This past Memorial Day, AZ Tech Beat reported on the beta launch of AlphaStripe. The founders, who are U.S. Military Veterans themselves, created a private platform for service men and women of all ages to share, connect, and honor one another. With emotionally charged content like photos, videos, and stories of war, social sites such as Facebook and YouTube didn’t seem applicable for this type of sharing. In other words,
Based on our research, veterans want to share their stories of conflict but do not want to do it on public social channels, such as YouTube, where their serious and emotional video is posted next to videos of kittens. -Eli Chmouni, Co-Founder & CEO of AlphaStripe
With the help of various awards, grants, seed funding, and their incubation into the Venture Catalyst Program at ASU, AlphaStripe is announcing their brand new interface. Some new features this time around include:
- login capabilities with existing Facebook account
- ability to upload multiple photos and videos at once
- military database tracing back to WWII
- groupings based on assigned military barracks
Now on Veteran’s Day (11-11-12), AlphaStripe will be live, and all shared content will be easily filtered by current trends, conflicts (missions), dates, and networks (groups, or branches of military).
AlphaStripe has created the system, but as with all other user-based social sites, the true success will be determined by the number of active users and the quality of content shared.
More About AlphaStripe
# of Employees: 7
Funding: Self-funded, plus $50,000 in prizes from AppSumo contest & $12,000 from the Edson Student Entrepreneurship Initiative
Founders: Eli Chmouni, Jason Brown, and Pete Chinnici
Phone: (480) 254-3718
Headquarters: ASU SkySong – 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 200 • Scottsdale, AZ • 85257