Joshua Danielson is the co-founder and CEO of Loconomics Cooperative, Inc. based in San Francisco. As an early adopter of the “sharing” economy (an Airbnb host since 2010, an owner on car-sharing platforms, and user of many others), he understands both the inner workings of and the power these platforms possess to create economic empowerment for their users. His professional background includes pricing and revenue management, analytics, product strategy and management, contract negotiations, and voice of the customer programs primarily in the travel industry. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School (Barcelona) and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.
Loconomics is an app for booking local services that is cooperatively owned by local service professionals including dog walkers, massage therapists, cleaning professionals, psychotherapist and everything in between. Converted into a California cooperative in June 2014, Loconomics has no equity shareholders and bylaws that allow for six member-owner classes: service professionals, employees, independent contractors, worker-owned cooperatives, non-profits, and licensing partners. They launched in July 2016 and are currently recruiting service professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area with the help of the cooperative grant program from Rainbow Grocery. Other US cities will launch in 2017.