We're incredibly grateful to everyone who has invested in Are.na so far. We’ve already received nearly three times more than we initially set out to raise. We're now in a position to take a few critical steps forward and we want to briefly outline what we're doing with your help:
We're hard at work building new group collaboration tools into the core Are.na experience. Last week we made it possible for anyone to create persistent groups of collaborators. We'll be adding profile pages and more group functionalities in the coming weeks. By Q3 2018, we'll be able to offer team pricing and features to small and large enterprise clients alike.
We're doing important work right now to improve Are.na's infrastructure for both longtime members and future growth. We're putting resources into processing images, links, and files, we're upgrading our search functionality, and we're speeding up performance and response time across the platform. These improvements will noticeably improve the user experience and ensure that Are.na scales seamlessly over the next few years.
We're taking a hard look at the onboarding process to make getting started with Are.na more intuitive. We're also making updates to the web and mobile interface that clarify key user actions without altering the look and feel of the platform. An Android app, an improved share extension, and more key updates are also on the horizon.
As we take these steps, keep in mind that there’s much more we want to build in 2018 and beyond. Only 30 days remain before this campaign closes on May 25. Every dollar we raise before then puts us closer to making a better Are.na, so we hope you'll help spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in investing.