SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The collaborative economy is growing all over the world and Near Me (http://near-me.com) is empowering brands and entrepreneurs with the ability to create customizable peer-to-peer marketplaces without the traditional cost and time it normally takes. With the success of companies like Airbnb, Lyft and TaskRabbit and over $800 million dollars invested in sharing economy companies last month alone, the road is paved and more marketplaces in various verticals are emerging, ready and equipped, to join the new economy. Near Me plans to provide predictive analytics, cooperative competition and reshape traditional e-commerce via the multiple marketplaces powered by the platform.
"The same analytics used in criminology, fraud and organized crime detection, will help marketplaces build trusted networks," said CTO and Co-Founder of Near Me, Adam Broadway. "Fold-on-top peer group analysis, comments and reviews and marketplaces will no longer be the wild-west of commerce, but credible places to connect, swap, rent/subscribe and buy."
Having previously founded Business Catalyst, later acquired by Adobe Systems, Broadway and his Co-Founder and CEO Michelle Regner, who founded InnerCircuit in 2006, have a long-term vision of what it looks like to power today and tomorrow's peer-to-peer marketplaces.
"We are creating customizable marketplaces that all have a unique twist to them," said Michelle Regner, CEO and Co-Founder of Near Me. "We are pushing the collaborative economy forward by making it easier for non-developers to build a marketplace quickly, whether it's a pop-up marketplace for a brand event/campaign or for longevity as a complete business."
With over 500 sales leads in just a few months and almost half from the U.S. and 30% from Europe, it's clear that this is more than a movement.
"Think of a home hardware chain store, for example, powering a marketplace for the community to rent/share their rarely used lawn-mowers, hedge trimmers, power tools," said Adam Broadway. "And what to do with all that great data? That hardware store can learn, refine and provide better services, based on participation rather than protection."
Near Me provides customers with customizable branding, hassle-free payment solutions using PayPal, Balanced and Stripe along with admin and analytics dashboards. Personalized 24/7 support through Near Me's support team makes Near Me a complete solution, different from tools like Wordpress. Near Me is also search optimized and mobile responsive and no coding is necessary.
Near Me is one of the startups in the Innovation Network of Jeremiah Owyang's Crowd Companies, which is an association made of brands interested in the collaborative economy.
For more information or to set up a demo please visit http://near-me.com.
About Near Me
Near Me is a 'platform as a service' that allows brands and entrepreneurs a way to create and manage their own peer-to-peer marketplace.
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