Collaborative Economy Honeycomb 2 –Watch it Grow

Collaborative Economy Honeycomb 2.0

Above Image: Honeycomb 2.0, click and access multiple sizes stored on Flickr, Please share widely, with attribution, non-commercially.

The first version had six industries –now it’s twelve I’ll be releasing this graphic on stage tomorrow at LeWeb conference in Paris, on a session called 2015: The Year of the Crowd. Seven months ago, in May 2014, we published the first version of the Collaborative Economy Honeycomb, which is also embedded at the bottom of this post. It contained six families of industries that are being impacted by P2P commerce, including: 1) Goods, 2) Food, 3) Services, 4) Transportation, 5) Space, and 6) Money. Today, we felt obliged to update the graphic, as it’s quickly expanded into many other industries and verticals. While many of these startups have been around for years, the new Honeycomb contains additional startups in the six original hexes, as well as noting expansion into these areas:

  1. Health & Wellness: For example, Helparound.co enables P2P diabetes care, including sharing of insulin and pumps.
  2. Logistics: For example, Postmates enables the final mile of delivery, and Roost enables P2P home storage.
  3. Corporate: Now corporations can have their own Uber-like experience with LocalMotion or build their own Airbnb with Near-me.
  4. Utilities: Power sharing with Vandebron, crowdfunded solar with Solar Mosaic, and WiFi sharing with Fon.
  5. Municipal: Cities are sharing street cleaning vehicles on Munirent, and public bike systems are heavily funded with Velib.
  6. Learning: Numerous startups enable students to share books on Chegg, as well as online training led by instructors and peers.

It’s worth noting that in the newer hex areas, they are often fewer logos as the market is young –in the more central hex areas, we had to remove logos due to excessive market crowding –a sign of market saturation in one area. I expect to see new hex areas in data, analytics, and a variety of new startups that offer help to providers such as insurance, financial services, benefits and more. About this multi-month project For transparency, these startups reflect those that were recommended by our members, industry experts, or which have received notable funding in the recent months. You can learn more about the funding, on this massive funding spreadsheet which has over 530 rows of funded startups, totaling over $7 billion in funding. The startups selected in this honeycomb have a Western market focus. You can create your own blank version of the Honeycomb for your own for your personal, business, or regional use, embedded below. There are numerous folks we want to thank  We received input from our own Catalyst Companies members and industry experts, and drew inspiration from folks like Brian Solis, who guided on the first iteration. To see a massive directory of over 9,000 startups in this market, please advance to the Mesh Directory managed by industry leader Lisa Gansky. Additional input from: Lisa Gansky (@instigating), Neal Gorenflo (@gorenflo), Shervin Pishevar (@sherpa), Mike Walsh (@mwalsh), Brian Solis (@briansolis), Alexandra Samuel (@awsamuel), Bill Johnston (@billjohnston), Angus Nelson (@angusnelson), Augie Ray (@augieray), Jeff Rodman (@jeffreyrodman), John Sheldon (@jsheldonus), Jamie Sandford (@jsandford), Arun Sundararajan (@digitalarun), Jonathan Wichmann (@jonathanwich) and Vision Critical (@visioncritical). and special thanks to Vlad Mirkovic of Transart Design. Access the services directly Below, you can access direct URLs to each of the startups listed in the Honeycomb graphic, except for the cryptocurrencies which are decentralized resources. Again, this is just an example list of the 9,000 startups in this ever-expanding, heavily funded startup space.

FamiliesSub ClassesExample StartupURL
Learning
Peer to Peer
Instructableshttp://www.instructables.com
Skillsharehttp://www.skillshare.com
Gibbonhttps://gibbon.co
Mavenhttp://www.maven.co
Chegghttp://www.chegg.com
Instructor-Led
PopExperthttps://www.popexpert.com
Thinkfulhttp://www.thinkful.com/
Udemyudemy.com/about/
Helpoutshttps://helpouts.google.com
Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org
Courserahttps://www.coursera.org
Udacityhttps://www.udacity.com
Goods
Bespoke Goods
Quirkyhttps://www.quirky.com/shop
CustomMadehttp://www.custommade.com
Shapewayshttp://www.shapeways.com
The Grommethttps://www.thegrommet.com
Etsyhttps://www.etsy.com
Tindiehttps://www.tindie.com
Techshophttp://techshop.ws
Loaner Products
Rocksboxhttps://www.rocksbox.com
Pleyhttps://www.pley.com
RentTheRunwayhttps://www.renttherunway.com
Bagborrowstealhttp://www.bagborroworsteal.com
HauteVaulthttp://hautevault.com/
1000Toolshttps://www.1000tools.com
Pre-Owned Goods
GoneApphttp://thegoneapp.com
Threadfliphttp://www.threadflip.com
Swapdomhttp://www.swapdom.com
Listiahttps://www.listia.com
Ebayhttp://www.ebay.com
Kijijihttp://www.kijiji.ca
Craigslisthttp://sfbay.craigslist.org
Yerldehttps://yerdle.com
Moveloothttps://www.moveloot.com
Health & Wellness
Wellness
PopExperthttps://www.popexpert.com
Kindlyhttp://kindlychat.com
Vinthttps://www.joinvint.com
Healthcare
Stathttp://signup.stat.com
Teamuphttp://goteamup.org.uk
Eazehttp://www.eazeup.com
Helparoundhttp://helparound.co
CoHealohttp://cohealo.com
Medicasthttps://www.medicast.co
Food
Shared Food Prep
Kitchithttp://www.kitchit.com
Kitchen Surfinghttps://www.kitchensurfing.com
Blue Apronhttp://www.blueapron.com
Muncheryhttps://munchery.com
Shareyourmealhttp://www.shareyourmeal.net
FoodTidingshttps://www.foodtidings.com
Shared Food
Cookeninghttps://www.cookening.com
Leftoverswaphttp://leftoverswap.com
Eatwithhttp://www.eatwith.com
Feastlyhttps://eatfeastly.com
Cookeninghttps://www.cookening.com
Mealsharinghttps://www.mealsharing.com
Suppersharehttp://www.suppershare.com
Upajihttp://upaji.com
Vizeathttps://www.vizeat.com
Logistics
Shipping
PiggyBeehttp://piggybee.com
Friendshipprhttp://friendshippr.com
Nimberhttps://www.nimber.com
Shipsterhttp://shipster.co
Shyphttp://www.shyp.com
GetBellHopshttps://getbellhops.com
Local Delivery
Instacarthttps://www.instacart.com
UberRUSHhttp://blog.uber.com/RUSH
Postmateshttps://postmates.com
Ghosttruckhttp://www.ghostruck.com
Delivhttps://www.deliv.co
Storage
Boxbeehttps://boxbee.com
Roosthttps://roost.com
Sharemystoragehttp://www.sharemystorage.com
Cubbyholehttp://www.cubbyholeapp.com
MakeSpacehttps://www.makespace.com
Services
Personal Services
Taskrabbithttps://www.taskrabbit.com
Zirtualhttps://www.zirtual.com
Taskangelhttp://www.mytaskangel.co.uk
Fiverrhttps://www.fiverr.com
Timebankshttp://timebanks.org
Homejoyhttps://www.homejoy.com
Business Services
AirPRAirpr.com
Elance-oDeskhttps://www.elance-odesk.com
Crowdspringhttp://www.crowdspring.com
99Designshttp://99designs.com
Freelancerhttps://www.freelancer.com
Cloudpeepshttp://www.cloudpeeps.com
BidWillyhttp://www.bidwilly.com
Corporate
Private Label
Tilthttps://www.tilt.com
Nearmehttp://near-me.com
