Rocketclub has announced the launch of 6 new food and travel apps on its early adopters reward platform.
The platform offers app users shares in the new app they use, leading to the chance of real monetary returns for their time. In total, 7 companies are part of the platform that offers equity to early users in exchange for a few simple tasks that support the companies and enhance brand awareness.
New additions to Rocketclub include Spottly, a photo-based travel guide companion app; Banter!, a real-time occupancy app for nightlife; and Noble Brewer, a community network designed for craft beer connoisseurs.
“We’re super excited to launch our newest batch of food and travel startups to our quickly growing community. Everyone loves great food, drinks, and travel. We want to connect these cool companies with supporters who similarly love the idea,” said CEO and Co-founder of Rocketclub, Erik Chan.
The idea is that new startups are offered the chance to engage with a community who will use, promote, and offer feedback on their product. Users gain the opportunity to learn about cool new startups and are rewarded with shares for their time and contributions.
For example, Noble Brewer offers the first 500 approved members a share of 1.0% if within 3 months they successfully subscribe to a membership, post reviews of beers on the website, complete 2 feedback surveys and refer the network to 5 friends.
The aim is to offer a solution for the “chicken and egg hurdle” startups often experience. Startups can’t get users without word-of-mouth buzz and social proof, but they can’t get buzz and social proof without users. Moreover, feedback from early adopters is essential for refining the product, which will in turn attract more users, as well as investors and press.
The Co-founders Erik Chan and Paul Chen stress that they built the platform to help startups build a community of engaged users and customers. Their mission is to help startups succeed through accelerating them towards product-market fit, and believe in a future where we all have a stake in the products we use and love.
“Who wouldn’t want to contribute and become a part of what could be the next TripAdvisor or Blue Bottle?”, concluded Chan.