Jeremiah Owyang: his name has to be in every top-10 list of collaborative economy experts and believers in the world. At Forrester he analysed the rise of social media, at the Altimeter Group Jeremiah did nearly the same with the collaborative economy. The similarities in these two developments and his need to get this new economy further and to connect the ‘old’ with ‘new’ lead to his own company Crowd Companies. Crowd Companies was launched on the main stage at LeWeb in Paris 2013 (can you think of a better place launching your company?). During our mini expedition to San Francisco in December 2014 I talked to him about the rise and challenges of the collaborative economy.

First watch the interview at the Impact Hub San Francisco where we talk about if the collaborative economy is here to stay, the challenges in the collaborative economy, wat corporates and startups can learn from each other and about the next steps: what can we expect in the near future?

Then watch my short analysis video where I look back on the interview and where I share my lessons learned.


In the interview Jeremiah talks about his Collaborative Honeycomb. You can check the full image here.

Analysis video:

Photo’s by Sebastiaan ter Burg: