Quirkchat- Harnessing the Power of Black Geekdom
As a Black geek, I’m excited to announce the Greenhouse Fund’s latest investment in Quirkchat (Quirktastic, Inc.) — a Black female-founded social application for anime fandom discussion. At the Greenhouse Fund, we value companies that take a creative approach to building authentic Black communities and Quirkchat does exactly that.
In 2020, the anime market generated revenues of nearly $24 billion and is growing at roughly 9 percent annually, according to Brandessence Market Research. Quirktastic seeks to capture a significant portion of these revenues by enabling anime enthusiasts, especially Black nerds, to connect over their favorite anime shows and characters.
Founded by Bee Law, Quirkchat (Quirktastic, Inc) is a social video collaboration and channel chat application that provides a safe space for Black geeks to embrace their passions — from anime and comics, to horror films and beyond. Users interact with the application through short video clips known as “quips”, top secret mission invites known as “wander”, and a bulletin board where users can post and comment on message threads.
Investing in Bee is a full circle moment for me. I first met her when I was the CEO/Founder of digitalundivided and have had the pleasure of serving as mentor to Bee through the launch and growth of Quirkchat over the years.
The Greenhouse Fund is excited to welcome Bee and Quirktastic to our family, and we look forward to growing with this creative geeky community. We join co-investors Techstars, Snapchat and others in the latest round of investment in Quirktastic.