What is Vent All Out?
Vent All Out is a social media platform that aims to provide a podium for people to express their emotions, opinions, and sentiments, anonymously, on varied topics of interests, promoting healthy discussions and active networking based on content preference. Created to break the barrier in reaching out to a like-minded community, without the fear of being judged, and thereby, able to express themselves candidly on any topic that might be bothering/concerning a person. Furthermore, to provide last-mile support, users may also reach out to experts on the panel and discuss their issues or problems, and get timely advice. The platform is creating a cohesive community of users, experts and facilitators to provide a holistic approach towards enabling wellbeing of a person.
Along with the online platform, the company also envisions to create various offline activities as well – events, workshops, contests etc. – exclusively to reach out to specific cohorts of users (such as students, professionals and others) for generating and addressing specific issues, such as stress at workplace, parental and peer pressure on students, etc. It is a platform where users can share their views on various categories such as – Politics, Current Affairs, Confession, Entertainment, Daily Drag, Relationship & Grievance. So be it your pent up emotion against your boss or your family member or having a confession for your secret love or having a view on Politics (which sometimes make your friends troll you – in the given political scenario) we cover it all and people can share on this platform without any fear of being identified. The identity is not known to other users unless you chose to do so.
VentAllOut’s Ecosystem: Healthcare – Consortium of mental health and allied services professionals and experts, including psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, life coaches, motivational speakers, yoga instructors, and other wellness experts, etc. Technology – Social media technology to create a platform for helping people to vent their opinions and thoughts. Measuring of vents through AI-driven emotion analytics. Content-based social media, to help focus on the issues and drive larger community-based impact. Consumer – A non-judgemental platform, promoting anonymous posting, helping create a holistic community for people to talk about their issues without any fear of ostracization. Further, the platform being editorially-monitored and AI-driven edits would ensure non-usage of abuses and troll.
USP of the platform Every platform has a different role to play. Let me explain it this way- when you are eating a Samosa, you will take a picture of yourself eating a samosa and put on Facebook, you will take a pic of Samosa itself and put on Instagram, write about the ingredients of the samosa on Pinterest but if you don’t like the samosa you will smash it and put a picture on VentAllOut.
People may share their frustration on other platform but many don’t because they are known on that platform. I would probably not share my political views on a platform where I know I will be judged. Whereas on VentAllOut due to anonymity of identity, people share more and share things which are close to their heart.
“Quality” of content sits at the heart of the platform and is focused on a lot on making sure that we have content that enriches people’s lives and they derive something back from the interaction they have on the platform. In order to ensure the content is rich we have developed algorithm which does profanity checks, we have a minimum character count so that users write a meaningful sentence, users share their mood, can capture a frustrating moment on their handheld device and post and also participate in the VPolls we have on the platform, regularly.
Above all, the USP of the platform comes from a unique method of creating community-based on interest and not the user. What this means this that in VentAllOut, users don’t follow other users but follow the “interest” of other users. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter said recently and I quote – “He suggested that the service works best as an “interest-based network,” where you log in and see content relevant to your interests, no matter who posted it — rather than a network where everyone feels like they need to follow a bunch of other accounts, and then grow their follower numbers in turn” (Source: https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/16/jack-dorsey-ted/).
About the Founder Sumit Mittal: A professional with over 19 years of experience in the Payments industry who turned into an Entrepreneur, I have experience working across countries including South Asia, Middle East and Africa with assignment within GCC countries. I have worked with top financial services multinational companies such a MasterCard Worldwide and GE Capital. Spent 17 years at MasterCard (out of which 11 years were in UAE) where I was involved in six different roles across various geographies, preceded by two years at GE Capital – is the founding team member of SBI cards launch in India. I have held senior roles at MasterCard, being Country Manager for Kuwait, Qatar & Oman and the last role was as a Senior Business Leader for the Middle East & Africa region.
Educated in Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance) and Master’s in Business Administration (General Management) from Warwick Business School, UK. I am proud to have two patents under my name in the field of Cards Payment, filed in the US. I am 45 years old, live in Delhi and love to travel.