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Airbnb to verify all of its listings

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Following the death of five people at a Halloween party hosted at a California Airbnb rental, and a scathing Vice report outlining Airbnb’s failure...

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world

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New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates,...

Peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter raises $10M as it looks to...

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Obviously, not everyone owns their boat, and boat ownership is far more unique than car ownership – which makes it maybe an ideal category...

Hellobike, survivor of China’s bike-sharing craze, goes electric

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Just two years ago, investors were heavily pouring money into China’s dockless bike-sharing startups. Now that boom has busted with derelict bikes littering the...

GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services...

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GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A...

This entrepreneur is donating unwanted bike-sharing cycles to underprivileged students in...

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What is the world to do with the graveyards of dockless bicycles left over after China’s bike sharing startups retreated from global markets? One man...

The end of China’s ride-sharing gig

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Over the last few years, millions of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing drivers. Many picked the gig because of...

The limits of coworking

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It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem...

China’s Youon expands into Europe as other bike startups backpedal worldwide

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A little known Chinese bike company is riding into Europe as its peer Ofo has applied the brakes to its global expansion strategy in...

Freelancers rights come of age as gig economy booms

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Gig workers, freelancers, sharing economy workers — call them what you want to, but the millions who drive you around in Lyfts, drop off...