Ed: Sorry guys I don’t think the world needs another Instant Messenger, I only bring this up because today Linkedin decided to turn their Inbox into an Instant Messenger on me and made me realise I have all the IMs I can deal with and then some.
Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Chat, 4 Slack Groups and Twitter as well as Apple Messages/SMS. (Oh and just remembered Wechat for the occasional Chinese contact so thats 8 if you count the Slack group as one, which it really isn’t.).
Can anyone spell cognitive overload?
I definitely don’t need another IM in my life, in fact I would like to cut a few. I think most people are reasonably similar, I think the only way a new IM app is going to get traction is if it is NSA and Hacker proof but its impossible to prove or disprove.
But what do I know, maybe they have a killer customer acquisition strategy.
One other note, not sure if there is a negative perception of the term Lemon in Mexico, maybe its good with a Corona however in the Western world it generally means something is no good, faulty or generally doesn’t work properly.
Might be worth looking at what you could pivot your capability into.
Go niche, solve a problem for a small group that are desperate for a solution.
|Startup Name||Lemon Group Messenger|
|What problem are you solving?||Because there are many issues in the world right now with privacy, and sexual harassment, a lot of cases start from group chats where you can see everyone’s contact information.|
|What is your solution?||Lemon Group Messenger is a new group messaging app that prioritizes on privacy and efficiency. You can create or join groups without ever having to give away your personal information like your phone number or Facebook account. This is how it works, you create a group, and the app will give you a unique code, “GJH89G” for example, that code will be the code of the group which people will use to join that group. This is a great innovation of the traditional messaging service, since being in a group chat, most of the times doesn’t mean you know everyone and you wouldn’t want to have any direct contact with everyone of those. In Lemon Group Messenger, users cannot contact other users directly nor have any of their private information. Once your group is full you can just close admissions to the group and nobody will be able to join after that, you can also set a group limit when creating the group.What does it do?|
The app has two functions, you can either create or join a group. When you create a group, the app will create a unique code for that group, “GHJ54K”for example, that will be the code of the group and people can join with the code.Why do we need it?
It helps protect the user’s privacy and makes creating a group more efficient. Most of the times when you are in a group chat, you don’t know everyone in the group and don’t want them to have your number or contact you directly.Who is it for?
It is for schools, for the office, for weddings, any type of group you want to create easily and efficiently. It is directed to all those people who are in an endless number of groups where they don’t know most of the people in the group.
What makes it stand out from the crowd?
|How will you make money?|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?||I am the founder and leader and I am a international business student from Mexico City.|
|Founders Names||Arturo Lemmen Meyer|