Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams is set to release a social app that allows creatives to network, connect and collaborate.
‘Daisie’ will help budding creatives gain valuable exposure, and introduce them to mentors who can help direct them in their career.
Williams said in a statement: “I want Daisie to give other creatives the opportunities that I was lucky enough to receive at the beginning of my career. Daisie will break down the archaic gap between youth and creative jobs; offering new opportunities for individuals to collaborate, learn and create – establishing a new way for talented individuals to be discovered and employed”.
The platform will use a freemium model, with extra features available for users who subscribe. The business will not rely on advertising.
Film producer Dom Santry, working as CEO, said: “Social media can be a very lonely place, and somewhere that doesn’t necessarily inspire collaboration or foster meaningful connections.
“It’s very easy for creative voices to get lost in platforms riddled with ads and unimportant content; we’re hoping to eradicate these, providing a focused, industry specific platform.”
The app is reportedly four months into a ten month build, going live on the App Store and online in August 2018.
A high profile launch is said to be in the pipeline.
Daisie has echoes of Bumble Bizz, Whitney Wolfe Herd’s women-first networking site integrated into the dating app.
It may also have to compete with Ripple, a new platform launched by former Tinder executive Ryan Ogle.
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