The biggest sharing platform in the world.
Anna: Head of Product (2013-2017),
Mayra: Strategy and Product
Give form to the vision of Daan Weddepohl: to allow people to help eachother out, the same way he was helped out when his house burned to the ground.
People are very willing to help out, all they need is a request that mimics real life as much as possible.
Building a viral startup from scratch
During the years working with Peerby, we got to experience building a startup from scratch. That meant: handling neighbor requests via excel sheets, biking around town to test out delivery services, and a whole lot of hustling.
It also meant seeing a community grow around you: a community of people that support your vision and in some cases will engage with your app over 3000 times (!) in order to support it.
Technology that brings out the best out in people
With Peerby, we wanted to prove that technology can really bring the best out in people. People often ask us if the platform isn’t just full of freeloaders who use the platform as a way to steal their neighbors household items. It turns out, you can count all incidents on one hand. People join Peerby mostly because they enjoy the gift of giving. They’ve also asked us how this could ever make money. It turns out, people happily pay a few euros for the platform.
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