Introducing Cobbles Inc. 

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 currently in the process of raising a $1MM Seed round to confirm our pilot cohorts in wider markets. If you would like to connect. We'd welcome it! 

 
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Mark and John. 

 

Meet the Founders 

Visit the full team page 

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Mark Slater

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Founder and CEO

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John Ludes

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Co-Founder and COO

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John Slater

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Co-Founder and CCO

University of Oxford.

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BA, BS Boston University.

Board Member, Investor.

Scott Johnson

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BA Cornell University.

MBA MIT Sloan School of Management.

BS, University of Vermont

MBA, Providence College.

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Advisor, Investor.

Dan Cornwell

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BA, Yale University.

MBA Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Advisor, Investor.

Chris John

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BA, Providence College

MBA Babson College.

We are actively investing our own capital.

Between us, we have founded 5 Companies, Raised in excess of $50MM in institutional Capital and exited 4 times. 

 

We are engineers, Operators, and designers with deep experience hyper-local market  roots and extensive start-up experience

Our Mission

Cobbles is re-imagining how people connect with their local community and the neighbors who make it unique.

The Problem we are solving 

 
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The Cobbles Platform

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The Data

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Lets replicate and scale this 

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Appendix: Supporting information

Competitive Matrix

Market and Business Model

Macro and "Non-Obvious" opportunity in Local

Investor Materials Detail

Competition

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Market and Business Model

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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

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The Non-Obvious opportunity in Visual Innovation

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

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. 

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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.

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

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. 

“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

Investor materials in Detail:

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“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