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Insightful ๐Ÿ’ก

smart scrolling

setting the scene

  • you get into bed and begin scrolling though your social feed ๐Ÿคณ
    • before long…it’s 2am ๐Ÿ•‘
  • you think to yourself, “I wish I could’ve been more productive,” but after a long day it’s easy to get lost in your social feed
  • but what if your mindless scrolling could teach you something new? ๐Ÿ’ก
  • this weekโ€™s company provides a new platform that promotes simple, engaging, and personalized learning ๐Ÿ““

in a sentence

Insightful is a mobile platform that allows users to scroll through bite-sized, personalized educational videos made by creators

  • bite-sized: concise content consumed in minutes  
  • personalized: an algorithm recommends videos on different topics in a feed
  • creators: approved educators from a variety of backgrounds

bulleted version: when you’re tempted to take your “quick” social media break, Insightful provides a productive alternative to learning the new TikTok trend ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

the basics

  • industry: media, edtech, e-learning, creator economy
  • headquarters: Berlin, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • year founded: 2021
  • company size: < 10 employees ๐Ÿ’ผ
  • investors: Antler
  • amount raised: 120k 
  • stage: accelerator/incubator 

due diligence

what we like

  • ๐Ÿง  learning for today: Insightful understands the way users want to learn: through short, mobile videos
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ creators: the creator economy is expanding across industries and platforms, and Insightful provides a dedicated place for educators and experts to monetize their insights
  • ๐Ÿ”€ algorithm: by providing users with videos that cater to their interests, Insightful will keep users on the platform for hours

potential risks

  • ๐Ÿคผ competition: thereโ€™s an overwhelming amount of educational content across social platforms, so Insightful must work to keep itself differentiated
    • this is crucial if they plan to charge users down the line
  • ๐ŸŽฅ reliant on creators: Insightful’s content is as good as their creators; could creating videos in-house fill any subject gaps?
  • ๐Ÿšจ regulating content: as the platform scales, will Insightful continue to require creators to apply, and if so, how will this effect growth?

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why Insightful: rather than killing time scrolling through social media, Insightful gives users a sticky, accessible, and personalized platform to learn something delightful ๐Ÿ“–

want to check it out? download Insightful and use the code EARLYACCESS to start learning

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