Four years ago, Paulius Valatkevičius and Mantas Živačevskis tried to solve the problem which arises when a friend borrows your stuff and later forgets to return it. How do you go about retrieving your items to not lose a friend? These two fellows have created a website that allows you to rent your stuff and that is precisely how the sharing economy platform has been developed. The website for the company ‘Dalinuosi.lt’, which is located in Kaunas Science and Technology Park, has over 20,000 registered users who offer more than 2,600 rental items. In over a hundred cases each month, people rent out or find the things they were looking for.
Registered users share not only their video game consoles, computers or cameras, but also ‘employ’ their cars. In summer, fellow countrymen return to Lithuania from foreign countries and are eager to rent a vehicle. In winter, when people spend a lot of time indoors, there is a higher demand for video game consoles. Moreover, ‘GoPro’ video cameras along with other video equipment always receives quite a bit of attention. The ‘Dalinuosi.lt’ experience has shown that Lithuania has a strong professional photographic community which shares all of the necessary equipment along with plenty of advice, and their example has inspired others to pursue the same idea.