Peer-to-Peer Renting in Singapore with Rent Tycoons

October 8, 2013 by  
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Rent-TycoonsRent Tycoons is the first company in Singapore to provide a peer-to-peer renting platform for individuals and businesses to rent items to/from each other.

Fenni Wang and Swito Yuber, Co-Founders of Rent Tycoons, shared more about their company in this interview:

1) Why did you start Rent Tycoons? Were you influenced by the concept of Collaborative Consumption or the Sharing Economy?

We believe that a majority of people own more things that they actually need and it is evident in each household – a number of useful items sitting around idle in the storage room, etc. In the long run, such items become a form of clutter that fills up the house or get discarded eventually. Our initial idea was to give life to those idling items and reduce wastage!

The concept of Collaborative Consumption/Sharing Economy definitely resonates with Rent Tycoons. It is evident in our corporate vision: Collaborative consumption is a way of building environmentally sustainable communities. Our mission is to help people make money, save money and be green effortlessly! Read more

Slides for Collaborative Consumption in Singapore

April 23, 2013 by  
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We presented on Collaborative Consumption in Singapore at Ecosystem’s first sharing session on Earth Day 22 Apr, together with companies, Rent Tycoons and iCarsClub.

We shared with the community at Ecosystem about Collaborative Consumption, which refers to the idea of sharing that is empowered by technology and social networks. Sharing also covers renting, swapping, lending, trading, exchanging, bartering, and gifting.

Here’s our presentation slides on Die Die Must Share – Collaborative Consumption in Singapore:

Die Die Must Share – Collaborative Consumption in Singapore

April 9, 2013 by  
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Join Ecosystem on Earth Day this 22 Apr for their first sharing session and learn more about Collaborative Consumption! Ecosystem is a new collaborative and coworking space for the environment.

Ecosystem has invited 3 speakers to share on Collaborative Consumption, which refers to the idea of sharing that is empowered by technology and social networks. Sharing also covers renting, swapping, lending, trading, exchanging, bartering, and gifting.

1) Collaborative Consumption in Singapore

by Eugene Tay, Co-founder of Ecosystem and Director of Green Future Solutions

Eugene will speak on the emerging trend of Collaborative Consumption, and share examples of companies involved in Collaborative Consumption in Singapore.

Visit http://www.greenfuture.sg/

2) Rent Tycoons

by Swito Yuber, CEO of Rent Tycoons

Rent Tycoons is the leading online peer-to-peer rental marketplace in Singapore with over 11 product categories. The idea is to harness value out of idling capacity and empowering individuals to participate in this green effort. Collaborative consumption takes the center stage in this business and the corporate mission is to enable individuals to make money, save money and be green effortlessly!

Visit http://www.renttycoons.com/

3) iCarsClub

by Jamie Wang, Co-founder and Director of iCarsClub

iCarsClub is an online marketplace that allows car owners to monetize their “free” car time through its car sharing scheme. Drivers who want to rent out their car when it’s free can do so, and those in need of a car nearby can find one. The platform creates a win-win situation by both lowering the costs of owning a car for owners, and rentees can also have the luxury of driving a car when the occasion arises without shouldering the burden of owning one.

Visit http://icarsclub.com/

If you’re attending this sharing session, register your attendance at the Ecosystem Facebook event page.