Community platform Outverse has raised $6 million in a funding round. Founded by Kyran Schmidt, ex Seedcamp, and Ollie Steadman and Jeylani Jeylani, both ex Tab Travel, the SaaS platform is bringing AI-powered tools to community platforms to give a better UX for product teams – a 'full-stack community platform’.
Already launched its open Beta, the UK-based start-up says that other community platform’s ‘tools were never designed to make discussions reference-able or rediscover-able, nor to support the customisation or extensibility needs of modern product teams and their communities'.
“The companies that win big in the next decade will be those that proactively build closer, more authentic relationships with their user community. Outverse will offer companies a complete ecosystem for staying close to their customers, enabling a new generation of iconic products and businesses to emerge,” says Kyran Schmidt, co-founder of Outverse.
“The most successful software companies of the next decade will invest in community early. We see Outverse becoming the engine that powers those communities and enables the new era of community-led growth. We're particularly excited by the simplicity of setup and ease of use that makes community highly accessible to software companies of all sizes, and gives them a searchable, indexable resource that increases in value over time," says Stephanie Opdam at Notion Capital.
“Community is becoming the epi-centre for growth, product ideation and support for modern software companies. However, existing community tools are brittle and haven’t kept up with shifting user preferences. Users are fatigued in Slack channels and overwhelmed in Discord servers. Outverse is building the community platform for the future that empowers users to do their best work and connect,” adds Zach DeWitt, Partner at Wing VC.
Main Image: Outverse team