WriteSome Raises Pre-seed Funding of Undisclosed Amount
Gurugram: WriteSome today announced they had secured an undisclosed amount in their pre-seed funding round. It’s a mobile app to discover and share poetry and original stories. In more than 35 countries app has its users with the highest number from the India, USA and Indonesia. The startup will use the funds for marketing and to expand its team. App lets users read and write stories & poetry but also helps amateur writers get published.
Founder & CEO of WriteSome, Arpit Sihra states, Writesome believes that people have always wanted to share their stories but cannot do it freely because of monetary, industrial, and technological barriers. This funds will help us to break these barriers and create a world where anyone can share their stories globally whenever they want.
Founded in late 2021, WriteSome has solved two major problems for amateur writers: Firstly, “amateur Writing” has mostly been boring. You write something, share it on social media, a few people like it, some comment on it, and that’s it. There’s nothing more to the process. WriteSome’s gamification of the process makes reading and writing fun and brings the global writing community together in a fun way. Secondly, amateur writers have not been able to get published easily. WriteSome helps inexperienced writers take their first step towards getting published.
Kur, an Indonesia-based CTO, says, “The most interesting thing about WriteSome is its gamification. WriteSome’s awards, Writer Coins (™), Medals and trophies make it a fun experience to read and write. Readers can give awards to writers as a token of appreciation which can later be redeemed for goodies. The app itself also gives medals and trophies to both readers and writers as they use the app and achieve certain milestones. Writer Coins are a new concept we brought to enable our users to bring real appreciation for talented writers.”
WriteSome has a fanbase across the globe. With most of its users in the US, the app is slowly becoming the preferred place to write and share for the global writing community. “We’ve been taking continuous feedback from our users. And one of the most interesting insights we got was the love and care the community members have for each other. Writers usually write to share their thoughts; when others read and appreciate their work, they feel happy. We’ve received emails from users thanking us for making this app and they felt they felt safe and appreciated compared to being on other writing apps,” says Arpit Sihra, the Founder & CEO.
“It was exciting to hear how WriteSome was working on making writing fun and how they’re bringing writers, readers and publishers together. WriteSome solves some problems in a fun way and gives great opportunities to writers. But the thing that impressed me was that they have not spent a penny on advertising so far and have still managed to get a global user base that loves the app, ” says the investor who wishes to be anonymous.
WriteSome is already partnering with some of the country’s biggest publishers and one of the world’s biggest literature festivals. These collaborations will help the startup create more value and give amateur writers a great opportunity. With this round of funding and these strategic partnerships, WriteSome is all set to change the way stories & poetry are shared across the globe.