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Clubhouse

Social media app based on voice

201-500 employees
  • B2C
  • Communication
  • Entertainment
  • Social
  • SaaS
  • Social Media
  • Community
SoMa, San Francisco, CA

Company mission

To fill everyone's life with rich and meaningful friendships.

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45% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Anyone with their ear to the ground will have heard of 2021’s breakout social app Clubhouse. The invite-only audio chat social platform grew significantly throughout the year as many sought to shift away from mainstream platforms in search of something new. Its platform makes talking, chatting, storytelling, and developing personal relationships more simple and effortless across the globe. With this approach, it is reducing the friction for human socialising in an increasingly digital world.

However, platforms like Facebook, Spotify, Telegram, and Discord have either brought out or are racing to bring out competitive “social audio” features, and have significantly stronger resources and user bases which could see them make a real dent in Clubhouse’s market share. The company will also need to account for the possibility of countries following the lead of China or the UAE in banning or restricting the platform’s use.

While Clubhouse was able to cash in on its “buzzy” concept before others did, it will need to continue to roll out new features (such as its House Building) as it shifts its focus toward more intimate chatrooms to further secure its position in the game-changing new social-media sector.

Benefits

  • Flexible vacation
  • Great healthcare
  • Family leave benefits
  • Generous work from home stipend
  • Work from anywhere
  • Quarterly in-person get togethers

Funding (2 rounds)

Jan 2021

$100m

SERIES B

May 2020

$12m

SERIES A

$112m

Total funding

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Founders

Paul Davison

(Co-founder & CEO)

After an MBA at Stanford, Paul was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, before founding Highlight, which was acquired by Pinterest in 2016. After working as a Pinterest Product Lead for a year, they co-founded Clubhouse in February 2020.

Rohan Seth

(Co-founder)

After graduating from Stanford in Computer Science, Rohan worked at Google for 6 years. Then co-founded Memry Labs which was later acquired by Opendoor.

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