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Michael Waxman@wxmn · Founder & CEO, Grouper
Founder of Grouper here. This is definitely something we've talked about, but haven't decided to build - so I'm excited to see this hypothesis tested :) As somewhat of a domain expert :p I think the biggest forces working for and against this are, FOR: the group attractiveness effect. AGAINST: the logistics of meeting up are hard, and with every additional person the difficulty increases exponentially. Then again, with everyone already out, it could be a lot easier. Best of luck!
Michael Waxman@wxmn · Founder & CEO, Grouper
Formatting fail. Any help @rrhoover?
Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@wxmn your comment looks fine, imo! You can add HTML to hyperlink text though. 😊
Adam LiebmanMaker@adamliebman · CEO & Founder, Squad
@wxmn Hey Michael, great to hear your perspective! As we were building Squad, we thought a lot about how people currently go out and meet people. What we've tried to create here is something that mimics what you're looking for when you head out with your friends, minus the pressure and fear of rejection that comes from having to cold-approach. Ultimately, people go out to meet other people, and we want to give them tools to be able to do that wherever they are!
Michael Waxman@wxmn · Founder & CEO, Grouper
@rrhoover Ah, that's what I was looking for. Thanks Ryan!
Drew MeyersHiring@drewmeyers · Co-Founder, Horizon
@adamliebman @wxmn "What we've tried to create here is something that mimics what you're looking for when you head out with your friends" But is this 5 or 10 times as good as the way it works already without an app (without critical mass)? I worry about product approaches that try to mirror real life...we've run into some challenges with @gethorizonapp on that front. Yes, everyone on the planet will host a friend, friend of a friend, or member of a trusted community they belong to if they aren't busy and have a couch/room...same as everyone that goes out is interested in meeting new people. But is there really a urgent problem with the way hosting people, or meeting other friend groups, works organically in the real world? What's going to convince them to use an app to do the same thing they are already doing? That said, I see the bigger picture and I do think there is an opportunity. The challenge is going to be winning over key influencers within their friend groups, and convincing them to make all their friends use some new app. Sure, I could spend my social capital with my close friends to get them to use this...but the fact of the matter is I (and others) only have so much energy to spend "selling" their friends app X is worth installing/using. Best of luck.
Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I've used Grouper a few times months ago. This reminds me of it but far more spontaneous and not anonymous. Although it's clearly targeted toward the single crowd, this could still be fun with a group of friends even if you're taken. h/t @anthonyha from his TC write-up.
Adam LiebmanMaker@adamliebman · CEO & Founder, Squad
@rrhoover Thanks for the hunt, Ryan! You nailed it! We like what Grouper does, but we think it's important to be able to talk to people before you meet IRL. I'll be around all day to answer questions, and would love to hear what everyone thinks!
Nicholas Spinazze@spinoodle · CEO, Lynxus
Kind of an interesting twist on the tinder model! Could see this being fun with friends on a night out!
Adam LiebmanMaker@adamliebman · CEO & Founder, Squad
@spinoodle appreciate the kind words, Nicholas. we're very excited to help people make the best of their nights out!
Yaron Eisenstein@eisensteinyaron · Co-founder @ binj.tv
Looks like a nice concept. Looking forward to the Android version
Adam LiebmanMaker@adamliebman · CEO & Founder, Squad
@eisensteinyaron Thanks, Yaron! Feel free to signup for the android waiting list on getsquad.co!
dimitar inchev@idmtr · Team Coworkies & StartupBerlin.co
@spinoodle Feels more like a light weight version of 3nder.
Nicholas Spinazze@spinoodle · CEO, Lynxus
@idmtr haven't checked out 3nder? what's the tagline description of that?