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Platform co‑ops – a primer

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Published
20th November 2020
Last updated
21st January 2021
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A platform co‑op primer
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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.

See why platform co-ops as part of our UnFound programme

UnFound is for founders looking for a different way to set-up and run a platform business. It brings together entrepreneurs that would like to develop their digital business in a more collaborative and equitable way.

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