systems in the U.S. (spread over 87 cities), with approximately 30,750 bikes and 3,200 stations.
Bikesharing members in larger cities rode the bus less, attributable to reduced cost and faster travel associated with bikesharing.
50% of bikesharing members reduced personal auto usage. 5.5% sold or postponed a vehicle purchase
Ridesharing - 92% report would have still made the trip without Uber/Lyft; 33% would have taken public transit; 20% avoided driving after drinking
|Airbnb Raises Over $100 Million as It Touts Strong Growth - WSJ|
|Have to purchase this article to read||http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2847250|
|11/20/2015||Transportation||Usage||New York City||Lyft, Uber||Yes||Lyft drivers took New York City riders on an average of about 10,000 trips each day in August, more than double the average of the year-earlier month, according to data provided by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.|
Lyft executives said the company’s gains in New York highlight its potential as a new transportation option and alternative to car ownership. The company said more than half of its New York City trips come via its carpooling option.
The company’s 10,326 average daily trips in August add to a robust rise since April, the month it began regularly providing data to the city. But Lyft’s slice of the New York City market is dwarfed by that of Uber. Its deep-pocketed rival notched an average of 106,986 trips each day in August, more than 10 times the number of daily Lyft trips that month, the city’s data show.
The number of Uber’s trips in August marked a fourfold increase from a year earlier. The company’s rapid growth fueled a push earlier this year by New York City to impose a cap on for-hire vehicles city officials blamed for worsening congestion in Manhattan.
|12/3/2015||Various||Usage||USA||Various||Yes||46% of Americans participated in the sharing economy, up from 19% last year. |
19.47% of Americans have used a short-term rental service.
24.39%, almost a quarter, of Americans have been a passenger of a ride-sharing service.
|7/12/2015||Transportation||Usage, Impacts||North America||Various||Yes||Bikeshare systems offer numerous benefits: reduced transportation costs, congestion, and fuel use; increased mobility and use of alternative travel modes; economic development; health benefits; greater environmental awareness|
Within the four cities studied, bikeshare members were younger, disproportionately male, more likely to be non-Hispanic white and significantly more educated than the general population.
Reduced rail use was reported in Downtown Washington D.C., helping to alleviate rail congestion
Minneapolis-St. Paul bikeshare members used rail more often as the bikes made it more convenient to travel to rail stations
|12/11/2015||Transportation||Usage, Adoption||Global||Uber, Zipcar, Various||Thilo Kosloski, the analyst from Gartner Research, predicts that "by 2025, 20 percent of cars will not be owned by an individual."|
In Berlin, Germany, there are 10,000 fewer automobiles today than there were a decade ago, even though the city's population grew by more than 100,000 residents during that time.
In the US, car sharing and ride sharing are increasing at a 34-percent compounded annual growth rate. At that rate they could capture 24 million customers by 2025.
According to AAA, it costs the average household 58 cents a mile to own and operate a new car. If you drive 15,000 miles a year that's $8,700, including depreciation and everything else. Car sharing could potentially cut that in half to only $4,350 a year. That's a savings of over $4,000 a year per car. How many households do you think would like to save $4,000 a year?
|12/11/2015||Various||Attitudes, Impacts||USA||Various||No||76% of U.S. adults familiar with the sharing economy believe it’s better for the environment.|
“80% of the things in our homes are used less than once a month, and self-storage has increased by 1,000% over the past three decades.”
And underutilized goods don’t make us happy. A 2014 survey by the Center for a New American Dream reported that a whopping 91% of Americans believe that “the way we live produces too much waste,” and 70% agree that, “we [Americans] consume more resources and produce more waste compared to other countries.” Sixty-four percent agree that, “sharing lowers environmental impacts.”
According to a study conducted by the Cleantech Group, for example, Airbnb claims that, in a year, its guests avoided greenhouse gas emissions comparable to 33,000 cars on North American roads, and saved the equivalent of enough water to fill 270 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Reports vary in the auto industry. Zipcar has said that “every Zipcar takes at least 20 personally owned vehicles off the road.” A Transportation Research Board study is somewhat more modest, however, reporting that, “at least five private vehicles are replaced by each shared car.” Yet another report, from the University of California Transportation Center, puts the number higher, at nine to 13 cars taken off the road.
Numbers related to business-car use seem somewhat more reliable. The Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) estimated that 20% of users driving Zipcar vehicles for business (who joined through an employer) had sold a personal car after becoming a member, and another 20% avoided buying a car for the same reasons. The report said further that the business program as a whole had “eliminated the need for roughly 33,000 vehicles across North America.”
