3 founders on why they pursued alternative startup ownership structures

There is no one-size-fits all model for building a startup. At TechCrunch Disrupt, we heard from a handful of founders about alternative approaches to creating a sustainable company that ensures more

Healthcare co-op Savvy snags venture funding from

Savvy, a healthcare cooperative, has just raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Established as a cooperative that shares profits with its users, Savvy connects patients with healthcar

The future of gig work could involve unions and co-ops

The classification of gig workers for companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates has long been a topic of debate. Since California worker-protection bill AB 5 became law, some compan

Co-op helps Uber, Lyft drivers use data to maximize earnings

As we have previously reported, an increasing number of startups are exploring cooperative business models where workers (and sometimes users) are owners in the company. Driver’s Seat, which partici

The case for cooperative tech startups

When Uber and Lyft went public, it wasn’t the drivers who got rich — it was the executives, investors and some early employees. In an era when it has become clear that tech executives and inve

Not your typical startup: How being a cooperative drives our business and product development

Our French startup Digicoop is a remote-first worker cooperative. The goal was simple: make good products that will have a positive impact on companies. The road to funding, not so simple...

A Cooperative For Developers Looks To Put App Makers Back In The Driver's Seat

<img src="" />There are a number of systemic obstacles facing app developers today, with limitations in distribution and monetization chan