Imaginative adventure stories, original to each child, based on real life experiences
Automates the process of writing an original story
$20m projected revenue from consumer books sales alone
Licensing of Rhymella technology targets a +$200bn market for automated, personalized storytelling
Sales of children’s books at an all-time high (+550% children’s book category vs. total book category growth)
Children acquire more words when reading personalized content
Storytelling is an ancient art, and the platforms for telling stories are ancient too. Writing an original story takes days, months or even years. At the same time, feature content for stories is abundant and in need of a home.
Think of the number of photos that sit on any iPhone. Never before in history has there been so much digital personal content. Best case scenario these end up in a photobook or even more rarely, are printed and framed, which is an arduous task at best.
Rhymella applies automation to write original stories using content from real life. User photos and specifics from a particular experience are weaved into an original, imaginative story that features each child as the main character.
Rhymella unlocks imaginative adventures from an everyday trip to the park, to a baseball game or afternoon at Disney (and everything in between).
Each Rhymella weaves content from a real-life experience into an imaginative adventure. See how photos and details from a regular trip to the park are transformed into an adventure with a tall-talking tree.
The possibilities for a Rhymella story are endless. An afternoon apple picking with grandma becomes a wild ride through an enchanted forest, complete with its many inhabitants. A summer afternoon at the beach is transformed into an aquatic adventure, where each star must team up with a gigantic crab to find treasure hidden in a sand castle. Or even something as simple as a snowy day, turns into a magical game of tag with a singing snowman. New book release will coincide with the most popular kids’ seasonal activities. Each Rhymella unlocks imagination with real life.
The Rhymella app walks users through a series of simple steps to collect content needed to make each storybook. The user interface is simple and easy. If the user has already taken photos, this can be done in less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, completing prompts on the app can be an experience in of itself, where kids embark on a Rhymella journey with parents/caregivers who walk them through each step.
We will further monetize the Rhymella offering through partnerships, where brands sponsor new book releases and offer product in conjunction with live events and destinations (i.e. theme park, baseball game).
The mission of Rhymella is to tell each child's story. Our books organically promote individuality and foster self-esteem by featuring each unique and beautiful child in his or her own series of books.
We intend to serve all children, regardless of privilege. Our premium product and focus on accelerating profitability will afford us the means to invest in impactful partnerships with community-based literacy advocacy groups in the markets we serve. We pledge to give 1% of profits, product and time to such causes, and will increase this as our business expands.
Rhymella technology will iterate towards our ultimate goal: a first-of-its kind algorithm that writes entirely original, personalized stories given a set of variables. The technology will consider a set of user inputs to output an entirely new storybook, whose narrative and design is unlike any other that exists. Illustrative inputs will include: user-provided visual content (photos), a designated subject (princesses or dinosaurs) and reading-level (pre-K).
In education, this technology serves needs of personalized reading programs. EdTech is a $250bn market. Advertisers and publishers would leverage this to tell custom stories to engage each individual, unique customer, and represent a similar sized market.
Assuming 0.1% market penetration of EdTech alone yields $250M in revenue; a reasonable 4-year target post-commercial product launch. As a licensable program, gross margins for this piece will be in-line with other SaaS businesses at above 90%.
The smallest investment amount that Rhymella is accepting.
Rhymella needs to reach their minimum funding goal before
the deadline. If they don’t, all investments will be refunded.
The Crowd SAFE is an agreement for future equity in the startup,
meaning that it can convert to equity in the future.
$25,000 – $107,000
Rhymella needs to raise
before the deadline. The maximum amount Rhymella is willing
to raise is $107K.
Rhymella is an automated platform for creating original, custom children’s stories. Rhymella weaves user photos and specifics from a particular experience into an imaginative story that features each child as the main character.
Rhymella unlocks imaginative adventures from an everyday trip to the park, to a baseball game or afternoon at Disney (and everything in between). For example, photos from an everyday trip to the park are become an unexpected encounter with a tall talking tree who scoops up each child to join in a tall tree parade!
We’ve partnered with the best creatives in the business, and leaders in cutting edge machine intelligence, to bring Rhymella to life.
The Rhymella app walks you through a series of simple steps to collect content needed to make each storybook. The user interface is simple and easy. If you have already taken photos, this can be done in less than 10 minutes. The prompts will ask you to upload 8 photos and answer 2-3 questions from real life. These custom details are then weaved into an imaginative storybook.
No. Completing prompts on the app can be an experience in of itself, where kids embark on a Rhymella journey with parents/caregivers who walk them through each step… But, of course, you can also use photos you’ve already taken!
No problem! There are several options.
Each of the photo prompts asks for 2 types of photos: a more specific photo that is frequently taken at each experience (i.e. playing in the sand while at the beach) or a more general photo option that will work well with the story (i.e. child smiling)
If you don't have the specific photo, you can:
Select the more general photo option
Save the story, and come back later when you have the specific photo
Opt to use a default photo provided by Rhymella
Yes, Rhymella is offered solely via mobile phone app. The intent for Rhymella is to make story-creation as easy and simple as possible. Since the majority of photos are taken on smartphones, it is intended to be complementary to the process.
Absolutely! There will be social share buttons for facebook and instagram. Share away!
Embedded in each Rhymella story are special moments from our children’s lives. Each edition is a snapshot in time. In contrast to a simple scrapbook, kids want to read Rhymellas again and again. And when compared to the largely unoriginal personalized books in print today, Rhymella is authentically more personalized - both visually and through the narrative.
We expect to go to market sometime this summer and raise a Series A during the 4th quarter of 2018. If our plans change, we will let our investors know.
Rhymella successfully raised $87,959 from 148 investors on May 1, 2018
I know one of the founders very well and believe in what they are doing. Success breeds success and these are ALL hugely successful people.William RichardsInvested about 1 year ago
I believe in the FounderJohn DonnellyInvested about 1 year ago
Great idea with a strong team that will execute!Casey ClineInvested about 1 year ago
This pair of passionate and tenacious ladies have worked tirelessly to hone a brilliant idea into a product I believe is going to be a huge success! I’m excited to see how the Rhymella story evolves.Nicole WestonInvested about 1 year ago
I believe in Megan Rzezutko and I think this is a very cool idea!Amy GreenInvested about 1 year ago
I truly believe that the concept behind Rhymella is exceptional and I have confidence right out of the gate with Megan Rzezutko, a savvy business woman at the helm as well as the rest of the team members that make up this innovative start up company!Sara ConleyInvested about 1 year ago
I believe in the concept and foresee many applicationsSuzanne Asselin-SegeInvested about 1 year ago
Believe in the project and the peopleCharles KlineInvested about 1 year ago
I invested because I believe in the positive impact reading/storytelling-telling has on kids and caregivers, as well as strengthening family ties and history. Rhymella's offering is valuable and unique, and backed by a strong business model & team.Nelle SacknoffInvested about 1 year ago
I believe in the founders and I love the potentialJason LiangInvested about 1 year ago
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