peer-to-peer marketplaces

Origin launches protocol for building cheaper decentralized Ubers & Airbnbs

The sharing economy ends up sharing a ton of labor’s earnings with middlemen like Uber and Airbnb, and $38 million-funded Origin wants the next great two-sided marketplace to be decentralized o

Storage company Omni now lets users share their belongings with friends

On-demand storage startup Omni wants to make it easier for you to have access to your favorite items without them taking up space in your closet. But now the company is taking a huge step toward maki

The Problem With Rental Marketplaces

Most of the successful peer-to-peer marketplaces are purchase-oriented. There are two fundamental problems with rental marketplaces: The average order value for most of them is too low, and frequency

Beepi Raises $5 Million From Redpoint To Simplify Buying Or Selling A Used Car

A brand new marketplace called Beepi just launched to replace an increasingly outdated process for buying or selling a used car. That company, which recently launched in the Bay Area in public beta, i

FlightCar Offers Users Up To $400 To Rent Their Cars Out For A Whole Month

FlightCar has launched a new program in which it keeps users' cars for a month at a time and rent them out to travelers. The program, called <a target="_blank" href="">Fli

‘Airbnb For Bikes’ Startup Spinlister Returns From The Deadpool, Now With New Management

If you're a big fan of bikes and Airbnb-type sharing economy startups like me, you might have been disappointed to learn that Liquid (née Spinlister), the peer-to-peer bike rental startup, was shut d