How It Works
National leaders or company executives need a way to communicate with thousands of employees or followers at once. We provide that. More importantly we’ve also solved group engagement with a platform that allows huge audiences to break into small virtual discussion groups to solve problems in groups where real discussion can take place.
We've Grown Steady and Fast
Even in the early stages of product development we managed to accelerate growth year over year. Now that we're perfecting the software we can't wait to pour fuel on the fire and really expedite customer acquisition.
Presenters to Date
Obama Campaign Hosted Events
Gross margins in 2015
Some of Our Customers
More than 10,000 Industry Leaders Trust MaestroConference to Engage Their Audience in Conversations and and Drive Them Into Meaningful Action.
Our customers love us because the platform is something truly unique that enables group engagement unlike anything they've ever seen.
"There's nothing more boring than being on a one-way telephone conference call with the Vice President of the United States."
" MaestroConference has completely changed the relationship we have with our volunteers nationwide, which is why we made it central to how we communicated nationally for the 2012 Obama campaign. "
"People learn best when they're interacting about what they're learning. That can't happen on a traditional teleconference call, but it can happen with MaestroConference."
"Not only did their platform make our calls incredibly interactive and a ton of fun, but our experience with their staff and the quality of their customer service went above and beyond our wildest expectations."
Our Next Steps: Video and More Customers
We've been developing this technology for almost seven years. We're now finally ready to take marketing and customer acquisition to the next level.
Development of the MaestroConference platform begins.
In 2014 the patent office granted us three patents to protect our proprietary technology.
In the Fall of last year we had our 7,000,000 participants discuss issues via MaestroConference.
Earlier this year we spent three months hustling to refine and grow MaestroConference at one of the world’s foremost startup accelerators: 500 Startups in San Francisco.
Release of integrated video conferencing (presenters+participants, main room and breakouts).
National Conversations Series
Present Corporate- and foundation- sponsored conversations at scale about topics that matter.
"MaestroConference makes it easy to have real conversations with investors, clients and supporters of both non-profits and for profits, to deeply engage them. Brian Burt, their CEO, is one of the most conscious, conscientious and honest CEOs I’ve ever worked with. It is rare to find a CEO consistently mindful of keeping his eye on the prize, in terms of financial performance, big vision and social impact."
A Letter from Our CEO
Thank you for your interest in MaestroConference. Let me share with you a story that relates to the MaestroConference vision and has made a huge impact on me.
My wife and I were walking our dog by Oakland’s Lake Merritt, and we got to chatting with a woman along the way. When I mentioned MaestroConference, she was absolutely stunned. She called over her two friends and said, "I met these two dear friends on MaestroConference.” She then took my hand (which startled my wife) and said, “Look into my eyes, because I really want you to take this in. You changed my life. I was alone there in a rural county near Oregon, and I now have some very good friends – I’m not alone. My life is truly much better now, so thank you”. The conversation our customer Barbara Marx-Hubbard hosted through MaestroConference touched that woman’s life in a profound way.
I totally get that it’s a bold claim that we support conversations that change the world. It's not a claim I take lightly. And it is both true and something we aspire to. People have met their life partners, their friends and their business associates in the breakouts. Indeed, whole new multi-million dollar businesses have been built around our platform and the interactions only it enables.
And we aspire to it because we’ve seen in these conversations such great potential. We live in a world with impersonal online courses, where participants don’t have the chance to have meaningful discourses with fellow students. People travel for business for days at a time, leaving their families to meet colleagues – and then the best connections happen at meal time or during breaks. When people want to collaborate around a cause but don’t have a sense of community to share their passion with, we see vast opportunity. That’s where MaestroConference comes in: we are finding ways for citizens to get involved in large-scale conversations in an effort to uncover areas of broad agreement where the current political system only sews division. This could garner significant press and interest, and start some conversations about how citizens from different walks of life can come together to enact change.
For the most part, the market opportunity for the style of conversations we support is still completely untapped. Conversations like the ones MaestroConference excels at have still not swept the nation the way other internet sensations have. From eBay to Facebook, to Ecommerce, to Amazon to TED Talks… there were moments when the world seemingly realized some new potential and wove it into our social fabric. The moment for life-impacting conversations is not here yet, but we’re committed to seeing that day.
I raided my retirement fund and invested a significant amount of my own money when launching this company. There were some stressful times, but it’s that chance encounter with a stranger by Lake Merritt that reinforces my belief that “This is worthwhile.” Those words, “I was alone, and I am no longer alone…” stick with me to this day.
That’s why we're fundraising: to allow MaestroConference to connect more people across the country and the world. The platform is now totally scalable and accessible to new users – they understand the conversation dynamics, now that we have a visual interface. We’ve appreciated that our past customers have told their friends and colleagues, but it’s time to grow this more rapidly. With these funds, we’ll have the marketing resources to bring these conversations to life for potential customers and in doing so have a real impact on participants’ lives. And I’m proud to say that if we’re successful, we could reward investors richly, in financial as well as emotional returns.
So I’m inviting you to join us on this journey.
Your investment will allow for conversations that could change the world and make a genuine difference. People are longing for connection, collaboration, and to be part of something bigger. They long to converse with others about the things they care about. I personally see it as my life’s calling – the deepest impact I could have, given who I am and how the world is. Thank you for considering supporting this mission.