What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy?

A few years ago, no one would have thought peer-to-peer asset sharing would become such a big thing. With the immense popularity of Airbnb and the emergence of thousands of other sharing companies globally, 2012 has quickly become the year of sharing.

The sky’s the limit for the sharing economy with consumer behavior shifting rapidly to be more selective, conscious, and community-based.

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P2B Lending – Rebirth Financial

Rebirth Financial was founded in 2008 as a response to the global financial crisis and the sudden vulnerability of the nation’s largest financial institutions. As small businesses struggle to start up or get back on track, they’re finding themselves going to lending wells that are looking dryer and dryer. But according to Rebirth CEO Chonchul Gupta, just because the banks are in trouble and the economy is weak doesn’t mean that people don’t need money.

Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash

Some good data and alternate/complimentary entry point to consumers

Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash

Summary: ZestCash, a company founded by former Google CIO and VP of engineering Douglas Merrill to legitimize the payday loan industry, has raised $73 million round of funding. The company raised $23 million in an equity round led by…

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