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ReadSocial lets publishers add paragraph-level conversations and groups to their content inside ebooks, in iPad apps, and on the web.


Founded: 2012
Employees: 2
Quick Pitch:


Commenting is broken: the way we share information has evolved over the last 15 years, but commenting hasn't. ReadSocial adds contextual conversations to websites and ebooks. By installing a few lines of code, publishers add paragraph-level comments and responses (including images, text and links). ReadSocial also offers hashtag-based groups; change the hashtag to change the overlay. We're an API for publishers; we charge for traffic.



Travis Lesli Alber

Travis has 15 years experience online. ReadSocial is her second startup; in her previous life she was a Creative Director at a design agency. She's worked with publishing startups like Flat World Knowledge, Broadcastr, and Audible, as well as with Cisco, Sprint, Playstation, Wells Fargo, Macys, and Dodge. Travis recently contributed to Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto. She's recognized by Drunken Boat and the Webbys; and has an MA (Multimedia).


Aaron Miller

Aaron has 15 years experience in San Francisco, LA and NYC. His expertise is in application architecture, scaling, database migration, and front end technology. He's built e-commerce, social networks, and HTML 5 reading systems; this is his second startup. Aaron recently wrote for Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto (O'Reilly). Previous clients: Wells Fargo, Meredith, Organic, and Electric Literature. He has a MA (Multimedia) and MFA (Writing, Irvine).

Travis Alber


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