Startup Business Name: Chummy
Tagline: Chummy is the simplest way to ask for help and pay it forward
Founder/Founders: Vitalii Betin and Anton Zapolskyi
In a few sentences, tell us what your startup is all about!
Chummy is the app to ask for help and pay it forward
You open the mobile app, post what you need help with on the map, respond to others’ needs, and earn Thank-You tokens for being a reliable chum in your area. The more people you help, the more likely it is you will receive help when you need it.
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When was your startup founded? And what stage is your startup currently at?
11/13/2015, Growth stage: transition. Fundraising stage: bootstrapping.
Let us know a bit about your team, who are the key team members and what is their role?
The idea was borne on August 2015, in Miami during a phone call between the founders (Anton and Vitalii). Three months later, 13 November 2015 the headquarters in Los Angeles was established and Chummy was officially born. It took approximately five months to develop the alpha version, and in March of 2016, the app was released on Apple Store and Google Play. One year and 62,000 beta users later, Chummy is finally being released in Seattle, WA
Why did you choose this particular idea and concept to build your startup on?
We believe, this world needs more kindness and Chummy is our contribution to make the world better and kinder place for every good people.
If applicable, what is your growth like? And what milestones has your startup achieved so far?
After a year of beta-testing, the app’s ecosystem of kindness has attracted +62,000 iPhone and Android users. We’ve been gathering feedback and evolving along the way, and now we’re ready for an open release launching Chummy in Seattle for local concentrated MVP/growth/coverage.
Are you looking for funding or are you open to partnership opportunities, and if so, what’s the best way for people to get in contact with you?
We’re open to VC proposals.
It’s better to show your interest via e-mail: https://chummyapp.com/team/
Finally, do you have any other comments or information about your product that you would like to add?
Gone are the days when we borrowed a cup of sugar from the neighbor, but Chummy is bringing back the power of human kindness. Like the real world Bat Signal, we unite caring individuals who enjoy paying it forward and making the world a better place.
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