The end of possession, the concept of Shared Mobility and Energy  
Getting inspired to start new adventures 

Henri de Jong

After having seen two episodes of Tegenlicht, Henri de Jong found himself a new challenge to focus our attention on. Mijndomein successfully introduced Shared Hosting to make the internet more accessible to a larger audience. Now it was time to see if the markets of Mobility and Energy could also be transformed. Thomas Rau presented a strong vision that introduced the end of possession. An era where producers take ownership of the end-solution for their customers and take responsibility for the production process being circulair. It triggered us to think about our Private Lease business.

We made a step in the right direction by offering people to drive a new car instead of owning one. But would it not make more sense to Share cars in order to make more impact? A dedication to bring Shared Mobility to the market was born. Also, in another episode of Tegenlicht, Robin Berg, spoke about decentralization of Energy production and consumption. A pilot in Utrecht was used to show how households generated their own energy with solar panels and shared the overcapacity among households. The electric car played an important role in this project because the battery of the car was part of the grid. It became clear that Mobility and Energy will be closely connected in the future. Therefore, branching out to introduce Shared Energy became a logical part of the plan. 

During an interview with Financieel Dagblad, Henri was named the king of blurring industry standards by connecting the dots in an unorthodox way.

Financieel Dagblad – Henri de Jong is Nederlands kampioen branchevervaging

We are a group of colleagues, brands, members and investors with a shared interest. Making more impact on society with less impact on the environment.

We’re round and square

If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got. But there are other ways. Putting impact first. Providing fresh perspectives. Changing the status quo. Are you with us?

Story

Ideas

2003

A domain name for every one, the start of Mijndomein
Making domain names accessible, affordable and easy

2006

Connecting people across the World Wide Web
Making all Top Level Domains available

2010

The introduction of Private Lease in the Netherlands
How an advertising campaign led to Mijndomein Auto

2011

Standing firm for a safe and open internet
How to win a lawsuit against a rabbit

2011

Starting our own bonds platform to raise money
Why support banks if we can support each other

2015

Think local, the introduction of puntFRL and dotAmsterdam
Introducing unique domain extensions

2015

The end of possession, the concept of Shared Mobility and Energy  
Getting inspired to start new adventures 

2017

Introducing an energy company that does not earn on usage
Building a Shared Energy-as-a-Service platform

2020

Making work more fun for everyone
Introducing even better working conditions

2021

Launching car number 1.000 in Groningen
MyWheels mission started in 1993 already

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People

Tamara de Groot
Stephan Plat
Joost van Rooij
Karina Tiekstra
Roy Bauweraerts
Peter-Jan Karens
Henri de Jong
Dennis van Oort
Angela van de Klok
Ewout de Graaf
Erik Smit
Dion Goudkuil
Auke Ferwerda
Leon van der Kolk
Herman Veenstra
Hans Valk
Paul van der Velde
Marit de Zeeuw
Stefan Heesakkers

And many other talented people. Want to become a part of The Sharing Group?

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