Wed, 7 July 2021
In this episode, Hall welcomes Reyn Aubrey, CEO of PocketChange.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, PocketChange is a social media platform created to reverse the chaos created by social media 1.0. They do many things differently, including paying for a donation to charity every time someone posts, likes, or comments on something on the platform. They have reworked content moderation, policy, and have built a community culture that is good. They have launched their platform and have already raised money for angel investors and received press and influencer attention.
Their content moderation has been rebuilt from the ground up to deal with their current divisive social climate. Best of all, the community is filled with people who believe that social media can be better than what it is today.
"Society is more divided, more hateful, and more fed up and frustrated than ever before. Social media 1.0 accelerated this mess, and social media 2.0 can get us out of it." ….Reyn Aubry.
Reyn was named one of the top 25 innovators in Colorado, and his previous consumer products company outsold Walmart and Target in his home state. Now Reyn has shifted his focus to building a massive company that rights the wrongs of social media 1.0, and in the process makes society a better place.
Reyn is part of the next generation of leaders building the future of social platforms.
He currently resides in Denver full-time.
Reyn discusses the state of investing in social media, some of the challenges startups face, and some of his plans for PocketChange.
Music courtesy of Bensound.