Visible 2.0 – The Stakeholder Engagement Platform
277,236. That’s how many data points entrepreneurs have shared with their stakeholders in the last 12 months on Visible. It has been a crazy year! In the last 365 days we’ve gone from 1 full-time employee to 8, have grown over 160%, raised some financing of our own and have learned a ton along the way.
With that said, I’m excited to share that today we are launching “Visible 2.0”, a completely new and modern stakeholder management platform. It encompasses all of our learnings from the past year to re-think the entire experience for companies and investors alike. We’re incredibly excited to pull back the veil and show you what we’ve been up to!
An all new user experience and navigation:
We’ve refreshed the entire UI and moved navigation to a left navigation bar. Navigating the application is 10x more intuitive and you will always know where you are within the application.
What’s new for companies?
They are now incredibly flexible. Gone is the concept of just monthly data. You can get as granular as daily and as lengthy as annual data. You can also create forecasts for each metric and we now have full currency support! Booya! The backend and infrastructure of metrics is very robust and much more reliable than the old application.
All new look and super customizable. You can create different size options, creation happens directly in-line on the dashboard and we’ve added new chart types.
Goodbye old simplistic cap table. Issued Series B preferred with 2x participating preferred stock with a cap of 5x and non-cumulative dividends of 3%? You can create that now. You can also create option pools, warrant blocks, convertibles, etc. Oh yeah. No requirement to invite someone via email anymore. Seriously. Took us long enough, right?
Manage all of your stakeholders in the People section and control granular permissions. You can also customize each stakeholders role, such as “CMO” or “Lead Investor”.
A much better and reliable way to post qualitative updates. That ‘Compose’ window is pretty sexy, eh? Your activity feed will also be a change log of everything happening with your company.
What’s new for investors?
Companies will now “nest” and you can easily switch between companies and other funds.
Fund Metrics & Dashboard:
Companies can have metrics, why not funds? Want to try deal pipeline, jobs created, realized returns? Well now you can. We’ve even included API integrations too ;). You’ll be able to chart your metrics and/or any metric of your portfolio companies. Boom.
Manage all of your stakeholders in the people section and control granular permissions. You can also customize each stakeholders role. E.g. “General Partner” or “Analyst”.
Investors can now post their own updates to internal team members and/or LPs! Your activity feed will also be rich of changes happening across your portfolio. Did someone say Twitter for your Portfolio?
Everything is responsive on mobile! Hooray!
Company and Fund creation should only take a click or two as we’ve integrated with AngelList’s API. We are also able to intelligently determine your currency and timezone based on your location.
Application Architecture: For our nerdier users. We made our entire application an API. It’s more secure, faster and will open a ton of doors from us. Interested in using the API someday? Email me. We are also utilizing Ember on the front-end. Stay tuned for a more technical blog post on the new application!
I’m incredibly proud of the work our team has done. Our new application is badass and I’m excited to share it with all of you. Thanks to Nate, Brett, Karel, Luiz, Mikhail, Matt, and Ciaran for making this happen!
As always please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or to setup a time to chat.
Up and To The Right,
-Mike & The Visible Team