Our mission is to improve modern social experience. Starting with the most active communities- college campuses. From roommates to dates- even events. We provide a platform that connects people in meaningful ways, not just empty screen relationships like traditional social media. We aren't social media, we're a social network. And that's what it's really about. We celebrate the in-person experience. The non-digital side of life. And we use technology to achieve those goals every day. A new take on tech, if you will.
In 2017, we started den out of a college dorm room. The initial idea was sprung by witnessing multiple bad roommate relationships while touring colleges during the summer. However, the idea didn't develop further until we started picking roommates and moved into our freshman dorms. That's when we realized there was a problem. Broken sites, unorganized facebook groups, no clear leader in roommate finding- the list goes on. This translated to college life extremely negatively. Bad roommates, failing grades, expensive and time intensive moving processes, and sometimes students even dropped out.
So we introduced version 1.0. A feedback-based product, directly correlated to hundreds of college student interviews. App-based, a simple messaging system, and some bells and whistles. That was it. This product ended up being launched at 3 universities along the California coast. It gained traction rather quickly, and soon we had a couple thousand users inside a 10K student market with an average rating of 4.1 vs. our closest competitor at 2.9.
But what was more interesting was the outcome after roommate finding season. Users kept coming and engagement grew. Why? Well, apparently, students need connection in many other ways than just roommates. That's when we formulated version 2.0. Still based on additional interviews and now data, we created a platform that allows an organized approach to searching for many intentions. From dates to roommates. Even events and clubs. It really is the central hub for campuses.
And the rest is being written right now.
Charlie & Tristan