Merkry is a browser extension that enables communications over any website to facilitate private messaging, group chatting and public commenting.
B2B: Online Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Compliance Software
Most HR packages lack adequate tools for tracking and reporting harassment and discrimination. Merkry's browser extension sits on top of any online employee directory or collaboration tool with user profile pages to allow users to keep journals of incidents, anonymously report issues and see reports of issues by employee. Employees can also create private 'water cooler' chat groups which management can't read but we provide anonymous keyword feedback to employers to understand what employees are talking about.
B2C: Online Dating Distruptor
- Fees for messaging on dating sites can range from $10 to $50/month;
- The dating websites do a poor job of monitoring bad behavior by their clients or weeding out fake profiles because they don't want to lose users and revenue;
- Online profile frequently use false data (height, weight, age, marital status) and old or fake photos but there is no accountability or way to warn others.
Merkry's DateAha! MVP provides a browser extension that allows daters to write or reply to anonymous comments directly on top of any dating profile. The owner of that profile can get alerts that someone put digital graffiti on their profile and send a message back to the original poster - opening up a channel for communication.
Other online daters can also see messages or comments about that profile - reporting inaccurate or fake profile information or bad behavior of the person thereby forcing online daters to be more honest in their profiles and more respectful in their communications and dates. Any comment can be reported for violating our terms to prevent abuse.
The Market: The online dating business is about $2.4B US with 40M adult users in the US and 294M users globally.
Freemium Business Model: The free version allows for posting and replying to comments and seeing the comments of other users. The premium version ($.99/month per claimed URL) allows for alerts when your profile has comments posted over it, private direct messaging between users and private group chatting. The audio/video upgrade ($.99/month) allows a/v comments and chatting. A free app version will enable mobile access to all DM, group chats and public comments. more