Making better use of under-utilized products is probably the most obvious, if vaguely quantified, environmental benefit of the sharing economy.
|12/10/2015||Various||Adoption, Definition||USA||Various||Yes||54 million freelancers in America, counting any worker who has done any freelance work|
However, the number of freelancers freelancing for their primary income shrank in 2015 to 12.3 percent of the employed workforce over the age of 18, from 13.5 percent in 2014.
In 2015, the number of people classified as diversified workers (defined as "people with multiple sources of income from a mix of traditional employers and freelance work," but who are not necessarily primarily freelancers) jumped by more than 50 percent.
|12/3/2015||Various||Adoption||USA||Various||Yes||Roughly 60 percent of respondents said on-demand work was a source of extra cash, with a third saying it was their primary source of income.|
On-demand workers are seeing their standard of living improve because of the gig economy -- 48 percent of respondents said so.
That freelancing has become a source of upward mobility in part explains its growing appeal. It's also keeping workers sane, our data reveals.
People all over the country are getting involved, whether it be to pursue a higher standard of living, find a better work/life balance, or create a new primary source of income.
|1/6/2016||Various||Usage, Feelings||U.S.||Uber, Lyft, Etsy, Various||Yes, Infographic w/ graphs||According to a first-of-its-kind poll from TIME, strategic communications and global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller and the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, 44% of U.S. adults have participated in such transactions, playing the roles of lenders and borrowers, drivers and riders, hosts and guests. The number this represents, more than 90 million people,|
TIME’s poll of 3,000 people, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland in late November, found that 22% of American adults, or 45 million people, have already offered some kind of good or service in this economy. About one-third, whom we might call motivated offerers rather than casual ones, aren’t just earning extra bucks; they either make more than 40% of their income in this economy, describe it as their primary source of income or say they can’t get work in a more traditional job.
42% of Americans are Users
22% of Americans are Offerers
*Most Offerers are also Users
Ride Sharing -- 22% Users, 10% Offerers (Uber, Lyft, Sidecar)
Accommodation Sharing -- 19% Users, 9% Offerers (Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway)
Service Platforms -- 17% Users, 11% Offerers (Handy.com, Care.com, TaskRabbit)
Car Rental -- 14% Users, 6% Offerers (Car2go, Zipcar, Getaround)
Food & Goods Delivery -- 11% Users, 7% Offerers (Instacart, Postmates, Caviar)
Americans who have offered Services:
71% Positive about working in the industry
Agree that the industry is exploiting a lack of regulation:
Offerers - 58% Agree, 29% Disagree
General Population - 47% Agree, 16% Disagree
*They're split on whether the government should get involved
|1/8/2016||Various||Usage||USA||Uber, Lyft, Various||Yes||Same data as Time article above, plus|
the survey produced another staggering finding: 14.4 million people, it said, rely on the gig economy as a major source of income.
|1/10/2016||Various||Usage||USA||Uber, Lyft, various||Yes||Same data as Time article and IB Times above||http://www.holmesreport.com/research/article/for-most-users-of-on-demand-economy-positives-outweigh-negatives|
|?||Various||Usage||USA||None||Yes, Infographic||ACCESS, NOT OWNERSHIP
It’s not just homes: Millennials have been reluctant to buy items such as cars, music and luxury goods. Instead, they’re turning to a new set of services that provide access to products without the burdens of ownership, giving rise to what's being called a "sharing economy."
“25 YEARS FROM NOW, CAR SHARING WILL BE THE NORM, AND CAR OWNERSHIP AN ANOMALY.”
- Jeremy Rifkin, Author and Economist
Source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research
|1/19/2016||Space||Usage||Australia||Airbnb||Yes, Infographic||Airbnb has 60,000 Australian properties on its books - expects to double it over the next 12 mo.|
"A Deloitte Access Economics report estimates that more than 50 per cent of NSW consumers have used a digitally enabled shared product or service that includes transport, accommodation, education, employment and finance, and that 45,000 people earned income from the collaborative economy in the last year alone."
|1/19/2016||Space||Usage||Australia||Uber, Airbnb||Also known as the collaborative economy, it’s estimated the industry brings more than $500 million into the state every year. (NSW)|
A Deloitte Access Economics report estimated that more than 50 per cent of NSW consumers had used services such as Uber and Airbnb, while 45,000 people earned income from the collaborative economy.
|1/21/2016||Transportation, Various||Usage||International||Uber, Airbnb||Yes||Uber usage by business travelers surpassed taxi and car rentals in 2015|
In 2015, for the first time, more people used Uber (41 percent) than taxis (20 percent) or rental cars (39 percent) while on business trips.
