Announcing our investment in Pundit
Pundit: Personally interview your favorite creators.
At Dorm Room Fund, we’re dedicated to finding and funding the best entrepreneurs on campuses across the country. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our investment in Pundit, a new app that lets creators both known and unknown host audio AMAs (Ask-Me-Anythings) with their Twitter network, empowering social media fans to personally interview them anywhere and everywhere, just like in talk radio.
Here’s how it works: Followers can ask questions through the app or Twitter, which are then automatically filtered and presented to the AMA host. Hosts respond via short, quick audio messages, and the result is an authentic and fast-paced conversation unlike anything else available today.
Pundit capitalizes on the explosive popularity of AMA’s, which have yet to realize their full potential on the internet. By democratizing the AMA experience — first on Twitter and soon on Facebook — Pundit is revolutionizing the way interviews and, ultimately social audio content, is produced and consumed.
Pundit’s amazing team makes us particularly excited about this investment. Several DRF partners have had the privilege of getting to know Pundit founders Chris and Billy over the last year, and their product vision, attention to detail, and understanding of user behavior continues to impress us.
We’re not the only ones who love the team: they were recently accepted to the Disney Accelerator powered by Techstars in LA, where they’ll be focused on growing the company over the next three months.
Pundit has been able to gather a roster of great AMA content, including one with Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013, who talked about her journey from becoming a beauty queen to an entrepreneur. More importantly, Pundit allowed fans all over the world (including a cousin of mine!) to have an intimate fireside chat with their favorite celebrities. Watching my cousin’s face light up as she heard Miss USA 2013 talk to her was absolutely incredible. It’s that kind of experience that makes us so enthusiastic about Pundit — human 1:1 connections at scale.
This is just the beginning. We are so excited to work with Pundit on their mission to build authentic, human conversations and we’re looking forward to the ride ahead!
— Zak Kukoff, DRF NYC Partner