Fereshteh Forough, Biz Stone, and Roya Mahboob
If you’ve been following along with the Jelly story, you have cause for celebration. Jelly 1.0 is ready, giving people an inside look at one of Silicon Valley’s most mysterious companies. In 2013, Film Annex Capital Partners in partnership with Roya Mahboob of Afghan Citadel Software Company, we were able to make an investment in Jelly last year. I’ve had to remain silent about what the app does, but now, I’m allowed to share with you how Jelly works and how we want to use it in Afghanistan and Central Asia.
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Jelly, co-founded by Biz Stone (formerly of Twitter) and Ben Finkel, is an app that makes social networking useful by applying it to search-like questions. Using social networks, users can take a picture and ask a question, sending the question to their social networks. Friends can forward the question as well, bringing to life the old adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” By making questions and search social, Jelly hopes to change how we ask questions and search for things. You can learn more and watch an informational video about Jelly here as Fereshteh Forough of Women's Annex Foundation interviews Biz Stone at the Film Annex studio in New York City.
Jelly has attracted Roya Mahboob as its advisor along with an interesting and diverse group of people, including Al Gore, Bono, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter. By seeking out diverse and unconventional investors, the company is setting a path that emphasizes its differences from traditional search and social networking uses.
Because Jelly helps people help each other, it’s a very meaningful tool for people in Afghanistan and Central Asia. I hope they are able to access the app and use it to build stronger connections, build professional and personal networks and use the full power of the Internet to learn more and meet more people.
Try it and connect with the world…..