Lisa is an entrepreneur, author of the bestselling book, The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing and the founder of Mesh Labs and the Mesh Directory at www.meshing.it, a global community of organizations, agencies and companies working to define and expand the Sharing Economy. She is a recognized international thought leader in the design of new products, services, partnerships and business models in which ‘access’ to goods, services and talent triumphs over the ownership of them’. Lisa invests, advises, speaks and writes on the topics of the Sharing Economy, the hidden value in waste, the social nature of brands, business platforms and evolving models for businesses, ‘meshy’ manufacturing strategies and, the design of cities and communities in our world as we approach 9 Billion people.
Lisa’s specific passion and interest is to create & test new models and partnerships that will engender vitality in our daily life and economy between companies, communities and local governments.
18 years, Lisa is a serial entrepreneur, marketect and impact junky focused on building companies and supporting ventures where there is an opportunity for well timed disruption and a For more than resounding impact. A founder and CEO of several internet companies, including GNN (the first web portal sold to AOL) and the largest consumer photo sharing and print service, Ofoto (now, Kodak Gallery), Lisa’s attention is on sustainable ventures with positive impact. She puts a strong emphasis on the exploration of new platforms & business models through access based strategies and community engagement via social networks and shareable product design.
Lisa currently serves as Chief Instigator of Mesh Labs and She is a director and investor in several ventures including: Loosecubes, Honest Buildings, New Resource Bank, Makani Power, PixelPipe, RelayRides, Ridepal, Sidecar, Scoot Networks, Squidoo, TaskRabbit, and Vayable. Lisa is a co-founder and director of Dos Margaritas, an environmental foundation focused on community based conservation in Latin America.