Serendipity

Get introduced to someone awesome, every month.

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#2 Product of the WeekOctober 29, 2015
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Manasvini KrishnaMaker@manasvinik
Hey everyone! This is a tiny project I put together over the weekend. Serendipity sends you exactly one email every month, introducing you to another awesome person, randomly selected. I love monthly products, because it's something nice to look forward to, and the idea of a surprise is always nice. I think it'd be fun to see what comes out of it in a few months, and it's pretty exciting to think that anything could, given the serendipity! 😄
Adam Muller@muller_adam · Co-founder ADHD Collective, MullerCast
@manasvinik LOVE it!
SHAREFLO@sharefloapp · Founder, Shareflo
@manasvinik Kinda cool! What is the criteria for being awesome?
Manasvini KrishnaMaker@manasvinik
@muller_adam @manasvinik Thanks Adam! Hope you meet some great people, and have fun!
Manasvini KrishnaMaker@manasvinik
@sharefloapp @manasvinik The easy part is to ensure that there are no fake accounts, and that everyone who signs up is "real". The difficult part is to have any set criteria. So it might get a bit subjective, and I'm not sure there's any way to keep that out, but I really want to make sure that everybody adds value -- ensuring that is what will make the random matches work. Thoughts on this welcome. :)
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠@milann · Making technology come alive 🃏
@manasvinik great idea! Curious what gift I will get in my email box. Serendipity at scale! Love it! Can you please share the 'results' here on this page? Like successful matches and stuff. (curious because I'm building something similar hihi)
Brian Ma@zealoustiger · Founder, Weave.in
Congrats @Manasvinik! Love when people are thinking about this space. We've been working on this problem for the past 6 months or so. (https://www.producthunt.com/tech...) Happy to share insights and would love to grab coffee to chat more if you're interested. Some interesting things we've found: - The hardest part is getting people to a real life meeting. We've had to develop lots of followup logic to get this to happen. - Once people go on their first meeting, they continue to go. We're seeing 90+% second meetings and 80+% 30 day retention. - Locations matter alot. If someone can't get there in 5-10min they probably won't go. Also there's a big difference between times (9am, 10am, 2pm, etc) - We found that match quality was also really important. Once matched, if the person didn't see much value in meeting the person, no real life interaction (or any interaction) happens. Usually a "soft reject" happens by the person not interested just rescheduling indefinitely.
Manasvini KrishnaMaker@manasvinik
@zealoustiger Brian, Weave looks cool! Thanks for those insights, they're very interesting. Does Weave concentrate on location based meet ups? I'd love to talk more. :)
Brian Ma@zealoustiger · Founder, Weave.in
@manasvinik @zealoustiger Yep location based. I'll reach out on twitter to connect!
Lenny HuHiring@lenndizzle · Designer and Product Guy
Signed up! Randomness is pretty cool.... the anticipation is like opening a present.
PedroHiring@pcbo · Co-founder @ Landing.jobs
I just registered because I'm a huge believer in serendipity :clap: :slowclap: :clapagain:
Manasvini KrishnaMaker@manasvinik
@pcbo Thanks, Pedro! I am, as well - some amazing things have happened to me serendipitously.
Manasvini KrishnaMaker@manasvinik
@shib88 Thanks! Yes, I did think of adding a location option, but wanted to make the first iteration simple. Hope to introduce location soon! :)