Sharetribe - a start-up company that has roots at Aalto - secured 1M dollars seed funding
Sharetribe is a start-up company that enables any entrepreneurial minded individual to create an own online marketplace fast and easy. Sharetribe offers an efficient platform with payment, geolocation and communication services. Whether the customer's business idea is to become a peer-to-peer skateboard dealer or a dogsitter dealer at their city - or something even more exciting - Sharetribe smooths the way and saves the person from the technical development pain. The company and its founders Juho Makkonen and Antti Virolainen have roots at Aalto University CSE Department and the EIT ICT Labs. Initially the founders started to work on the topic in 2008 within the HUT MIDE research project. At SLUSH in November 2014, the company received 1M dollars funding from Finnish investors like Lifeline Ventures, Reaktor Polte and Tekes.