Crowdfanatic's DEMO Pitch Puts Dragons' Den in Perspective

Despite getting demolished by the Dragons, Yaron Baraz and his startup Crowdfanatic are still at it.

Two weeks ago Baraz pitched Crowdfanatic's new "group connectivity layer for Facebook" at DEMO in Santa Clara and the reception was much more positive.

Crowdfanatic’s new social app acts as layer over Facebook, so that fans of of our group on facebook can go head-to-head with another group (think Twilight versus Huger Games).

Users can create "arenas" in which these fans will suggest debate topics, play games, vote in polls, and perform other Facebook-oriented actions such as liking and commenting. On either side, fans can become “top supporters” depending on how often they engage with the arena.

The end goal is to win your debates and spread your side of the story on the biggest social network in the world.

In a DEMO panel, Intel Captial's Christine Herron compared Baraz's look to Vin Diesel but also went on to say that "there seems to be an unlimited appetite" for these types of apps and that Crowdfanatic will "take off and figure out the model from there."

Bazaz started the company in 2009 and so far has raised around $300K from friends and family. Crowdfanatic has six employees and is headquartered in Vancouver as well as Sunnyvale, California.

Photo: DEMO

CrowdFanatic Online Inc
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CrowdFanatic is the first online confrontation platform. CrowdFanatic is the first ‘Online Confrontation Platform’ – a global arena and set of tools for group members to support their group, oppose their rivals and to shift public opinion to their side. With CrowdFanatic we present a new genre of online services to enhance Group Identity, motivate social activism and stimulate democratic... more

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