Last year, Ning co-founder and former CEO Gina Bianchini decided to refocus her startup Mightybell on offering a sleek, design-focused collaborative online space for creative projects and groups. Today, the startup is taking its vision to the next level with the ability to schedule a time to meet.
Mightybell’s groups allow for a discussion-focused open space for users to share photos, videos, comments and more. Users in these spaces can post photos, write a note, chat with others via a chat functionality, comment, like an interaction and more. Users can also customize a particular collection and create a these around their space, which can be public or private.
As Bianchini explains, Mightybell found that the number one challenge to organizing a thriving group is finding a time to meet. Generally, the “time to meet” conversations end up on email, despite the fact that the actual sharing and discussion is taking place on Mightybell within a community.
The feature offers any group the ability to poll members to find a time to meet directly with their Mightybell space. To “Find a Time to Meet” in a Mightybell space, a person clicks to post and chooses to add an event. If the organizer doesn’t know what time and dates work for everyone, they just click “Get Started” under Find a Time to Meet. The event organizer can name the event and can also add a bit of color to entice people. The organizer can also add videos, files and photos to the event. The organizer can poll dates for which ones work best.
When a majority of members have shared their preferences, the event organizer can pick that time and finalize the event. The Mightybell space immediately lets everyone know when the meeting is.
Mightybell, which raised $3.6 million from Floodgate, Greylock and First Round Capital, also just announced that it is powering groups for Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn circles.