Maisie Williams, who’s best-known for taking part in Arya Stark on Sport of Thrones, introduced earlier this 12 months that she’s founding a startup called Daisie. With the app set to launch on August 1, Williams and her co-founder Dom Santry got here by the TechCrunch New York workplace to debate her plans for the corporate.
Daisie will provide a means for filmmakers, musicians, visible artists, writers and different creators to showcase their work and discover collaborators. The startup has already picked an initial 100 creators to kick issues off.
Williams and Santry additionally gave us a fast runthrough of the app. At first look, it’d appear like different social media providers, however there are not any follower counts, as Williams (who has no shortage of followers) defined: “If in case you have follower counts it then turns into a few competitors, like a recognition contest between who can get essentially the most.”
As well as, she famous that social media followings are typically one-sided, whereas Daisie is all about enabling “chains” of customers who aren’t simply viewing your profile, however can really view your initiatives and contribute.
“A series is the place you attain out to somebody who’s in your space — or possibly even not,” she stated. “So connecting with somebody you’re impressed by, reaching out to them and saying, ‘Hey, I’ve this 30-second video of me singing the tune, however I noticed I’m really a greater lyricist than I’m a songwriter, a musician. And I actually love what you play, I’m wondering if you happen to might make me a melody and we might kind of work collectively on this.’”
Finally, Williams is hoping that individuals’s Daisie profiles turns into an “on-line résumé or portfolio of labor that they’re actually happy with, that may be proven to the world.” And that, in flip, might assist them discover paying work, ideally on their very own phrases.
“We wish to principally give the ability again to the creator,” Williams stated. “As an alternative of them having to market themselves to suit another person’s concept of what their job could be, they will let their artwork communicate for themselves.”