John Popel joined me to tell me about his new app, Chummy, that helps you ask for help when you need it and give help when you can. It is available both in app store for IOS devices and in Google Play for Android devices.
Interview with John Popel, the Head of Growth of Chummy.
The following is the pre-interview with John Popel. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.
What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?
In fact, Chummy serves to solve a set of personal social problems:
What solutions does our product offer to solve the problems stated above?
Graphical Explanation of Chummy: https://chummyapp.com/why-chummy/
More about Chummy:
Chummy is the simplest way to ask for help and pay it forward ❤
Revenue model: While at the current stage of Chummy we are focused on the growth and quality of our community of kind, good and friendly people, there are many opportunities to fuel that growth financially. E.g. according to the fresh statistics by #CCSIndex, around 61% of Americans feel it is important to buy from socially responsible companies. Joining the our future partnership of kindness such companies could manifest their good attitude by accepting ThankYou tokens our users receive in the app for helping other people. It might be a win-win-win (Social Responsible Companies – Good People – Chummy). We’re aiming to become the largest ecosystem of kindness in the United States and monetizing is the lowest priority for us now.
Scale: We have three dev offices by now: LA (Headquarters), Seattle (Branch Office), Kiev/UA (backend). We have 15 team members. After a year of beta-testing, the app’s ecosystem of kindness has attracted +61,000 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.
John Popel’s bio:
John was born on December 9th, 1982. He holds MBA degree in Marketing, including a MS in Computer Science. Hase over 13 years experience in marketing. Used to work chance to work as CMO for huge both Brick&Mortar and Brick&Clicks Retailers, B2B HoReCa suppliers. Got chance to work for Audi AG and even for Mission Control Center as a liaison officer. As interpreneur himself, used to create HoReCa Online Exhibition in 2009-2010 and B&C Australian furniture stores for in 2012-2014. Successfully gathered funds for physical product on Kickstarter. Joined Chummy team as the Head of Growth in early 2017.
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