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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 8 2019 9:17 AM UTC +00:00
Peter CocoBy Peter Coco
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Peter CocoBy Peter Coco
First created
AU$ 677
pledged of AU$ 21,000pledged of AU$ 21,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 8 2019 9:17 AM UTC +00:00

About


Half way into our Kickstarter journey, Vleppo was able find an angel investor that understood our value proposition and was able to fund our initial development phase. This has placed us in an interesting spot as our marketing push was being prepared to gather more investors to back Vleppo.

We found ourselves asking this question: Is it right that we aggressively pursue crowd funding when we no longer need it. Our team had a long discussion about this and agreed that the correct course of action was 

(a) not to pursue to secure funding through Kickstarter 

(b) honour the pledges that have been made however ensure that these backers are not charged and 

(c) focus on the business of delivering our primary objective which is giving freelancers the tools to secure their digital assets.

We would firstly like to say thank you for those who have supported us. Our vision is to empower freelancers and with a series of funding from our investors we are able to develop Phase 1 of our platform.

Secondly, we have kept an eye on a number of other projects that we believe could do with a helping hand and have backed these ourselves. We would encourage you to do the same. The links are below.

Finally, we look forward to making our first milestone (the ability for freelancers to upload their digital assets into the Blockchain and secure their IP) in the very near future. Regardless if you contributed to Vleppo or you are seeing this post for the first time, you can follow our progress on Facebook or Twitter or follow our updates on our Blog.

In the immortal words of Maxi Jazz, ‘You don’t need eyes to see, you need vision’ (gee I wish I had have written that). Thank you to everyone who has shown their support – you all have vision and Vleppo is bringing that vision into reality

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What is Vleppo?

The current freelancer market is centred on the exchange of digital goods (assets) between two parties. Freelancers are often faced with the situation where their digital assets are taken by third parties and freelancers are unable to easily claim ownership and therefore enforce their rights. 

The existing system provides few alternatives where digital content creators can challenge the free distribution of content over the internet or protect themselves from client defaults or disputes. 

As a result, Vleppo positions itself, in the middle of all this. We are creating a platform that empowers freelancers to regain control of their digital rights and pursue client defaults

Vleppo is a platform specifically created for freelancers. It allows them to register their ownership of digital assets and maintain control of them. This makes resolving any conflicts a walk in the park as freelancers don’t need to go through a complex and stressful process of enforcing their rights when clients default on them or where people use their property without permission. 

 VLEPPO MODEL EXPLAINED

Why are we building Vleppo?


Our system is designed to fill the gap that exists between the 'Gig Economy' and the financial and legal system that hasn't kept up with the times. A poll conducted in December 2018 conducted has shown that 66% of freelancers are facing issues with client defaults. This means that 2/3 of all freelancers in the industry are facing financial issues because of the lack of an easy and cost effective system that provides freelancers with proof of ownership and the necessary tools to retrieve payments from defaulting clients.

Our vision is to create transparency and a level the playing field where freelancers can foster the fruits of their labor, even in the new digital climate. The Vleppo system is not subjected to outside factors. All digital asset submissions are publicly available. Our platform is designed to put freelancers first.  

Our platform is developed to help freelancers to manage their financial risk and give them the tools to enforce their rights. . That is the reason we offer three fundamental tools to combat financial uncertainty:

 

  • Digital Asset Registration
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Dispute Resolution Platform  

How do you use Vleppo?

1. Our platform is focused on helping freelancers mitigate conflict resolutions through Vleppo. We provide users with the right contacts (which are affiliated with us) and necessary tools to be able to start a claim against a client default which will be cheap, simple and not in the slightest bit time consuming

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2. Our asset registration function creates unique data points onto our system which are immutable and tamperproof. Freelancers can use these data points and be sure that once their claim is initiated they have all the required documentation all within one platform.

Asset registration is the preliminary process that allows freelancers to claim their ownership certificate. Each certificate can be retrieved from our system with a simple click of a button.
 

