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Software for telling better stories

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Highlights

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6K+ signups, 400 monthly users, and 120 subscribers in 1st year
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$1K MRR, +20% MoM growth for 1st year
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Recently launched enterprise solution, gaining more customers
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Used by creators at Netflix, HBO, Disney, BBC, and more
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Massive market of writers, creators, businesses, and educators.
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The new standard for story development and collaboration
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Team with decades of experience building/launching SaaS products

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Story Starts Here

For millennia we told stories as a survival instinct to pass on knowledge. Today we understand the science, and recognize storytelling as not just a way to survive, but as the most effective way to entertain, persuade, and educate.

We are all wired for story, and more people than ever want to tell better ones. But, good storytelling isn’t easy — especially when there are so many new ways to tell them. Until now…

Prewrite is a SaaS app for architecting great stories, improving existing ones, and communicating them easily and effectively. Launched in 2020 as a specialized solution for screenwriters, it is today used by individuals and businesses across many industries and formats.

We’re not a “writing” app, we’re the world’s first “story” app.

Features and Plans

Here’s a quick rundown of all the subscriptions available in Prewrite:

FREE
With a free account, you get most features but are limited to a single story. Copy one from our library, upload a work in progress, or start with a template. Either way, Prewrite will help guide and shape your idea into a complete story. See, measure, and understand the impact of your work, and pitch it with an interactive slideshow that builds automatically as you develop your idea.

PREMIUM - $14.99/mo

Premium has the same features as Free, but comes with unlimited stories, making Prewrite the perfect place to store and develop all of your ideas. You can also import and export projects using our very own Open Story Format. Premium members also enjoy a higher level of customer support.

PRO - $29.99/mo

If you need to collaborate and maintain a high level of security and control, you've gotta go Pro. Pro comes with everything Premium does, but with the added ability to invite others to view and/or edit your private work. You can add, change or remove collaborators anytime you want.

TEAM - Starting at $29.99/user/mo

This plan offers the same features as Pro, but is built to accommodate organizations and classrooms of any size, with flexible user management and sharing options.

Check out our Pricing and Features page here for more details!

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    See Prewrite In Action

    The best way to witness the magic of Prewrite is to check out our library of popular movies, tv shows, podcasts, and more. Explore your favorites, copy one, and start playing around.

    Why Our Users Love Prewrite

    Feature development is driven by a continuous dialogue with our users. Here's what they have to say about our progress so far!

    The Opportunity

    We’ve identified four major markets embracing and profiting from Prewrite:

    Writers (+3M)

    Today’s audience has an unprecedented intuition for what happens next. Prewrite helps screenwriters, novelists, journalists, and bloggers, craft original and unpredictable storylines that surprise and delight. Collaboration features promote tighter communication between writers, directors, producers, and all creatives as the story evolves, raising the overall quality.

    Creators (+50M)

    The number of creators on YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, and other platforms is exploding. For most who enter, it's a side gig, but for the two million using storytelling best practices, it becomes a living. Prewrite can give this superpower to every creator, providing a faster path to economic sustainability and growth.

    Brand Storytellers (+125M)

    In the cut-throat world of advertising and social media marketing, every startup, SMB, and Fortune 500 company needs to tell great stories that lift their brand and communicate value and purpose to the world. Prewrite is a format-agnostic, “single source of truth” for building, maintaining and sharing company stories. Our enterprise-level features are helping to meet the demands of this growing market.

    Students (+1B)

    Most countries around the globe introduce the fundamentals of storytelling and narrative structure as early as primary school. Technology in the classroom, and an emphasis on remote learning, have led to a greater demand for collaborative, cloud-based software for carrying out assignments. Prewrite meets all of these criteria and is built specifically for story.

    Traction

    We have accomplished so much, and we have you to thank!

    Since our launch +5k users have created +6k stories, written +80k scenes, and developed +30k characters.

    Our annual recurring revenue hovered around $12k for a while, but features launched recently have increased that by more than 50% (in less than a week).

    Demand for our story consulting services continues to grow. Beyond revenue, these services provide feedback that contributes greatly to the quality of the app and the planning of new features.

    We have developed a proven approach to user acquisition by leveraging our original content on owned and earned channels. Our SEO is fantastic and we have a growing audience on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn).

    Prewrite continues to be adopted globally, with half of our users outside the US.

