Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
Human Discovery Platform is a decentralized system for complex personality analysis methods creation. It helps researchers testing their hypothesis on the basis of human behavioral patterns and monetizing their knowledge. Now we are having the token sale to raise $30 mln for the further development.
How are you different to others?
HDP is different from other data analysis platforms, because it allows individuals leveraging blockchain technology in their research without any IT background. You can elaborate data and use it to improve people’s lives. One more distinction is our complex architecture, which meets various audiences’ needs for the effective economic collaboration. It doesn’t let skill-oriented experts upload their human personality analysis methods into blockchain network only. It also provides tech-entrepreneurs with ready-to-use API of human research methods to develop smart products on their basis. When end-user requests data analysis from the product, he spends tokens which are later distributed between method-blocks and nodes which run code of analysis.
— Human Discovery (@discovery_human) November 23, 2017
What will help you to succeed?
We have been creating IT-solutions for knowledge monetization for more than three years at GetCourse. Now it’s one of the largest Russian edtech-services with the revenue of $6 mln. So we have three key success aspects for our new project:
We are familiar with the needs of researchers and learners. They require data to verify their methods. Also we’re seeing an emerging consumer trend for personal development. Speaking of GetCourse, the demand for Self-Improvement courses has increased by 300% from $2MM to $6MM from 2014 till 2016.
We have an experience in IT solutions development. Average CAGR of GetCourse is 193% per year, thanks to efficient IT architecture which serves all the needs of courses’ authors and users. Authors can build educational process on the basis of multifunctional modes, creating their own landing pages, accounting and so on.
We are able attracting users and opinion leaders to the platform, as we have already done it with GetCourse, as our first business. We will invite famous people from various spheres (psychology, astrology, human design) to create a final turnkey solution based on their methods, establish a partnership. The same strategy works with websites.
Where are you located?
We are based in Moscow, Russia.
We are ready to offer special terms and conditions for the major participants. Please email at [email protected] to receive the detailed information about the project. Join us https://t.co/TfNiKftdn8 pic.twitter.com/AiRscUkEyY
— Human Discovery (@discovery_human) November 22, 2017
When was the project launched?
Human Discovery Platform was launched in 2017, when we announced hd.dating – the dating service based on one of the platform’s methods. And this proof of concept appeared successful.
Whom are you trying to attract to your product?
We are inviting researchers, psychologists, HR professionals, coaches and consultants – every expert doing researches of the human personality and behavior. We are also trying to attract potential sponsors and tech-entrepreneurs who can develop smart products on the basis of human personality analysis methods.
— Human Discovery (@discovery_human) November 21, 2017
What tips could you give for those, who are looking to build their own business?
I recommend monitoring trends, trying new challenges, testing your ideas, evaluating them, improving, and then going step by step to achieve a success. The success is where the demand is.
Tell us about your team?
The company was founded by Timur Karimbaev (CEO), Marat Nigametzyanov (Business Development Director) and Sergey Mikhailov (COO). Apart from cofounders there are also 10 developers, over 30 help desk specialists, 15 sales managers, 7 methodologists and translators.
What are your plans for the future?
We are planning to launch a platform in June 2018. In December 2018, a decentralized model with a Proof of Stake algorithm will be implemented. Method-blocks will be stored as the analogue bytecode. In February 2020, HDStat Core will be launched and will provide experts with the opportunity of saving research results by analysis block requests to the blockchain network and creating statistically validated methods. In September 2020, Big Data tools will be implemented to analyze the methods results.
How do people get in touch with you?