Exit to Community

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= blogpost on "The Internet of Ownership": Startups Need a New Option: Exit to Community

URL = https://ioo.coop/2019/09/startups-need-a-new-option:-exit-to-community/


Nathan Schneider:

"What if startups had the option to mature in a way that gets them out of the investors’ hamster wheel? In the coming months, I will be exploring strategies and stories that could help create a new option for startups: Exit to community. In E2C, the company would transition from investor ownership to ownership by the people who rely on it most. Those people might be users, workers, customers, participant organizations, or a combination of such stakeholder groups. The mechanism for co-ownership might be a cooperative, a trust, or even crypto-tokens. The community might own the whole company when the process is over, or just a substantial-enough part of it to make a difference."