evly is the world's first Crowdsourcing Social Network. Users can build freemium crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, crowdwisdom or crowdintelligence sites with just a few clicks. It's all tied together with the golden string of a social network.
Users can create personas which can each create multiple crowdsourcing micro-sites quickly via a wizard which asks them a few quick questions. Thereafter the users can mass customize their site via evly's fluid drag-and-drop interface and widgets and enjoy deep analytics and management on the back-end.
Future features : mobile, ecommerce, 3rd-party api and more.
The site is currently in beta 0.5
Company contact details
tel : +27 82 7173802
skype : eraneyal-springleap.com
twitter : @evlydotcom
Co-Founder twitter : @eraneyal
Brief business history
evly.com was launched on 22 November 2010 at 14h00 GMT+2.
evly is a subsidiary of Crowdtech Holdings which has a total of 21 employees.
The co-founders are Eran Eyal and Eric Edelstein, both of whom have enjoyed numerous successes in internet, crowdsourcing, creative and technology space.
Springleap.com--a fast-growing, revenue generating business that supplies products around the globe as well as hosts design competitions--became the case studyfor evly.com.
December 2007: The co-founders initially supplied US$600,000 funding for Springleap and evly (in concept at the time). They later received an injection of US$70,000 by Paul Simon (Angel Investor)
November 2009 : Lord Duncan Barratt (Angel Investor) invested US$555,555 into the building of evly.com.
Currently post launch (22 Nov 2010) - Seeking next round of funding to acquire skills (mostly developers) and open a US-based office.
Success to date
evly has had many successes to date, including:
1. 2008 - Springleap takes 2nd place at the Innovation 100 Awards in California
2. 2009 - Springleap wins SA eCommerce Awards
3. 2009 - Crowdtech wins online and ecommerce awards and divisions at OPA Bookmark Awards
4. 2009 - Crowdtech comes in top 10 at the FNB Small Business Awards
5. 2010 - Crowdtech listed in top 10 Fast Growth Companies to watch
6. Covers and features of many top-line magazines locally and abroad as well as online
evly soft-launched in 22 November 2010 in beta, releasing only 5-10 build tokens a day (the site currency) to a fast-growing list of over 2000 request (at date of writing-2 December 2010) in order to crowdsource bug reporting and acquire feedback on what features to bolster first and how to improve the UX.
Currently evly releases more build tokens every day to the waiting list.
In February 2010 evly relauched officially and opened its doors to everyone to build freely with an overhauled UX.
Evly website functions much like the group or fan-pages on other social media websites,however evly provides users with their own unique website and the ability to grow a network based around their particular interest or need. In addition, evly will provide advanced
crowdsourcing and social networking features which will enable website owners to easily manage and grow their own community.