⚾️ The Pitch
🛒 The Market
💰 The Ask
📈 Revenue Models
👯♂️ The Team
Cooperativ is a product of Sunshine Labs Inc.
**It **should be possible for a creator on Patreon to build and compensate a team without registering a company.
**It should be easy for people who have never met in person to build a business across borders.
It should be simple to set up a business with friends, without awkward equity conversations, in 30 minutes.
Imagine that you and a friend you met online have an idea for a video game. The two of you can build most of it, but you will need an illustrator and a sound engineer. You think it could make some money on one of the myriad game marketplaces.
But whose bank account receives the money? Who controls it? Who owns the intellectual property and has the right to sell it on another platform? How do you compensate contributors who only help with parts of the project? These questions are difficult to answer without registering a company, applying for a business bank account, and negotiating contracts.
We created a platform called Cooperativ, and an Ethereum-based financial tool called Contributor Credits. Together, they let creators and entrepreneurs who want to work with collaborators establish clear relationships around a project, and share the economics and control of that project, without having to hire an attorney, navigate legal contracts, or incorporate. It's easy as setting up a Google Workspace or Slack account. Here is how it works:
You create an account with a simple profile describing your project, and connect it directly to a creator platform or other income stream.
You configure revenue share tokens for you and your co-creators, then create another class of tokens to give the other contributors rights to the first dollars that your project earns.
You configure an invitation, select one or two of the payment methods, and click send. Your collaborator reviews and accepts.