Collab Blog

Founders First: DIY

DIY is the best way for kids to get skills, meet others who share the same passions, and generally be awesome.

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This Month at Collaborative Fund – Portfolio Updates & Job Opportunities

Our team shares a weekly internal email that highlights exciting news about our portfolio and the unique opportunities to join…

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Will [] Make The World Better?

Comic from XKCD.

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What Happens When The Peer Economy Grows Up?

Every online marketplace expert will tell you: start with supply.

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Strong Returns Come From Strong Roots

One of the most important things about a person or organization is its roots.

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Build Design Culture, Don’t Wait For It

Last week, I spent an afternoon with the design team at Percolate.

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If FICO & Klout Had A Baby

Credit, though we take it for granted, is a revolutionary human invention.

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Founders First: Quarterly Co.

Quarterly is a new way to connect with the people you follow and find interesting.

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An Update On 1099.is – 42 Million People Are Currently In The Independent Workforce

For those who don’t know, 1099.is is a website that helps everyone involved in the sharing economy (and more broadly…

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Unpacking Collaborative Fund’s Investment Thesis

Back in May of this year, we partnered with The Case Foundation to take the reins on Social Citizens…

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Putting Sensors To Work For Us

Like I said: Optimistic.

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Future Of Payments

Communication protocols on the internet are both wildly varied and constantly evolving.

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Should Non-Profits Act More Like Tech Start-Ups?

Nonprofits can be slow-moving organizations, with lots of decision-making layers and bureaucratic stickiness.

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“Do Something Good, Feel Something Real”

That’s Ray Chambers describing what motivates him.

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Translating Big Ambition Into Great Design

We’re excited by entrepreneurs building businesses, brands, and marketplaces that make the world better and our lives more interesting.

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Disruption In Food

The term disruption gets a lot of airtime in the innovation community.

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Who Really Should Learn How To Code?

I started coding way before the public Internet became available.

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Great Brands Scratch An Itch

Every person, every organization has itches.

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Introducing 1099.is, An Online Tax Resource For The Sharing Economy

If you’ve raised startup seed money recently you’re surely familiar with Series Seed documents.

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Founders First: Grand St.

Produced by Show Love.

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Announcing Social Citizens! A Partnership With The Case Foundation Promoting Social Entrepreneurship And Impact

From its inception, Social Citizens has served to spark discourse around the ideas we hold dear: collaboration, transparency, and social…

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The Sharing Economy is coming of age

In San Francisco, you can find the “Airbnb-of-everything.” Just as Airbnb capitalized on the fact that many of us have…

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From editor to investor

I tend to avoid telling people I’m an “investor” or a “writer/editor.” The truth is, I don’t know, and suspect…

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Create a community before launching

4 reasons to create a community in your industry before launching your startup…

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Backing the Shared Future

Here we are! Collaborative is officially open for business.

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