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3. We are creating an all-in-one ecosystem, where freelancers are able to transact and distribute their work. This ecosystem will ultimately enable freelancers to not only secure their digital work and enforce their rights but also buy, sell and borrow against their digital services and assets all under one roof
 

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What have we achieved so far?

Right now we are finalising the designs for Phase 1 and components of the platform are being tested for functionality purposes. The funds generated from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to enhance the production time and shorten the delivery timeline of our project.

We have expanded our reach and explored implementing Vleppo platform with Co-Working spaces. As our ideal target audience, Co-Working spaces can provide a large number of freelancers. As a result Vleppo is able to implement the platform functionality with the exact target market. These partnerships ensure that we will be able to test our MVP with an enclosed sample and adjust the platform prior to our Alpha release. A series of MOU’s are either signed or are close to execution with a number of Co-Working spaces that will enter the Vleppo Ecosystem and allow freelancers to use our features to decrease their financial uncertainty.

Also, to back-up our conflict resolution system, we have entered into a legal affiliate license agreement with IDEAL Advokatfirma, a law firm from Denmark, to be able to support any Danish Vleppo users that want resolve a financial conflict with any of their clients. We are in advanced discussions with a number of other legal firms around the world to provide tailored solutions to users in those jurisdictions also. 

Risks and challenges

Vleppo operates on a blockchain based protocol, to ensure transparency and the immutability of data. By implementing blockchain technology, Vleppo allows a multitude of amendments to be added to the initial asset claim. Each amendment to the original input will be publicly available. The platform empowers freelancers to transfer rights of usage for third party licensors. Any third party licensor can publicly verify the origins of a digital asset and their right of usage.

BlockChain is such a new technology that despite a well-defined design, there is always a risk around technical delivery. Vleppo has managed this risk, by undertaking self-funded analysis to confirm technical feasibility ahead of presenting this project to the public for support and we work closely with our technical advisors to identify issues and resolve them as quickly as they arise. Vleppo also has undertaken extensive research on the Blockchain solutions in existence to identify their pain points in order to avoid their mistakes. Vleppo makes this research publically available for free and this research can be found on any of our Social Media accounts and in Medium.

A second risk is that of offering a global solution to address client defaults for which the process can vary from country to country. To manage this risk, Vleppo has been engaging with legal specialists across the globe to ensure that the solution is compliant with local processes and is currently entering into partnership agreements with these legal specialists to be able to customise our offering to be in alignment with jurisdictional requirements.

As with any truly innovative solution there is always a risk of adoption. To manage this risk Vleppo has undertaken extensive market research to understand the unique challenges facing freelancers in various industries. Vleppo publishes this research every fortnight and evidence of this can be found on any of our Social Media accounts. Based on our research we firmly believe that there is a significant disconnect between Freelancer requirements and the existing legal and financial system not only in emerging markets but also developed economies.

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    If we could bottle the feeling of thankfulness we have now, we would be able to sell it and probably not need to do this KickStarter program ;) Thankyou so much!

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    This membership would be used by the students in a class to register their ideas and help them to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and how to legally protect themselves.

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    We think our founder has just tried to do 'The Worm' ... he was so happy but now he could be in hospital for a bit

    You get everything in the $100 package PLUS

    TEN (yes 10!!) 12 month Vleppo memberships

    Each membership has 10 uploads monthly

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    Well ... thankyou kind stranger! We think you're pretty great too!!

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    Because you're a superstar supporter of the Vleppo vision we would love you to become a member of Vleppo's advisory board through the delivery period

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    You truly are the wind beneath our wings!! We're humbled that you believe in us and what we're doing

    100 x 12 month Vleppo memberships (You read that right ONE HUNDRED!!) with 10 uploads per package to be donated to freelancers in emerging markets.

    We will donate these memberships on your behalf and you / your company will be recognized in our website and social media for your generosity.

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    Holy Guacamole!!!! We are honestly speechless at your support for our project. We would love to adopt you.

    Unfortunately we cannot adopt you but we will enable you to ADOPT A SCHOOL in the country of your choice

    Vleppo will work with you to identify a school to grant that entire school and all the students a gift of a 12 month Vleppo membership with unlimited uploads

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