3 of the 4 co-founders (Rabi, Ashish and Akshay) have previously built a startup iCouchapp which was acquired by Vidooly. 4th co-founder was Vice President at Star TV and was responsible for growing Hotstar app to 50Mn users in 6 months. 3 of the engineers (backend, iOS and Android) have worked with us for 2+ years and they all have ESOPs.
Vidzy a viral mobile app to help people strengthen their social ties through casual gifting has grown from 2 to 100 paid Gifters in just 1 month through pure word of mouth ($0 marketing) and inherent viral nature of app. We are looking to raise $500k to $1 Mn, through angel investors who are looking to invest in 'Silicon Valley' first products.
How are we different?
All gifting apps fail at building habit. We have a thought through strategy to do same- Keep the gifting items casual but meaningful (coffee, beer & wine), Reduce choices for the Gifter, Make the experience magical by not asking address or preferences from gifter, Deliver the gift in a mind blowing way to delight the Giftee instantly. Repeat this!
Step by step flow of sending and receiving a gift.
2. Select a gift
3. Add a video wish
4. Pay and send gift
5. Invite (optional)
1. Check invite text from sender or Vidzy
2. Download + Register
3. Check out gift
4. Update address, gift preferences and time of delivery
5. Receives gift