October 15, 2016

Managing kitchen-garden volunteers

These slides were presented to SAKG programs in mid-2016. They provide a quick overview of the benefits of Geddup for managing kitchen-garden volunteers. Click here to view slides

August 4, 2016

Restoring the symmetry with platform coops

We’ve been migrating to the Borg since computers were invented — integrating our lives ever more deeply into our machines. It’s not a trend that can be stopped. Instead, as Kevin Kelly suggests, we have to ‘civilize’ it. The immediate problem is one of alignment — the business models driving many of our machines are misaligned with our collective […]

July 13, 2016

It’s time to get cooperative

It could be messy. The end of a trend so often is. But we couldn’t keep making cake exclusively for a select few. Income and wealth inequality are at extremes. Generational equity is plumbing all time lows. Globalisation is being fractured. Brexit says that the weight of numbers is turning inwards. This doesn’t have to […]

June 15, 2016

Funding a platform co-operative

We’re exploring how to convert Geddup to a platform co-operative. Part of this is seeking to understand how co-ops can raise scale-up funding. Following is a dot point discussion of some of the key points. We’ve also drawn up draft term sheets for hybrid equity and ordinary equity Co-operative Capital Units that we’ll be seeking […]

March 18, 2016

Mapping community engagement

This year our first school has taken to Geddup with reckless abandon. Message volume has more than doubled and the number of regular users has exploded. More menacingly, it’s exposed weaknesses in our usability that were hidden before. But that’s a good thing, cause now we are madly iterating to get these things fixed. It’ll make […]