Entrepreneur Commons is not a new model, it is inspired by existing proven models that are now being implemented in a new context:
- MicroFinance: self help groups as a way to manage in a scalable manner the entrepreneurs and the investments.
- Mutual Guarantee Funds, which have been around in Europe since 1917.
- Ethnic lending, in which a community pulls funds to finance one member, and then the next one after the initial loan has been reimbursed, and the next one, etc...
The data from these models is that the default rate is 1 to 5%. It works.