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Gigapod is a podcast which explores exciting business models within the sharing, gig and circular economies. We meet with founders and operators, on how they achieve growth, whilst they responsibly scale.

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Gigapod is a podcast which explores exciting business models within the sharing, gig and circular economies. We meet with founders and operators, on how they achieve growth, whilst they responsibly scale.

    Claes Hemberg - Investigating the Swedish Gig Economy [ Part 1] 

    Claes Hemberg - Investigating the Swedish Gig Economy [ Part 1] 

    Like any fast growing phenomena the gig economy has received a lot of backlash from different players in the market. That's why we've chosen to collaborate with the well-known economist and writer, Claes Hemberg to investigate the state of affairs in our home market, Sweden. In this episode we discuss the scope, which areas will be investigated and why such a report is important, right now. You can read more about why Claes has chosen to engage in this topic on his website here: https://claeshemberg.se/skriver-rapport-om-gig/

    We will be talking again with Claes early next year to discuss findings and thoughts, as the report takes shape. 

    • 15 min
    Skillbreak - Enabling talent to teach others a new skill

    Skillbreak - Enabling talent to teach others a new skill

    We first learnt about Skillbreak when our CEO, Raiha, attended a perfume making workshop through the platform. It was a unique and memorable experience, that it made bringing Skillbreak's founder, Matilda Hannäs a natural choice for the podcast. This episode was recorded in May, 2020, during the first wave of Covid. Like many other businesses, Skillbreak rethought their business offering and as a result now offer many of their bespoke courses to an online audience. Listen to this episode as Matilda speaks about her journey to starting Skillbreak, what drives her and the team, and how they see the future. 

    • 26 min
    Sharetribe - Reducing the barriers to entry for marketplace businesses

    Sharetribe - Reducing the barriers to entry for marketplace businesses

    We've long admired Sharetribe's position in the Marketplace space. They're the go-to for many businesses looking to start, as they make it easy to get started by providing an easy to use platform and have great tools to use as they scale. In this episode we sit down with Sjoerd Handgraaf, Sharetribe's CMO. Hear Sjoerd story, and how he got involved with Sharetribe, and how this Finnish startup has developed to become what they are today. 

    Check out the book mentioned in the podcast here: https://theleanmarketplace.com/ and look at Sharetribe's other amazing resources for startups here: https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/

    • 35 min
    BASA (Book a Street Artist) - On a mission to curate authentic artist experiences

    BASA (Book a Street Artist) - On a mission to curate authentic artist experiences

    In this episode we meet with Mario Rueda, CEO and co-founder of BASA (Book a Street Artist); a leading marketplace for brands to find unique artists, curated by Mario and his team. Mario shares their origin story; how Covid has helped them to rethink their business model and strategy; and we learn what a "Zebra" is and why more startups are looking to achieve this status. 

    Go here to find out more about their virtual experiences, or to find out more about BASA visit their website. 

    • 31 min
    Eleanor Tucker - Sharing and Gig Economy Consultant

    Eleanor Tucker - Sharing and Gig Economy Consultant

    This episode we sit down with Scotland-based Eleanor Tucker; a well known sharing and gig economy consultant. We primarily discuss growth strategies for B2C marketplaces, and learn from Eleanor's wealth of experience within the growing industry. Eleanor is a startup advisor and active in the Gig and Marketplace community and is the advisory board chair for Marketplace Risk. 

    Join us for this educational episode of Gigapod. 

    • 27 min
    L2GO - extending utilisation of the hotel industry through circular economy

    L2GO - extending utilisation of the hotel industry through circular economy

    In this episode we speak with Olof Lundström, CEO and founder of L2GO; a concept which goes beyond the traditional value chain of the hotel experience. Olof shares his story of L2GO; their foundation, their pivot, their business model, and plans for the future. We are inspired by his story and we hope that you are too, when you listen to this episode. 

    L2GO is growing in Malmö, Göteborg and Stockholm. L2GO is offering First-time customers can use promo code GIGAPOD to get a 50 kr rebate on the next purchase. Promotion is valid until 30 September 2020. Make your booking at www.L2GO.com

    • 29 min

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