Buttonhttp://www.usebutton.com
Supply Chain
Cargomatichttps://www.cargomatic.com
LocalMotionhttps://www.getlocalmotion.com
WoNoLohttp://wonolo.com
Employee Services
Twogohttps://www.twogo.com
SlideRideshttp://www.slicerides.com
WarpIthttps://www.warp-it.co.uk
Transportation
Transportation Services
Uberhttps://www.uber.com
Lyfthttps://www.lyft.com
Sidecarhttp://www.side.cr
BlaBlaCarhttp://www.blablacar.com
Hailohttps://hailocab.com
OlaCarhttp://www.olacabs.com
Shuddlehttps://shuddle.us/
Bridjhttp://www.bridj.com/#home
Loaner Vehicles
RelayRideshttps://relayrides.com
Getaroundhttps://www.getaround.com
Flightcarhttps://flightcar.com
Boatboundhttps://boatbound.co
Surfairhttps://www.surfair.com
Scoothttp://www.scootnetworks.com
Car2Gohttps://www.car2go.com
DriveNowhttps://us.drive-now.com
Optimization Analytics
Zettadriverhttp://zettadriver.com
Sherpasharehttp://sherpashare.com
WhatsTheFarehttp://www.whatsthefare.com
Utilities
Telecommunications
Serval Projecthttp://www.servalproject.org
Fonhttps://corp.fon.com/en
Firechathttps://opengarden.com/firechat
Energy
Solar Mosaichttps://joinmosaic.com
Vandebronhttps://vandebron.nl/
Space
Work Space
PeerSpacehttp://www.peerspace.com
Seats2Meethttps://www.seats2meet.com
Pivotdeskhttps://www.pivotdesk.com
Sharedeskhttp://www.sharedesk.net
Liquidspacehttps://liquidspace.com
Breatherhttp://breather.com
Storefronthttps://www.thestorefront.com
Personal Space
Couchsurfinghttps://www.couchsurfing.org
Onefinestayhttp://www.onefinestay.com
Homeawayhttp://www.homeaway.com
Homeexchangehttps://www.homeexchange.com/en/
Airbnbhttp://airbnb.com
Plothttp://www.plotmanchester.com
CasaVersahttp://casaversa.com
Love Home Swaphttp://www.lovehomeswap.com
Rental Optimization
RateCoasterhttp://ratecoaster.com
SmartHosthttp://www.smarthost.me
BeyondPricinghttps://beyondpricing.com
Everbookedhttps://www.everbooked.com
Municipal
Safety
Musketeerhttp://www.getmusketeer.com
Kitestringhttps://www.kitestring.io
Life360https://www.life360.com
Bannermanhttps://getbannerman.com
Equipment, Industrial
YardClubhttp://www.yardclub.com
Munirenthttps://www.munirent.co
Velibhttp://en.velib.paris.fr
Money
Cryptocurrencies
BitcoinNo central website
Dogecoinhttp://dogecoin.com
Litecoinhttps://litecoin.org
Namecoinhttp://namecoin.info
Peercoinhttp://www.peercoin.net
Moneylending
GreenNotehttps://www.greennote.com
Kivahttp://www.kiva.org
Prosperhttps://www.prosper.com
LendingClubhttps://www.lendingclub.com
Zopahttp://www.zopa.com
Upstarthttps://www.upstart.com
Crowdfunding
Circle Uphttps://circleup.com
Pavehttps://www.pave.com
Indiegogohttps://www.indiegogo.com
Crowdfunderhttps://www.crowdfunder.com
Kickstarterhttps://www.kickstarter.com
OurCrowdhttps://www.ourcrowd.com
Gofundmehttp://www.gofundme.com
FundingCirclehttps://www.fundingcircle.com

Below: Each region, business, and personal usage will vary. In the spirit of openness and collaboration, we offer this blank template below (or access various sizes) for you to customize for your needs. Honeycomb22_blank


Below: For reference, the first Honeycomb (version 1.0), with the original six categories, is below:

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