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Cobbles Investor Materials

We are grateful that you have chosen to learn more about our business. As a startup, we recognize the value of your time, and -respectfully - ours too.

 

In an effort to make the connection and evaluation process more efficient, We are publishing a library of details about the company that - we hope - will assist you in assessing the opportunity to invest alongside us. 

We are actively investing our own capital and seeking to partner with outside private and institutional investors. 

Collectively, we have founded 8 Companies, Raised in excess of $50MM in institutional Capital and exited 4 times.  
 

Thank-you again and we look forward to connecting more should the investment opportunity be a fit. 

Meet the Founders 

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Mark Slater

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Founder and CEO

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BA, BS Boston University.

Mark has authored the following Patents: #10205685, 10205687

Scott Johnson

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Board Member, Investor.

BA Cornell University.

MBA MIT Sloan School of Management.

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John Ludes

Co-Founder and COO

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BS, University of Vermont

MBA, University of Rhode Island.

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Dan Cornwell

Advisor, Investor.

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BA, Yale University.

MBA Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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John Slater

Co-Founder and CCO

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University of Oxford.

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Chris John

Advisor, Investor.

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BA, Providence College

MBA Babson College.

More Resources 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to restore that sense of interconnectedness, to our neighbors and our communities that online social networks have so effectively eroded.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to re-imagine local communities to a more neighbor-centric, social media free platform.

The Problem

The Genesis of our Idea

The Story of Local 

As is the case with nearly every industry at this stage in 2021, The Local landscape has undergone a “transformation by atomization” over the last 20 years.

 

The internet has un-bundled traditional media constraints. The creation, distribution and consumption of the local content pylons continue to experience massive change. 

- People do not read newspapers, they use their phones. 

- Local Journalists are no longer beholden to the Newspapers distribution channel. 

- Merchants have stopped buying print ads.

We believe that the explosion of the passion economy, The acceleration of mobile visual innovation frameworks, and the addiction storm building around Social Media create the right environment for the change we propose with our platform . 

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History can be signal not noise

What the history of the internet is telling us 

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The Non-Obvious opportunity in Visual Innovation

Nearly every notable venture investor missed this...

Why we believe a non-obvious opportunity exists with Visual Innovation in Local 

Everyone Passed on Instagram. Why? 

In the example of Instagram eating Facebook, we explain that the "non-obvious" advantage was the trigger and that we believe a similar opportunity exists in local.

“Thanks to this cocktail of better chips, better processing, better sensor and ever-improving algorithms, the future belongs to computational photography” Om Malik, Venture Capitalist

We believe there is an untapped desire to return to a more civil, authentic and visual community experience. Social media fatigue, Fake news, disease, loneliness and longing are all emotional triggers that exist in abundance with this rationale. 

Are you an Investor? 

We are actively investing our own capital and seeking to partner with outside private and institutional investors. 

Collectively, we have founded 8 Companies, Raised in excess of $50MM in institutional Capital and exited 4 times.  
 

Thank-you again and we look forward to connecting more should the investment opportunity be a fit. 

Mark, John, John S, and Gwinyai. 

Comments or feedback? Go Here

Individual slides and supporting materials 

We use Notion to build, manage, and update our slides from time to time. We've given you access below. The workspace contains a-lot more detail than the slides. You may also comment and provide feedback there which would would most appreciate. 

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