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Our weekly newsletter to update you about everything - COMMUNITY!

Pramod Rao
June 21, 2021

Hi there! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Thank you for being a part of the Threado Wire community. We drop in every week with our newsletter to update you about everything - COMMUNITY!

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ What's trending?

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Discord is launching new Clubhouse-like channels for audio events

With everyone stuck at home searching for safe ways to rekindle their social lives over the last year, Discordโ€™s appeal exploded. The company cites new behavior it observed during the pandemic as the inspiration for Stage Channels, a new feature that will facilitate more structured voice chats with designated speakers and listeners.

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โ˜Ž๏ธ Facebook tests Hotline, a Q&A product thatโ€™s a mashup of Clubhouse and Instagram Live

Facebookโ€™s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched its latest experiment, Hotline, into public beta testing. The web-based application could be described as a mashup of Instagram Live and Clubhouse, as it allows creators to speak to an audience who can then ask questions through either text or audio. However, unlike Clubhouse, creators can opt to turn their cameras on for the event, instead of being audio-only.

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๐Ÿง Clubhouse's sneak peek of the Android app

For all the Android-using-Clubhouse fans, here's a sneak peek into their Android app release.

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๐Ÿ“š Learning Pit

๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ Orbit launches "Community Built"

Community Built will be discussions focused on helping community builders take actionable steps towards building better communities. As they say, Community builders don't need another theory โ€“ they need tools and tactics to help bridge the gap. Their first guest will be Charlie Ward (Founder, Weekend Club).

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๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ The Architecture Behind A One-Person Tech (SaaS) Startup

This is a long-form post breaking down the setup Anthony uses to run a SaaS. From load balancing to cron job monitoring to payments and subscriptions - it's got all.

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Content-driven growth using the Editorially-Generated, SEO-optimized (EGSO) strategy

Masterclass is raising new funding at a $2.5B valuation. The platform's secret sauce: incredible SEO, which uses the power of "second order questions" to drive free traffic to its site. Here's a breakdown thread on that.

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๐Ÿค When 21 Jump Street meets Silicon Valley

Here's the story of how Greg Isenberg (almost) lost everything building and selling his last company Islands to WeWork.

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๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Featured Tool for community building

๐Ÿ“ Letterloop - Create newsletters for your group

Thereโ€™s certainly no shortage of communication tools. And yet, it seems each month there's a new app promising a faster and fancier way to connect with others - a reflection of our real need for human connection. Letterloop is a space to connect better - not just more. Itโ€™s a way to ask inquisitive questions that lead to meaningful experiences, deepening our most important relationships.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ ๐Ÿ‘จ Featured Community Builder

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Suhas Motwani is the man behind The Product Folks (TPF).

TPF started in May 2019 with just 1 event in Bangalore. Today they are a 25K+ members strong global community around Product Management.

He's also the co-founder of Grab Chai - a virtual chai meetup platform that enables curated 1-1s or group chats every weekend based on your preferences!

Checkout this candid chat with him on how he built TPF - India's largest community of Product Enthusiasts.

His new initiative - Community Fund, is helping scale up some of the budding communities around the world.

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Website | Twitter | LinkedIn

๐Ÿ“… Upcoming Community Events

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๐Ÿ”ˆ April 13th, 11:00 PM IST : Live Chat with David Cho (Sr Product Manager, Zillow), by Product School.

๐Ÿ’ป April 14th10:30 PM IST : Rev Genius and Demodesk present "The anatomy of the perfect sales presentation" with Kyle Coleman (VP Revenue Growth and Enablement Clari) and Veronika Riederle (Demodesk CEO).

๐Ÿ“ฑ April 16th, 19:00 PM IST : "Webinar: Being PM of a Marketplace Product" by Ankur Yadav (Microsoft Product Leader), by Product School.

โšก April 20th, 14:30PM IST : "CMX Spark" - a virtual conference focusing on the incredible voices from community leaders and experts in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

๐Ÿ’ฐ April 21st, 11:30PM IST : Rev Genius and Revops present "Getting Started With Usage-Based Pricing" with Adam Ballai, Kyle Poyar, and Mark Lerner.

๐Ÿ‘ฅ May 11th - 13th : "Community-Led : The 2021 Community Club Summit" - The virtual event for builders and leaders in community-led companies, hosted by The Community Club.

๐Ÿ”ฆ Spotlight on a CBC (Cohort-Based-Course)

6-week Product-Led Growth Certification Program

The Product-Led Growth Certification Program is a 6-week hands-on program with a live cohort of like-minded peers. It gives you all the proven processes and frameworks you need to build + grow a successful product-led business, including:

  • 6 live workshops walking you through the 6 core elements of product-led growth.
  • Unlimited access to 35+ on-demand lessons covering PLG essentials.
  • Unlimited real-time feedback on your work and progress from product-led experts.
  • Weekly live sessions with leading industry experts.

New Cohort Starts : 22nd April 2021

Deadline to apply : 16th April 2021

๐Ÿ’ผ Jobs at Threado

Expanding our mini team and looking out for some great minds to join us! Here are the open positions:

  • Senior ReactJS Developer - one who has experience in developing great UI experiences and is passionate about Frontend engineering. Good understanding of advanced JavaScript, Redux, HTML, CSS is required.
  • Senior Java Developer - one who has good experience in API development and integrations. Working experience or familiarity with Spring Boot, REST APIs, Schema Design, ORM frameworks and Microservices required.
  • Content Marketing Intern - one who possesses strong communication skills - verbal and written. Proficiency in using Excel & Doc, familiar with Notion & Canva. Community building experience will be a plus.

If you're interested or know someone who will be, reach out to us at prao@threado.com with your resumes.

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Thatโ€™s it for this week. If you liked our content, please do give us a shoutout and spread the word. ๐Ÿ’Œ ๐ŸคŸ

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You can find us here on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Would love to hear your feedback and help you out with anything around Community Building. Feel free to write back. We read EVERY reply.

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Cheers,

Team Threado

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pramod Rao

Pramod aka Prao is the Co-founder of Threado. He is an avid Chelsea supporter, loves to travel when free and spends time being a pet parent. Prior to Threado, he was an early core team member at Zomato leading user growth, content and community.

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