Journalists and activists condemn the violence, pictures of crying, wounded children and their destroyed homes fill the airwaves. But politicians, both in Gaza and Israel, and their allies around the world defend their actions, Israel citing the right to defend their citizens and Palestinians their right to pursue freedom and autonomy.
Andrew Konya regularly skyped with his friends who had spent their entire lives on both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After a series of particularly politically charged, philosophically deep conversations spurred by the latest surge in violence it became apparent that the actions of both governments did not represent the people. Andrew’s friend jokingly challenged him to build a software that could accurately represent the will of people and amplify their collective voice. It wouldn’t be simple, but if actualized the implications of a technology that could unlock many-to-one communication were massive. Andrew wasn’t one to back away from a challenge, especially one that boiled down to a math problem.
The idea: Build a platform that allows a large group of people — scalable infinitely — to use a chat app, but instead of one-to-one communication, every message from the group would represent the group’s collective responses. Given that a large and diverse group of people will have many divergent opinions and multiple intelligent thoughts, it’s vital that in addition to finding a response that best represents the group, the platform must also allow for the data to be sliced and segmented to represent different demographic or psychographic groups.
Remesh has positioned itself to disrupt the market research industry because market research is all about understanding people and what better way to do that than to talk to them. But our plans stretch well beyond...