Announcing Social Citizens! A Partnership With The...
by Team Collaborative Fund From its inception, Social Citizens has served to spark discourse around the ideas we hold dear: collaboration, transparency, and social entrepreneurship. It’s a unique community of like-minded individuals, passionate about the things that matter and predisposed towards action. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Case Foundation has transitioned...
The Sharing Economy is coming of age
by Craig Shapiro Founder/CEO at Collaborative Fund In San Francisco, you can find the “Airbnb-of-everything.” Just as Airbnb capitalized on the fact that many of us have a spare bed, bedroom, or even apartment from which we’d gladly make some money, many other industries have followed suit. Today, you can earn money by filling the spots in your car on a road trip, being a personal tour...
From editor to investor
by Karyn Campbell Investor at Collaborative Fund I tend to avoid telling people I'm an "investor" or a "writer/editor." The truth is, I don't know, and suspect a lot of other people don't know what to call themselves. All the assumptions that come with your professional title can be paralyzing to actually doing. Oftentimes people ask me how my background relates to...
Create a community before launching
4 reasons to create a community in your industry before launching your startup: You will get to know your customers and what they want. You will make connections that can give you input, feedback and help you get to where you want to go faster. You will be building a reputation for yourself. You will have created a ground swell of support that you can leverage when you launch. from Ready Set...
Backing the Shared Future
Here we are! Collaborative is officially open for business. We are an investment fund focused on supporting and investing in the shared future. The fund centers around two macro themes which I think will be driving business innovation in the coming years: the growth of the creative class and the concept of collaborative consumption. Specifically, we will focus on the increasing importance of...