Sharing Economy

Explore the dynamic realm of the sharing economy, an industry revolutionizing how resources are utilized and accessed.

Exploring the transformative potential of the sharing economy to build a sustainable future

The sharing economy industry is experiencing a transformative surge, propelled by technological innovations and a shift in consumer behavior. Online platforms, peer-to-peer transactions, and shared access models are fueling the growth of the collaborative marketplace industry, enabling individuals to monetize their assets and providing convenient, cost-effective solutions for consumers. With the continuous evolution of the collaborative marketplace, there are abundant prospects for groundbreaking advancements and market disruption, presenting attractive opportunities for venture capital investment. Waveup excels in revealing untapped opportunities in burgeoning and fast-growing sectors by harnessing market insights to enable our clients to develop and execute proven growth strategies. Our services are grounded in thorough industry analysis, offering all-encompassing assistance in planning and carrying out sharing economy growth initiatives – from raising capital to identifying M&A opportunities and devising sharing economy market entry strategies. No matter if you’re in search of industry knowledge or looking for personalized support, we are here to help you confidently navigate the ever-evolving market and get your Sharing Economy funding.

A blistering compound annual growth rate of over 30% signals a rapid-fire surge in industry growth.


Wages and participation for gig workers grew by 33% in 2020.

Technological advancements, evolving consumer behavior, and expanding markets are driving forces behind the current shift
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The sharing economy industry reduces resource consumption by replacing the need for new purchases and allows sharing one item to replace up to five.


Users on sharing economy platforms will quadruple from 240 million in 2020 to around 960 million by 2025, driven by awareness, convenience, and cost savings.


Sharing economy could reduce global carbon emissions by up to 10% by 2030.


Sharing economy startups raised $2.8B+ in Venture Capital in 2022

With the largest deals going to:

  • Car and Ride Sharing
  • Gig economy
  • P2P finance & accommodation
  • Music and video streaming

Leading sharing economy venture capital firms

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The challenges of sharing economy startups

Navigating the dynamic terrain of the sharing economy requires agility, making startups grapple with distinct complexities when pursuing venture capital funding and driving growth.

Evaluating business performance

Making headway in a fast-growing sharing economy industry can be a daunting task. The unavailability of established baselines and the ambiguity linked with appropriate metrics can make a business evaluation and its presentation to investors a convoluted and time-consuming journey affecting funders’ decision to participate in a venture.

Securing the appropriate funding

With the landscape of fundraising continually evolving, it’s crucial to learn to adapt a compelling business story to current investment realities and reflect this in a tailored sharing economy pitch deck. This demands an amplified concentration on capital efficiency, reinforcing your go-to-market strategy to prioritize partner and community involvement over paid channels and the like.

Accelerating growth

With numerous validated go-to-market frameworks and growth models accessible, companies often find themselves wrestling to pinpoint the most fitting strategy and respond to the two critical queries – when is the perfect timing to scale your sharing economy business, and at what speed should it happen?

How we can help

Fundraising advisory

From diligent industry analysis to storytelling and financial forecasts, we’re helping founders crystallize and structure key business fundamentals and translate them into a compelling investment opportunity framed in a winning sharing economy pitch deck.

Due diligence and portfolio support

Evaluating potential investments, conducting due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies on their new fundraising rounds.

Established companies
Growth hacking

Discovering market opportunities in the market and developing execution strategies to build actionable and scalable blueprints for growth.


Unlocking your next stage of growth

Waveup is a leading global advisory empowering companies to fuel growth, attract investments, and secure strategic partnerships.

We turn data into business insights that drive results, helping companies excel in the competitive B2C and B2B spaces across 50+ verticals, discovering and catalizing opportunities for growth.

Our investment consulting services for sharing economy startups

Market intelligence

Fundraising support

Pitch decks

Financial models

Investor research

Growth consulting

Go-to-market strategies

Marketing/sales materials

Design support

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