Chapter 13 — Chattodo — A social network of action. An essay for the investor.

When I failed with $100,000 in building a social network with a desire to beat Facebook in 2009, the next challenge I wanted to take up was to build a system that produces better leaders in the world. Why? I wanted to work on the greatest problem in the world — too many educated leaders, but too few courageous result-oriented leaders. I am on a mission to free the world through our social network of action — Chattodo.

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Read the whole thread of this tweet made of a tweet by Anand hi, followed by my tweet and then Neha’s tweet
This tweeted image will make more sense to you if you have read all the previous chapters.
This video captures the length and breadth of debates I have within myself while thinking about the direction of development at Chattodo.
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The below video echos these sentiments.

Status of my app:

We have our prototype on Google play store. Start using it now! Now we need money to get to the launch ready version.

I bring to YOU our need for $200,000 to build a launch worthy productivity tool as a chat first application for android as our first step towards this vision. At modest estimates, I envision 1 million users in one year with just that much money.


Get some sense of the problem.


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We say: Whatsapp for business. Not Slack.
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Evan Spiegel picked out ‘photos’ to create a chat app that leveraged the growing power of online pictorial interactions. He called it Snapchat. I am doing something similar. I have picked out ‘tasks’ to leverage the growing power of online collaborative interactions. I call it Chattodo-‘a social network of action’.
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Out of the marriage of : Chatting tools like whatsapp, with productivity tools like Pocket, Any.do or the reminders, notes apps on IPhone or Google keep clubbed with our AI for education ( NLP based education metrics upon collaboration) in one single seamless app called Chattodo
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Notes screen — When I explain this to you, you will see how this is a better take on the user interface and hence the experience of note making, than any other note making tool.
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Productivity Dashboard: Still a better dashboard than many todo listing only tools or productivity apps. The best part: Todos get curated seamlessly from conversations.
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With my team. Please do read the description of the video on Youtube to understand what is a social network of action.
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Read the description of the video on youtube.
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Do read the description of the video too to know the disruption I want to cause in the education system in Chattodo phase 2. Note -: The difference between phase 1 and phase 2 is that in phase 1 we are aiming to be the best communication tool for teams that work from remote locations. By the time we reach phase 2 we see the trend of students working as teams chasing an idea for a startup will be on the rise, and that is when we should be ready to give students educational qualification by our AI on the basis of the tasks these students are accomplishing. This is a matter of 5 more years of digital consumer centric innovation in education even for the pioneer. We have a strong chance to be those pioneers.
I foresaw the future of education upon collaboration was truly the most organic path forward, in this direction. Even Ray Kurzweil says that-
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Behold, here is my expression about our competition.

Do read the description of the video to know more about the words tasks, personality, feeds, hiring, and education mentioned in the above slide image.

Team build — The way the team is represented by/in a company should get democratized now

Social Feeds and personality in greater detail for this is what will translate our chat app into a social network of action:

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The image of our first wireframe screen. The text line with #betatest is a feed. When a user X opens the chat screen to chat with the user Y just above the text box is the feed of user Y and vice versa. Left swiping on the feed permits its greater exploration while clicking on it enables to see it in greater details. At the end of these feeds, is a button called ‘more’. This has additional information that AI picks from the web, on most common key words that users are talking about from all over the web, just in case they wanted to explore those topics more. E.g. if these two users are talking about customer metrics software, then they will be able to explore s software like intercom, google analytics, intercom, branch.io pushed automatically to them by our algo, which will improve over time.

Personality

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User Profile

Notice the (i) — Project: Web Id

Goal

HIRING AND MONETISATION PER TASK

Our wireframe images are being skimmed in this video. At 0:05 you will see the hiring screen for startups on Chattodo. To save the world from too much talks, to then disrupt the education and hence, employment system too. Our vision for hiring and payments to collaborators is a thing we have kept confidential for the person who most keenly studies us. Our monetisation will also come from right there.
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Read the description of the video too.
Read the description of the video too.

Slack is the right latter stage investor for Todoed.

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Phase 1 and Phase 2 are about the pyramid strategy of — build for leaders, the followers will follow.

Also, we will help make this transition happen too:

But this all is a figment of imagination, what is real is the current MVP, and how that matures to serve best what it is already doing as of today. That is more important than the figments of rest of my imagination about the most effective productivity eco system.


Chattodo needs money.

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Do read the description of this video.

Why the standard question of traction may not be the most appropriate question for a moonshot innovation in its nascent stage when founders are seeking support from investors to continue their R&D towards launch?

Once again — Why the standard question of projections/metric may not be relevant to our scheme of things at this stage?

Valuation

Demo

Investment Required from you, $100,000 for 5% equity:

Milestones lead investment plan —


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If we have the ability to ask ambitious questions, one day we will have our answers. That day we will innovate, to improve the world. This is where some of Nishchal’s thoughts about www.preseed.in and his life come to words. These are tales of love and progress stitched together.

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