Have a look inside Jodel’s office, see the team and their startup office.
What is Jodel? Jodel App is designed mainly for college & university students. Members can post news, and the community can vote, which of these news are worth to talk about on campus. These “Jodels” (Posts) can be down or up voted by the community.
‘The hyperlocal app’ Jodel is a social media application for anonymous messaging developed for mobile phones. Founded by Alessio Borgemeyer in October 2014 the company is based in Berlin.
Communicating with other people you could meet just around the corner is what Jodel is aiming for. The social media application for messaging allows to publish anonymous posts which are visible for other users within a radius of 10 kilometres.
A post can be a photo as well as a text message with a limited length. Every post can be commented and rated by other users.
Core features of the app are the local aspect as well as the fact that there are no public profiles. In the meantime, Jodel has introduced channels that do not only filter content on a location-specific basis but also by interests. To upload a post, no registration is required. Public profiles do not exist.
The service is available in three different languages: German, English and French. Using the app is free of charge.
Though just for two enterprises, Sky Deutschland and Spotify, the company has started to place advertising. Yet it is also clearly stated that a user may not see more than one advertisement in 24 hours. For the future, more brands will follow.
In the company’s office 30 people are working for the Jodel Venture GmbH.
Primarily used by students, 95 percent of all Jodel users are between 18 and 26 years old. 70 percent of all users are students, 28 percent are young professionals and university graduates.
Round about five million posts are uploaded per day. Apart from Germany, Austria and Switzerland the app’s strongest markets are the Nordic countries and Saudi Arabia.
According to the company’s own statements the number of active users per month in Germany is in the seven-digit range.
In 2017 Jodel received investment funds in the amount of six million euros. Including Facebook’s first CTO, Adam di Angelo, VC Rubylight from Latvia, Floodgate Fund, Global Founders Capital as well as Atlantic Internet. For the future the company plans the entry in the US market.
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