Building Mavenseed | Walking our own trail
Aug 17th 2022
We built Mavenseed as the new home for our project http://cgcookie.com, a project expanding on our company's mission to be a force of good. (Read Mavenseed's manifesto)
Over the last three years, we've been hyper-focused on that intent. During this time the landscape of LMSs, CMSs, and now Passion Economy Platforms has drastically changed.
It's crowded! 🏘
Originally a gameboard consisting of one or two players is now jammed with dozens, if not hundreds of, "build your course, sell your digital thing, build your community and we're the best!", online platforms.
Each of these platforms is seemingly locked in an exhausting feature battle, growing at all costs, consuming VC funding, with an apparent race to the bottom pricing model. #nobueno #soundshorrible
We're going our own way. 🌱
Over the next few months, we'll be rolling out a few changes to the platform that will help communicate our mission of,
"To help grow sustainable businesses, while having a positive impact on the Earth"
To be clear we're still an online business creation suite with the passion to build a platform that you'll love building your project on.
You'll still be able to do all the things you currently can do: build a community, sell digital downloads, create a membership site, and sell merch with Printful. All with the collective, shared mission of being a force of good for the nature around us. ✊
Sounds great, but how?
To start Mavenseed is still committing to using 10% of our net profits as a force of good in the community. While in development, profits have been slim though we still used these funds to plant trees year over year. Basically building it in as a cost of doing business from the start. 👍
Over the next few months, you'll see Mavenseed move to an invite-only platform. The intention here is to affirm our stance that we're not looking for 10,000 subscribers, but instead intently excited about working with individuals and businesses with similar visions.
Furthermore, we'll be updating our design, language, and experiences to reflect our WHY, and measure our impact.
If this sounds like something you could get behind and feel the same way. We'd love to have you build your idea on the platform.
Wes Burke, Managing Director