What’s more, it’s reported that the number of people staying in Airbnb properties while on work trips grew 259 percent during the same time period.
|2/12/2016||Various||Usage||International||Uber, Airbnb||Yes||Uber delivered its one-billionth ride five-and-a-half years after launching.|
Uber covers 75 percent of the US population.
The top 40 Airbnb hosts in New York have each grossed at least $400,000 over the past three years (from 2013).
If its pace of growth continues, Airbnb’s supply could be larger than that of the top 10 hotel companies combined within two years.
Airbnb lists properties in 97 percent of the world’s countries and has over 2 million listings.
In San Francisco, taxis saw a 65 percent decline in average trips per cab in less than two years (January 2012–August 2014).
|2/1/2016||Transportation||Various||Worldwide||Various||Yes||As of October 2014, carsharing was operating in 33 countries, five continents, and an estimated 1,531 cities with approximately 4.8 million members sharing over 104,000 vehicles. Europe, the largest carsharing region measured by membership, accounts for 46% of worldwide membership and 56% of global fleets deployed. The world’s second largest carsharing market, North America, accounts for 34% of worldwide members and 23% of vehicle fleets. In 2014, Mexico maintained the highest member-vehicle ratios (131:1), followed by 107:1 in Italy. |
As of October 2014, one-way carsharing accounted for 17.6% of global membership and 23.3% of global fleets deployed (based on data provided through expert interviews). As of October 2014, roundtrip carsharing accounted for 82.4% and 76.7% of global membership and fleets deployed, respectively. Regionally, North America had the largest percentage of oneway memberships, representing 27.4% of the continent’s carsharing membership. Europe had the greatest percentage of one-way fleets regionally, representing 31.1% of the continent’s carsharing fleet.
(More data detailed by continent)
|2/10/2016||Coworking||Various||Switzerland, Global||None||Yes||How digital technnology and the sharing economy are changing the Swiss workforce'|
55% of Swiss citizens indicated that they intend to use the sharing economy.
The number of fixed desks for every 10 knowledge-intensive workers will decreates from 8 to 7 in 2020. (Globally)
61% of coworking providers believe in the medium term growth in customer demand will come mainly from freelancers.
Co-working space users: Freelancers 79%, Startup entrepreneurs 68%, SME entrepreneurs 45%, Employees SMEs (equal to or less than 250 employees) 29%, Employees of large companies (more than 250 employees) 24%
47% of Swiss CFOs consider flexible ways of working in their location strategies
Increased flexibility of working can contribute substantially to reducing the amount of traffic at peak times of day. CHF 100 million in Swiss public transportation costs could be saved annually if flexible workspace models were used more extensively
|2/18/2016||Various||Earnings||USA & UK||Uber, Airbnb||Yes||Americans who make money from performing tasks on labour platforms such as Uber and TaskRabbit, a marketplace for outsourcing errands, earn an average of $533 (£373) extra each month.|
Participants who rent assets on capital platforms such as home rental site Airbnb and eBay, can make an additional $314 every month, on average.
The bank estimated that during the study period, 10.3m people – more than the population of New York City, or 4.2pc of American adults – made money from the sharing economy.
Over the three years, that number increased 47-fold.
In any given month, 2.5m people, or 1pc of adults in the US, earned money from the sharing economy – which could account for as much as 30pc of total income.
|2/17/2016||Various||Usage||USA||None||Yes||The 2015 data shows that independents currently stand 30.2 million strong. This number accounts for the number of people who regularly work both full and part-time as an independent. This does not count “Occasional Independents,” or those who pursue freelance or independent work on an “as needed” or “as desired” basis. This population is estimated at an additional 11.9 million individuals in 2015. That brings the total of the adult independent workforce to 42.1 million in 2015, an increase of 5.7 percent over the 39.8 million in 2014.||http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/269611-sizing-the-independent-workforce-a-by-the-numbers-breakdown|
BIG shift: In 2005, 10% of US workers in some kind of gig-based employment. 2015? 16%
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|3/29/2016||Various||Usage||USA||Uber, Various||Yes||All net U.S. job growth since 2005 has been in contracting gigs'|
Overall employment for all jobs, as measured by the Census, increased by 9.1 million (6.5%) from 140.4 million in February 2005 to 149.4 million in November 2015. As measured by Katz and Krueger, the share of workers in alternative work arrangements climbed from 10.1% in 2005 to 15.8% in 2015. This implies that the number of workers employed in alternative arrangements increased by 9.4 million (66.5%) from 14.2 million in February 2005 to 23.6 million in November 2015.
|One in Three Americans (36%) Likely to Use Sharing Economy Services on Vacation This Summer|
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