Collaborative Economy Honeycomb 2 –Watch it Grow

Collaborative Economy Honeycomb 2.0

Above Image: Honeycomb 2.0, click and access multiple sizes stored on Flickr, Please share widely, with attribution, non-commercially.

The first version had six industries –now it’s twelve

I’ll be releasing this graphic on stage tomorrow at LeWeb conference in Paris, on a session called 2015: The Year of the Crowd.

Seven months ago, in May 2014, we published the first version of the Collaborative Economy Honeycomb, which is also embedded at the bottom of this post. It contained six families of industries that are being impacted by P2P commerce, including: 1) Goods, 2) Food, 3) Services, 4) Transportation, 5) Space, and 6) Money. Today, we felt obliged to update the graphic, as it’s quickly expanded into many other industries and verticals. While many of these startups have been around for years, the new Honeycomb contains additional startups in the six original hexes, as well as noting expansion into these areas:

  1. Health & Wellness: For example, Helparound.co enables P2P diabetes care, including sharing of insulin and pumps.
  2. Logistics: For example, Postmates enables the final mile of delivery, and Roost enables P2P home storage.
  3. Corporate: Now corporations can have their own Uber-like experience with LocalMotion or build their own Airbnb with Near-me.
  4. Utilities: Power sharing with Vandebron, crowdfunded solar with Solar Mosaic, and WiFi sharing with Fon.
  5. Municipal: Cities are sharing street cleaning vehicles on Munirent, and public bike systems are heavily funded with Velib.
  6. Learning: Numerous startups enable students to share books on Chegg, as well as online training led by instructors and peers.

It’s worth noting that in the newer hex areas, they are often fewer logos as the market is young –in the more central hex areas, we had to remove logos due to excessive market crowding –a sign of market saturation in one area. I expect to see new hex areas in data, analytics, and a variety of new startups that offer help to providers such as insurance, financial services, benefits and more.

About this multi-month project
For transparency, these startups reflect those that were recommended by our members, industry experts, or which have received notable funding in the recent months. You can learn more about the funding, on this massive funding spreadsheet which has over 530 rows of funded startups, totaling over $7 billion in funding. The startups selected in this honeycomb have a Western market focus. You can create your own blank version of the Honeycomb for your own for your personal, business, or regional use, embedded below.

There are numerous folks we want to thank 
We received input from our own Crowd Companies members and industry experts, and drew inspiration from folks like Brian Solis, who guided on the first iteration. To see a massive directory of over 9,000 startups in this market, please advance to the Mesh Directory managed by industry leader Lisa Gansky.

Additional input from: Lisa Gansky (@instigating), Neal Gorenflo (@gorenflo), Shervin Pishevar (@sherpa), Mike Walsh (@mwalsh), Brian Solis (@briansolis), Alexandra Samuel (@awsamuel), Bill Johnston (@billjohnston), Angus Nelson (@angusnelson), Augie Ray (@augieray), Jeff Rodman (@jeffreyrodman), John Sheldon (@jsheldonus), Jamie Sandford (@jsandford), Arun Sundararajan (@digitalarun), Jonathan Wichmann (@jonathanwich) and Vision Critical (@visioncritical). and special thanks to Vlad Mirkovic of Transart Design.

Access the services directly
Below, you can access direct URLs to each of the startups listed in the Honeycomb graphic, except for the cryptocurrencies which are decentralized resources. Again, this is just an example list of the 9,000 startups in this ever-expanding, heavily funded startup space.

