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Discord is considering plans to stay independent, possibly charting a path to its own IPO in the not-too-distant future. The two companies were deep in acquisition talks that valued Discord at around $10 billion before Discord walked away.
Garry is building Kasparovchess - a platform in which legendary chess players will have free reign to share tips and tricks with players from various levels. Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion.
The social audio app’s downloads fell 72% to 2.7M in March as compared to 9.6M in Feb. As the bigger platforms started cloning the social audio feature, this was inevitable unless there is continuous innovation.
Facebook officially announced a suite of new audio products - an indication that it’s taking the threat from Clubhouse and other audio platforms more seriously. The company is doing more than just building its own take on Clubhouse, however, it’s also announcing tools that allow podcast creators to share long-form audio, a new Spotify integration for music and a brand-new short-form experience called Soundbites.
📚 Learning Pit
Ryan built and sold Product Hunt to Angel List for $20M and is now a VC with Weekend Fund. Here are some tips he used to build Product Hunt.
Everyone's catching up on the new craze in town - Discord. Initially launched as a platform that allows gamers to talk to each other via audio chats while playing and streaming, Discord has evolved into a place where people can gather on “servers” to discuss various topics of interest. Similar to Slack channels, Discord users can customize servers around different topics, from science, to anime to technology. Here's a read on how you could use it to build your brand's community.
A take on how community is essential for media companies too going ahead!
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🛠️ Featured Tool for community building
Hive is co-founded by Max Haining - the man behind 100DaysOfNoCode. Hive let's you organize, manage and track masterminds to scale connections in your community. Hive normalizes member-led masterminds by selecting hosts, whilst feeding you insights on how each group is performing, thereby easing out a community manager's job!
👩 👨 Featured Community Builder
Meet David Spinks : Co-Founder of CMX, VP of Community at Bevy and the author of The Business of Belonging.
David Spinks is the Founder of CMX and the VP of Community at Bevy. For over 10 years he has worked to help community professionals thrive, advised the world’s largest organizations on community strategy, and developed frameworks that have been used by thousands of community teams.
CMX is a network of over 20,000 community professionals. He also hosts a weekly podcast called Masters of Community where I interview the world’s top community builders and experts.
You can also check out his newsletter here.
📅 Upcoming Community Events
❓ Live Expert Q&A: How to radically stand out from your competition with Louis Grenier (Founder, Everyone Hates Marketers) on 28th April 9:00 PM IST.
📱 Product Teardown on Go Dutch with The Product Folks on 1st May 5:30 PM.
🔦 Spotlight on a CBC (Cohort-Based-Course)
The On Deck Founder Fellowship (ODF) is a ten-week remote program that brings together an incredible group of founders who are in the early stages of building their next startup. On Deck fellows founded 330+ companies and raised over $250m from incredible investors. There are over 1,400 ODF fellows building the next great wave of companies.
Next Cohort Starts : June 10th, 2021 (ODF10)
Application Deadline : 31st May, 2021
Checkout this thread for a few more CBCs:
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