Can Tech Startups Appease Wall Street While Achieving Their Social Mission?

Etsy, at least, may have figured it out. (This post originally appeared on Fast Company) Over the last decade, there’s been an outpouring of concern about how Facebook, Google, and other Internet companies treat their user data. This concern continues as the next generation of startups, like Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, and Postmates, are being taken to court by people like worker rights lawyer Liss-Riordan, who formerly filed class-action lawsuits on behalf of truck drivers, waiters, delivery men, cable installers, and call center workers. Industry leaders have written about how these collaborative economy startups must start sharing value with their own community in order to quell concerns over worker rights, citing examples of how startups like Quirky and models from cooperatives are paving the way … Continue readingCan Tech Startups Appease Wall Street While Achieving Their Social Mission?