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Startup Roundup – 24th May

Social Discovery Insights is constantly on the lookout for new players, disruptive business models, and innovative technologies, in the social discovery market.

  1. Clapper: A potential TikTok alternative, this growing short-video social platform targets a slightly older Gen X and Gen Y audience. Clapper has no ads and its features include livestreams, chat, and an option to filter posts by location. It focuses on helping users find communities of interest, rather than what’s trending.
  2. Moments: Aiming to provide a simple flow to meet users’ social needs, Moments focuses on shared moments with close friends and family. Users can create or be added to a plan with friends, and also share photos and videos live with others from a shared experience. Once they’re no longer sharing in real time, posts can be converted into ‘memories’.
  3. Gratitude Plus: To improve relationships and mental wellness habits, this freemium app offers a positive and reflective social experience. Users receive prompts to journal, and their answers can be shared with close friends and family in private groups or “circles” within the app. It includes mood tracking and an anonymous community-based feed.

In Case You Missed It! Here’s last week’s Startup Roundup:

  1. The Breakfast: Created for modern creatives to make new chance connections, The Breakfast offers its users one chance a day to meet someone new and connect with them in-person over breakfast. To join, users must be invited or have their application approved by the app first. It’s currently available in 15 cities worldwide.
  2. 222: A social experience platform which uses AI to generate in-person meetups at curated hyperlocal venues between compatible people. Users pay a one-time fee or a recurring subscription to unlock events where they can meet their best friendship matches over dinner. For now, it’s available to those based in Los Angeles or New York.
  3. Wayve: A new social app to view any nearby friends on a map. All users appear anonymous on the map, but sending a temporary ‘wayve’ to someone allows you to reveal each other’s identities and chat or meet up, if they accept your wayve. Friends on the map must be added from a username or contact, and privacy settings are highly customizable.
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