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Cooperativ (Sunshine Labs)

Building a business 🔧

8 Members
Launched MVP
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Description

Making it possible to set up and share a business or project, across borders, without lawyers or incorporation, in about 30 minutes.

What we need

Software Engineering
Blockchain
Community Management

Project Description

You and your friend have an idea for a video game. You are a creative writer and she is an engineer. The two of you can build most of it, but you will need an illustrator and a sound engineer. You hope the project will earn some money on one of the myriad gaming marketplaces.

But there is a problem. Sharing ownership and control of this project is difficult to do without registering a company, applying for a business bank account, and negotiating contracts.

We built Cooperativ to fix this. It’s a platform that combines blockchain technology with simple, enforceable legal contracts to help creators and entrepreneurs set up and share a business or project, without lawyers or incorporation, in about 30 minutes.

  1. Create a project on our platform.
  2. Configure revenue share tokens for you and your co-creators, then create a class of Contributor Credits to promise your contributors future payment.
  3. Invite your collaborators. The invitations are designed to clearly describe the relationship and intellectual property ownership based on permissions you set for each member.

Why is this a big deal?

The average person starts a shoe store to sell shoes, not to experiment with decentralized governance.

From the perspective of our early customers, Cooperativ is a solution to an immediate problem: How to work together transparently. Strategically, however, it’s a way to get traditional (non-crypto) businesses to tokenize obligations, revenue streams, and assets, setting our company up to become the bridge between the crypto world and the mainstream economy.

If we are successful, Cooperativ will become the default place for people to form, govern, and finance businesses. Our customers will start organizations across national borders, form worker-owned cooperatives, and share corporations with stakeholders. They will raise funding from their customers, issue share tokens into exchanges, put digital assets up as collateral, stream payments to lenders, and resolve disputes with partners all within our platform.

No borders, no contracts, no lawyers, no relying on trust, complete transparency. All set up in about thirty minutes.

Current Investment

We are currently bootstrapping, with all investment coming from personal funds. The goal is to focus on recruiting early customers to demonstrate that we have traction, and only then to seek investment.

Our Backers

Law Firm

Troutman Pepper SEED program

Cooperativ (Sunshine Labs)

Team

Jacob Chase-Lubitz

Creator

My Commitments

52+ Hours Per Week
15k USD + of Personal Investment
More About Jacob Chase-Lubitz

Cooperativ (Sunshine Labs)

Opportunities

Help We Are Looking For 👀


Do You Have These Skills?

Software Engineering

Blockchain

Community Management

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