Kenn So

Create beautiful illustrations with no design skills

This is the Quild Minicorn, highlighting one future of work minicorn every weekday — early-stage startups with statistically significant signals of becoming a unicorn.

designstripe offers a combination of customizable content and intuitive tools for non-designers. Users in need of design assets no longer have to start from scratch, as designstripe owns a large repository of customizable assets and illustrations with the ability to export to a variety of file types

Full-time founders: Francois, James

Signals:

1. Repeat exited founders

2. Top university alumni

  • James graduated from UNSW (New South Wales)

3. Midas list investor

  • Insight Partners led the latest round

They were #1 on Product Hunt in 2021 and won a Golden Kitty Award

Till tomorrow, Kenn

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Making multi-channel product notifications easier

This is the Quild Minicorn, highlighting one future of work minicorn every weekday — early-stage startups with statistically significant signals of becoming a unicorn.

Courier offers an API that lets developers intelligently route user notifications across their existing channels — like SendGrid, Twilio, Slack, and Facebook Messenger — using factors like “is the user online?” and “which channel has produced the most engagement for this user previously?”

Founders: Troy

Signals:

1. Repeat founder

  • Troy founded Winmore, cloud software for logistics

2. Venture-backed experience

  • Troy led engineering at Eloqua (backed by Bessemer) through an IPO

3. Fast team growth

  • Grew 4.2x YoY to 150+ employees

4. Midas list investors

  • Bessemer led series A
  • GV led series B

Till tomorrow, Kenn

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No code for business operations

This is the Quild Minicorn, highlighting one future of work minicorn every weekday — early-stage startups with statistically significant signals of becoming a unicorn.

Next Matter is an all-in-one platform that makes automating, tracking, and executing operations easier and faster than ever. No code, consultants, or IT project management required.

Founders: Jan

Signals:

1. Top company alumni

  • Jan worked at McKinsey for several years as a digital transformation expert

2. Top university alumni

  • Jan graduated from INSEAD (MBA)

3. Accelerated financing

  • Announced seed in 2021, series A in 2022

Similar Quild companies: None that I can think of. There are low/no-code Quild companies like Appsmith which are focused on data apps (e.g. CRUD) and the IT/developer personas. But Next Matter is focused on workflows and business users.

Till tomorrow, Kenn

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