Telepathic is redefining storytelling for the Snapchat generation. We believe there is a billion-dollar opportunity in bringing "lean" principles to the development and distribution of mass-market fiction, and in presenting stories as a mobile-first experience.
Our first product is HOOKED, a mobile reading app for young people, which presents stories as text message conversations.
HOOKED has hit the #1 spot on the App Store in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France and Mexico, among many other countries, and is consistently a Top 100 app in over 25 countries today.
Our longterm vision is to release stories across multiple channels, including apps, video and virtual reality.
We have raised funding from top investors in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, including SV Angel, Founders Fund, Greylock Partners, Foundation Capital, 500 Startups, Flight.vc, Cowboy Ventures, WME Ventures (talent agency Willam Morris Endeavor's fund), Greg Silverman (ex-President of Warner Brothers), and actor Kevin Spacey.
The founders are Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia, veterans from the mobile app world. We previously built music apps, like AutoRap, that have helped over 150MM people experience the joy of music creation. We've also produced several viral videos totaling over 300MM views. You can read more about the journey that led us to founding a storytelling startup in this piece we wrote for Vogue.