Families Sub Classes Example Startup URL
Learning
Peer to Peer
Instructables http://www.instructables.com
Skillshare http://www.skillshare.com
Gibbon https://gibbon.co
Maven http://www.maven.co
Chegg http://www.chegg.com
Instructor-Led
PopExpert https://www.popexpert.com
Thinkful http://www.thinkful.com/
Udemy http://udemy.com/
Helpouts https://helpouts.google.com
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org
Coursera https://www.coursera.org
Udacity https://www.udacity.com
Goods
Bespoke Goods
Quirky https://www.quirky.com/
CustomMade http://www.custommade.com
Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com
The Grommet https://www.thegrommet.com
Etsy https://www.etsy.com
Tindie https://www.tindie.com
Techshop http://techshop.ws
Loaner Products
Rocksbox https://www.rocksbox.com
Pley https://www.pley.com
RentTheRunway https://www.renttherunway.com
Bagborrowsteal http://www.bagborroworsteal.com
HauteVault http://hautevault.com/
1000Tools https://www.1000tools.com
Pre-Owned Goods
GoneApp http://thegoneapp.com
Threadflip http://www.threadflip.com
Swapdom http://www.swapdom.com
Listia https://www.listia.com
Ebay http://www.ebay.com
Kijiji http://www.kijiji.ca
Craigslist http://sfbay.craigslist.org
Yerlde https://yerdle.com
Moveloot https://www.moveloot.com
Health & Wellness
Wellness
PopExpert https://www.popexpert.com
Kindly http://kindlychat.com
Vint https://www.joinvint.com
Healthcare
Stat http://signup.stat.com
Teamup http://goteamup.org.uk
Eaze http://www.eazeup.com
Helparound http://helparound.co
CoHealo http://cohealo.com
Medicast https://www.medicast.co
Food
Shared Food Prep
Kitchit http://www.kitchit.com
Kitchen Surfing https://www.kitchensurfing.com
Blue Apron http://www.blueapron.com
Munchery https://munchery.com
Shareyourmeal http://www.shareyourmeal.net
FoodTidings https://www.foodtidings.com
Shared Food
Cookening https://www.cookening.com
Leftoverswap http://leftoverswap.com
Eatwith http://www.eatwith.com
Feastly https://eatfeastly.com
Cookening https://www.cookening.com
Mealsharing https://www.mealsharing.com
Suppershare http://www.suppershare.com
Upaji http://upaji.com
Vizeat https://www.vizeat.com
Logistics
Shipping
PiggyBee http://piggybee.com
Friendshippr http://friendshippr.com
Nimber https://www.nimber.com
Shipster http://shipster.co
Shyp http://www.shyp.com
GetBellHops https://getbellhops.com
Local Delivery
Instacart https://www.instacart.com
UberRUSH http://blog.uber.com/RUSH
Postmates https://postmates.com
Ghosttruck http://www.ghostruck.com
Deliv https://www.deliv.co
Storage
Boxbee https://boxbee.com
Roost https://roost.com
Sharemystorage http://www.sharemystorage.com
Cubbyhole http://www.cubbyholeapp.com
MakeSpace https://www.makespace.com
Services
Personal Services
Taskrabbit https://www.taskrabbit.com
Zirtual https://www.zirtual.com
Taskangel http://www.mytaskangel.co.uk
Fiverr https://www.fiverr.com
Timebanks http://timebanks.org
Homejoy https://www.homejoy.com
Business Services
AirPR https://www.airpr.com
Elance-oDesk https://www.elance-odesk.com
Crowdspring http://www.crowdspring.com
99Designs http://99designs.com
Freelancer https://www.freelancer.com
Cloudpeeps http://www.cloudpeeps.com
BidWilly http://www.bidwilly.com
Corporate
Private Label
Tilt https://www.tilt.com
Nearme http://near-me.com
Button http://www.usebutton.com
Supply Chain
Cargomatic https://www.cargomatic.com
LocalMotion https://www.getlocalmotion.com
WoNoLo http://wonolo.com
Employee Services
Twogo https://www.twogo.com
SlideRides http://www.slicerides.com
WarpIt https://www.warp-it.co.uk
Transportation
Transportation Services
Uber https://www.uber.com
Lyft https://www.lyft.com
Sidecar http://www.side.cr
BlaBlaCar http://www.blablacar.com
Hailo https://hailocab.com
OlaCar http://www.olacabs.com
Shuddle https://shuddle.us/
Bridj http://www.bridj.com/
Loaner Vehicles
RelayRides https://relayrides.com
Getaround https://www.getaround.com
Flightcar https://flightcar.com
Boatbound https://boatbound.co
Surfair https://www.surfair.com
Scoot http://www.scootnetworks.com
Car2Go https://www.car2go.com
DriveNow https://us.drive-now.com
Optimization Analytics
Zettadriver http://zettadriver.com
Sherpashare http://sherpashare.com
WhatsTheFare http://www.whatsthefare.com
Utilities
Telecommunications
Serval Project http://www.servalproject.org
Fon https://corp.fon.com/en
Firechat https://opengarden.com/firechat
Energy
Solar Mosaic https://joinmosaic.com
Vandebron https://vandebron.nl/
Space
Work Space
PeerSpace http://www.peerspace.com
Seats2Meet https://www.seats2meet.com
Pivotdesk https://www.pivotdesk.com
Sharedesk http://www.sharedesk.net
Liquidspace https://liquidspace.com
Breather http://breather.com
Storefront https://www.thestorefront.com
Personal Space
Couchsurfing https://www.couchsurfing.org
Onefinestay http://www.onefinestay.com
Homeaway http://www.homeaway.com
Homeexchange https://www.homeexchange.com/en/
Airbnb http://airbnb.com
Plot http://www.plotmanchester.com
CasaVersa http://casaversa.com
Love Home Swap http://www.lovehomeswap.com
Rental Optimization
RateCoaster http://ratecoaster.com
SmartHost http://www.smarthost.me
BeyondPricing https://beyondpricing.com
Everbooked https://www.everbooked.com
Municipal
Safety
Musketeer http://www.getmusketeer.com
Kitestring https://www.kitestring.io
Life360 https://www.life360.com
Bannerman https://getbannerman.com
Equipment, Industrial
YardClub http://www.yardclub.com
Munirent https://www.munirent.co
Velib http://en.velib.paris.fr
Money
Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin No central website
Dogecoin http://dogecoin.com
Litecoin https://litecoin.org
Namecoin http://namecoin.info
Peercoin http://www.peercoin.net
Moneylending
GreenNote https://www.greennote.com
Kiva http://www.kiva.org
Prosper https://www.prosper.com
LendingClub https://www.lendingclub.com
Zopa http://www.zopa.com
Upstart https://www.upstart.com
Crowdfunding
Circle Up https://circleup.com
Pave https://www.pave.com
Indiegogo https://www.indiegogo.com
Crowdfunder https://www.crowdfunder.com
Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com
OurCrowd https://www.ourcrowd.com
Gofundme http://www.gofundme.com
FundingCircle https://www.fundingcircle.com

 

 


Below: Each region, business, and personal usage will vary. In the spirit of openness and collaboration, we offer this blank template below (or access various sizes) for you to customize for your needs.

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Below: For reference, the first Honeycomb (version 1.0), with the original six categories, is below:

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