Building happy teams, one task at a time.
The easiest and most engaging social task management app for business teams.
We are really happy to have reached our funding goal!
Active companies has more than doubled and app usage more than quadrupled since the fundedbyme campaign launch
Since beta-launch in May, Someone.io has had a steady growth in number of sign ups and by August had reached 1.000 companies. But, over the last two months, the development has been nothing short of amazing. Our 4 key metrics are show below, with all of this growth coming since we launched this campaign. All of this has been achieved with no financial investment in marketing for a product that is still in beta, all delivered by our hard working team. With this kind of feedback from the market, we think we are on to something very exciting.
Metrics over over the last two months are as follows:
In October we were, as far as we know, the first Norwegian Startup ever to hit the No. 1 spot on Ycombinator's Hacker News, which was quite the marketing coup. It's having a big impact on not only our numbers, but also our visibility in the market. You can check out our blog post for more a detailed breakdown!
Become a shareholder in a pioneering Social Task Management app
Someone.io is a fully functioning task management app that was soft launched in beta in May 2015. We have a growing user base, with enough users to validate the product and data to test new features.
Our vision is to be pioneers in Social Task Management (STM); We aim to improve employee job satisfaction and overall team productivity. Our mission is to not only improve a team’s productivity but also the quality of their communication. We want to impact office culture and stimulate happier work environments, to encourage teams to celebrate progress together and to acknowledge and validate each other’s achievements.
We are doing research and development in collaboration with SINTEF, Scandinavia's largest independent research organisation, and a group of pilot partner organisations in the private and public sector. This R&D is all targeted towards delivering a product that will fit user needs, impact how engaged teams feel with the work they're doing and be unique in the marketplace.
Which problem are we solving?
Teams are still using emails, spreadsheets, documents to plan and organise projects which leads to a lack of overview of who’s doing what and when. Learning to use a new tool is not only time consuming but also a big risk if it doesn’t fit with the entire team. Our research tells us that teams find traditional task management solutions “boring”, lacking a "human" or social element, leading to further onboarding and retention challenges. Employees feel underappreciated for “wins”.
Someone.io’s strongest feature is its visually oriented, intuitive user interface, giving team members an overview on who is doing what and when, updated in real time. Team members can set deadlines, delegate, upload attachments and comment on each task. Its responsive design means it supports any screen size. It is currently integrated with Slack and available on the Chrome Web Store as a standalone app for the desktop. Our first “social” feature, the High Five button, will be released early September.
Someone.io's design focus is on two things - being effortlessly easy to use and integrate with your team; and being super engaging. Our attractive but minimalistic user interface gives priority to the user's content, we want them to focus on the the task at hand and empower them to make progress with their team. From the first moment of sign up, we want the user to float through the onboarding process as smoothly as possible and start getting value from the tool. The bright colour scheme fits with our vision of being inspiring and fun to use, with a user experience that feels easy and simple. We put effort into small details like animation that aid usability, meaning that we look and feel different to competitor's duller, more static solutions.
The market for cloud-based collaboration productivity tools is exploding. This is not a winner takes all market and there is room for new players who are able to grow quickly. For example, Slack was launched in August 2013 and by June 2015 had 1M+ users and a valuation of $2.76bn. Trello had 0.5M users in July 2012 and 5M+ users in 2014, with a valuation of $50M. (Source: WSJ)
We are currently developing the plan for our business model based on ongoing research with SINTEF and our pilot partners. The current plan is a freemium strategy similar to models proven to work by competitors like Trello, Slack and Asana with:
- Freemium with unlimited number of users and projects.
- Premium subscription (€4/user/month) including private teams and projects, free guests, Google for Work integration and prioritized support.
Use of funds
New funds will be put to work in 5 areas:
- Launch payment solution
- Integrate with Google for Work
- Develop features solving user needs
- Move further into social task management
- Set up & implement sales & marketing strategy
For more details of our strategic plans and financial forecast, please see accompanying documents. Thank you and we hope to see you on our side! Ask us anything, we're happy to answer all your questions.
You can reach us by email on [email protected]