Canadian startup Teamstory has decided to deliver a mobile picture-based community for startups and entrepreneurs. While AngelList and Crunchbase offer the birds eye view of a company, they never dive too deep into who the startup really is. That’s why we were very engaged when YourExtraLife shared their startup with us. They did more then just share what the project was they built videos to share their story giving a glimpse into the world that was YourExtraLife. Although that startup is no longer available for download, the idea resonates with us and is what makes us believe Teamstory should be successful as well.
Dubbed where “Instagram meets AngelList”, you share you unique startup moments as they unfold and discover other like-minded individuals along the way. Each year 100 million startups are created, and we at New-Startups.com share only a tip of that iceberg, and too often those working on startups are working tirelessly in an insolated bubble to make dreams a reality. With only a few strong meetup groups or communities there seems to be very little places for startups to share their stories and moments with other entrepreneurs—that’s where Teamstory comes in.
Teamstory helps startups share their unique adventures with fellow startups and cheer each other on. Entrepreneurs can share the journey (good, ugly, and bad moments), along with the successes of launches, seed round, team trips, meetups and much more. On top of that the application becomes a home for discovery of products and other startups that may be just next door opening the opportunity for new collaborations.
Startups may have some hesitations on sharing their stories and process or fear a lack of time to participate in the community, but we and apparently co-founder Kevin Kim of Teamstory thinks that’s the wrong attitude as well. In a recent medium post he answers back “There is a value in sharing stories — the good, the bad and the ugly. Because likely other people are going through the same stuff. Why not connect?” and “If you’re reading TechCrunch articles on successful startups, you have time.”