A brief overview of what a platform co‑op is and isn't.
The rise of the platform economy over the last decade promised to boost flexible employment, extra income, and collaborative consumption. Instead, the ‘disruption’ of the digital economy has removed regulations, increased precariousness of work, and created the conditions for market monopolies dominated by a handful of digital giants.
We know most entrepreneurs don’t start their business with the view to ‘exit’, nor do they wish to lose control of their start-up to investors to cover upfront costs. Though we’re being told this is the only way.
This resource gives a brief overview of what a platform co‑op is and isn't.