    Product Road Map

    This WeFunder is focused on the development of features needed to satisfy every type of modern storyteller. We have already made substantial progress…

    Here are the planned milestones as we work to a max raise of $1M:

    1️⃣ $100k - Expanded Collaboration and Subscription Options

    • A̶d̶v̶a̶n̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶p̶e̶r̶m̶i̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶s̶,̶ ̶s̶h̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶c̶o̶l̶l̶a̶b̶o̶r̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶e̶a̶m̶s̶ (Complete!)
    • N̶e̶w̶ ̶P̶r̶o̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶i̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶E̶n̶t̶e̶r̶p̶r̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶b̶s̶c̶r̶i̶p̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶l̶e̶v̶e̶l̶s̶ (Complete!)
    • D̶o̶z̶e̶n̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶r̶-̶r̶e̶q̶u̶e̶s̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶e̶a̶t̶u̶r̶e̶s̶ ̶(Complete!)

    Development time: 2-3 months.

    2️⃣ $250k - New Formats, Templates, and Expanded Importing

    • U̶n̶d̶e̶r̶l̶y̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶p̶o̶r̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶m̶a̶n̶u̶s̶c̶r̶i̶p̶t̶s̶,̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶r̶t̶-̶f̶o̶r̶m̶ ̶v̶i̶d̶e̶o̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶u̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶m̶a̶t̶s̶ (Complete!)
    • Importing/Exporting of manuscripts for novels and books (Progress: ▮▯▯)
    • Templates for Creators (YouTube, Instagram, etc) (Progress: ▮▮▮▯▯)
    • Templates for Business (Founders Story, Customer Stories, etc.) (Progress: ▮▯)

    Development time: 3-4 months.

    3️⃣ $500k - Series/Interactive Support and Onboarding/Guidance Overhaul

    • Connecting stories to develop seasons, trilogies, volumes, etc.
    • Narrative branching to support gaming, AR/VR applications and choose your own adventure-style content.
    • E̶d̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶C̶a̶r̶d̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶P̶a̶g̶e̶ ̶v̶i̶e̶w̶ (Complete!)
    • Improved onboarding connected to original content such as tutorials, knowledge-base articles, and content case studies. (Progress: ▮▯▯)

    Development time: 4-5 months.

    4️⃣ $1M - Improved Media Management, Partnerships and Integrations

    The transition from idea, to story, to final product, with Prewrite, can be a seamless one. This stage will focus on:

    • Improved real-time collaboration and history tracking (Progress: ▮▯)
    • Storing and organizing media assets to be used in all phases of a project starting with ideation
    • Publishing directly to social platforms
    • Importing project assets, finding talent and meeting collaborators through partner APIs
    • Robust exporting for creator tools, editing, publishing and more

    Development time: 8-12 months.

    ⏭️ Beyond

    We’ve got some clear-cut work ahead of us, but our aspirations go far beyond the list above. Here are just a few ways Prewrite aims to completely disrupt the world of storytelling:

    • Blockchain IP protection - indisputable proof of how a story evolved, who contributed, and when. Prewrite can be the authority for story authorship.
    • Story NFT - If we are the authority on story authorship, we are the authority on ownership as well, and can determine the ownership of all derivative works.
    • Animation / Virtual Production - Imagine being able to press a button, and see your story idea come to life in video instantly. By marrying Prewrite with bleeding-edge technologies currently being produced by companies like Epic Games, Pixar, and Nvidia, this most definitely can become reality.

    Competition

    Prewrite is the only story development tool that brings ideation, outlining, writing, and pitching into a single, user-friendly process. This means we compete in a number of spaces. Here’s how it breaks down:

    Outlining Tools:
    This category includes some very low-tech products, like note cards, whiteboards, and sticky notes, but it also covers higher-end apps for organizing ideas. However, very few apps are for outlining stories specifically.



    Writing Tools
    : Almost all writing programs are format-specific and don’t bother to visualize the story behind the words. Prewrite does.

    Pitching Tools: There are many tools for designing and delivering presentations. None make storytelling a foundational aspect.


    More About Our Team 

    We are a core group of creators and developers who have first-hand experience with the challenges of storytelling in both new and traditional media. We built Prewrite to become better storytellers ourselves, and it worked. It’s a superpower that we want to share with the world.

    Our co-founders have been building businesses and new technologies together for nearly two decades. Prewrite was designed, built, and (prior to this raise) financed entirely by them. We've gotten far, but still need your help.

    Please join us in empowering the new storytellers of tomorrow.

    Our Advisors

    Benjamin Grubbs - As YouTube's global director of top creator partnerships, Ben's team managed over $100 million in investments into creators to grow their business. He departed YouTube in early 2018 to form Next 10 Ventures and has since been playing a significant role in several creator economy startups (most recently CreatorPlus). 

    Sterling Proffer - Sterling is the founder of Creative Executive Officers, an educational media company dedicated to navigating the business of creativity. Before launching CEOs, he spent nearly a decade at VICE, where he helped launch several brands, including Motherboard, Noisey, and VICE News.

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