Co-op start-ups: Five tech firms run by their workers

As big tech firms run foul of public opinion and authorities, co-operative start-ups are turning their minds to ethical services – while also democratising businesses by giving more power and wealth to employees.

We all know how a standard business is structured – ruled by the “C-class”, a board of directors and shareholders are in charge.

They dictate which ideas are taken up, how budgets are spent and who gets hired or fired.

They also go home with the weightiest pay packets, while staff on the bottom floor are handed whatever trickles down from the boardroom.

But this is not the only way to run a company.

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