Red Cloud Digital – SlideBatch
Capture Your Ideas in a Batch
Red Cloud Digital – SlideBatch is raising $850,000 with a minimum reservation of $50,000.
- Funding Goal$850,000
- Minimum Reservation$50,000
- Pre-money Valuation$6,050,000
- Open Date04/01/2015
- Closing Date
- SlideBatch makes and publishes intelligent content.
- Most important product features are launched.
- Capital is needed to scale up marketing and sales.
SlideBatch is an innovative new web application that cuts through content overload on the web with a simple concept of a “Batch”, which has ubiquitous appeal to both publishers and consumers.
SlideBatch is an innovative new web application that cuts through content overload on the web with a simple concept of a “Batch”, which has ubiquitous appeal to both publishers and consumers. A “Batch” is the right mix of content, delivered at the right place and time to a target audience.
SlideBatch’s technology platform is robust, scalable and cloud-based, with a unique media-first approach that includes built-in encoding and playback of any mix of media types, including videos, images, documents, websites, music and podcasts. Easy authoring tools allow media to be collected from anywhere, directly curated from the Web using a built-in web search tool, uploaded from local hard drives and imported from popular cloud storage services.
The SlideBatch tool enables marketers and PR professionals to improve the quality, variety and frequency of published content, leading to deeper audience engagement. SlideBatch is a freemium product, with a featured free version to encourage wide spread adoption, with SaaS conversion to more features and branding options for professional, business and organizational use. A mix of marketing tactics will be used to drive adoption in our target audiences, including email campaigns, ad buys, sponsorships, social placements and influencer partnerships.
SlideBatch is also a publisher of well-curated, digital content. Batching of digital content is a new form of publishing–much like blogging was 10 years ago. SlideBatch is paving the way to “clean up” content around ideas, make it intelligent, engaging, re-usable, easy to find, follow and share. In short, the way consumers want and need it. SlideBatch’s publishing channels will be monetized with ads, sponsorships and promotions.
The potential market for SlideBatch is large and high growth – essentially anywhere digital content is organized, presented and shared with a purpose. Publishing tools and platforms in the space have been very successful, with SlideShare being the most similar competitor to SlideBatch.
10 Ways to Use SlideBatch
- Be a Thought Leader
- Promote a Product
- Be a Fan
- Cover and Event
- Teach a Subject
- Create a “How To”
- Make a Top 10 List
- Coach a Sport
- Build a Bio Batch
- Promote a Destination
Beta product launched with initial customers — Graybar, Buckeye International, Fat Chimp Studios, Gamers Baseball
Started interaction with key influencers in content marketing and public relations
Started promotion on social media and with key influencers
Surpassed 50k users, 2000 free accounts, 135k monthly page views
Announced three business solutions: Content Marketing Batches, PR Newsroom and Video/Media Libraries
Major product update targeted at business solutions and publishing