Why are fast-food restaurants so popular? Simple and limited menu, presented visually, packaged nicely, easy to consume in bite sizes. People want to consume and share information in the same way. SlideBatch recognizes and meets this demand. It allows anyone to discover, create, and share batches of digital content such as videos, images, articles, and documents in a visual way around a topic or purpose for an intended audience. Presented and digested this way, batches help to market, communicate, educate, sell, inform and more.
SlideBatch has launched and been tested by a number of pilot customers over the past six months, validating its use and demand. The majority of the capital raised in this round will fund marketing and sales to drive up customer adoption, SaaS conversions and KPI's that lead to high value in the market. It will continue to foster self-publishers, uses its own tool to publish content, and aggressively market to consumers. To simplify targeting of self-publishers and consumers and to maximize growth, it has created content channels such as marketing, PR, education, politics and nutrition. Initially, it will focus on marketing, PR, and politics. To attract and retain new users, it will market directly to social sites and email inboxes, while fostering an engaging community. It also will continue to develop key relationships with self-publishers who view content batches as a powerful alternative to creating blogs, Powerpoints, videos, podcasts and other media forms.
SlideBatch offers a unique solution in a vast and exponentially growing digital media market. It provides a freemium version of its product along with upgrades to its private-label, SaaS plans. It has affordable plans for individual users and premium plans for enterprise companies. The margins on each of these plans are very high and will help to accelerate growth. In fact, it has already sold to a handful of clients, including Fortune 500 company, Graybar Electric, and the Missouri Secretary of State and Treasurer. SlideBatch will also create value through KPI's such as free account users, page views and organic growth metrics. As a publisher, it will generate revenue through ads and sponsorships.
Popular ways people consume information fit other demands, but come up short as a visual, topic-centric, content piece. Web searches are a great place to start, but are overloaded and lack presentation. Social sites such as Facebook are great for quick posts, but do not go deeper around a topic. Web articles are often too textual and difficult to sift through. Slideshows such as PowerPoint are great for presentations, but not flexible enough.
SlideBatch stands out because of its commitment to two ingredients: 1) Any content from anywhere--web content, uploaded multimedia and documents, and imported content from Dropbox and others; 2) Flexible organization and design to meet the needs of a variety of publishers and consumers. Some similar solutions focus on only web content, others focus on just file sharing, most do not advance the visual experience. SlideBatch's deliberate effort to combine comprehensive authoring and design needs sets it apart.
Current Investors in SlideBatch come from a remarkable set of backgrounds and industries. This not only speaks to its wide appeal but gives it a broad reach into the marketplace. SlideBatch invites you to join in on this new form of publishing. It is paving the way to clean up content around ideas, make it intelligent, engaging, reusable, easy to find, follow and share. In short, the way many consumers want and need it.
Announced three business solutions: Content Marketing Batches, PR Newsroom and Video/Media LibrariesMarch, 2015
Major product update targeted at business solutions and publishingApril, 2015
Surpassed 60k users, 2500 free accounts, 135k monthly page viewsApril, 2015
Launched Content Curation video batch series with 10 thought leaders in Content Marketing , over 14k views (https://www.slidebatch.com/what-December, 2014
Endorsements from 3 of the top 50 thought leaders in Content MarketingOctober, 2014
Beta product launched with initial customers -- Graybar, Buckeye International, Fat Chimp Studios, Gamers BaseballJuly, 2014