By @SimonCocking

Describe the company – the elevator pitch …

ClearPoll is an exciting new project, utilising blockchain technology to create a social opinion poll service with accurate, uncensored results. Users can search for polls on issues they care about, vote easily, and instantly view realtime poll results data. The blockchain ensures nobody, not even us, can tamper with any votes or with final poll results. ClearPoll will be a social hub allowing people from all walks of life to have their voice heard, loud and clear.

How are you different?

Clearpoll differs from other online polling services due to its use of blockchain technology to secure the votes. There is also a gap in the market for a dedicated opinion polling social media platform. Currently, people must try and share their opinions on other platforms, in amongst news, entertainment, status updates and other material. ClearPoll will focus solely on the recording, reporting and sharing of public opinion.

Why will the company/product do well?

The world is changing. Everybody has an opinion. There is extensive manipulation of data occurring, as well as extreme censorship on major media outlets and websites. It is becoming very difficult to know what people really want. ClearPoll provides the perfect forum for expressing your opinion and discovering what others think. The key is to create a social environment that is simple and enjoyable to use and stays true to what it is – a platform for having your voice heard. ClearPoll will be the best at what it is. On a technical level, the system running behind the scenes is incredibly efficient, and offers rewards to those who help to keep it running. A unique aspect of ClearPoll is that the more popular it becomes, the better it works. More users, more votes, more data to analyse, more understanding of what people really want, more sharing, more global impact – and it’s all using the absolute best technology that no corporation can interfere with.

Where are you based?

We are a Perth, Western Australian startup.

What have been your biggest wins to date?

To be honest, our biggest win is finding a project that we love working on and we believe in. It tackles an issue we really care about which is giving everyone an equal voice, and reporting it in an unadulterated, uncensored and accurate way. In the past, our biggest wins on a business level would be developing apps with over 10 million users, on a marketing budget of almost zero. We have defied the odds time and time again due to our work ethic, creativity and ability to learn and adapt to fast changing technology.

What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?

Our product is designed to have the absolute widest audience, given that it is meant to measure public opinion as a whole. With that in mind, we have designed a very simple app to use, where all the fancy technology happens in the background, with no tech knowledge required by the user. If you can use a mobile phone on a basic level, you can use ClearPoll to its full potential.

What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?

Don’t try to follow in others footsteps. Blaze your own trail. Follow up on your crazy ideas.

Tell us about your team?

We have a young and enthusiastic team of developers, designers and marketing specialists. We have all worked together for a long time on various projects.

What are your long term plans for your product/company?

We want to see ClearPoll become the go-to option for people to have their say. We want the public opinion dialogue to move from other social platforms, where it is simply not working effectively, onto ClearPoll where it is absolutely welcome. We plan to extend the service to include ClearPoll Plus which is an advanced metrics subscription, which can only be obtained with our POLL tokens.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

My personal favourite tech gadget is my Minelab metal detector because my 3yr old daughter loves exploring for treasure with me on the weekends. On a more traditional level, I’m a big Samsung fan, you will never catch me with an iPhone (although I do understand the appeal).

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Anything else you’d like to add/we should have asked?

ClearPoll is currently having a Pre-ICO token sale, where contributors can purchase POLL tokens. POLL tokens will be used in various ways, but also will be tradable on cryptocurrency exchanges once they are generated. Now would be a great time to support the ClearPoll project, as you’ll receive discounts on the tokens. Your support will make a huge difference to us.

How do people get in touch with you?

Our website is https://www.clearpoll.io or you can email us at [email protected]


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