The LeWeb Effect on Flipboard

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Mike McCue is a long time Sillicon Valley entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Flipboard. He was also a speaker at LeWeb 2011 in Paris where he launched his iPhone app on stage (see video below). Mike met LeWeb co-founder Loic Le Meur yesterday at the #D11 conference and shared the awesome graph you see above with us. The spike is his …

Data: Sharing Economy Startups Heavily Funded. Focused on Enabling People

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Wondering if the sharing economy is here to last? Research data shows that VCs have double downed in this market. The sharing economy is an unstoppable movement. Beyond the macro-trends of sustainability, increased population, and access to the internet, new research found that the startups are heavily bolstered with VC funding. Altimeter analyzed 200 global Sharing Economy startups and found …

The New Sharing Ecomomy – LeWeb First Speakers Announced

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“Last night 40,000 people rented accommodation from Airbnb, that offers 250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. 4 million people have used Airbnb” says The Economist, featuring The Sharing Economy on its cover page. Taking the world by storm, The Sharing Economy is the center focus of the LeWeb London program this year and we’re proud to announce our first group of …