What can get done in eleven months?

Shane Faria
2 min readOct 25, 2021


December 2020. That’s when we started this. Eleven months ago. Eleven months of meeting behind screens. Eleven months of getting to actually know each other behind screens. Eleven months of trial and error, “back to the drawing board.” a little more of this, a little less of that, “what do you think about this?”, “is this going to get us in trouble?”

Eleven months and 128,000 users. Eleven months and 30,000 active users on the beta app. Eleven months and a revolutionary new blockchain technology, our game-changing knowledge graph. Eleven months of “are people going to get this?”

Eleven months and nearly $370,000 raised from 268 different investors from all over the USA and the world.

It’s been a wild eleven months, to say the least. And they have been eleven unique months at that. Can you build a company without ever meeting your co-workers? Apparently you can, because we did just that. What has been the primary driving force behind what we’ve done so far?


People often talk about wanting to do a job that actually means something. Well, this means everything to us. While we certainly see business opportunities in the expanding data market, what we really see is a people opportunity. This is about you, or should I say, this is about us. We’re not joking when we say we want to change the world. Don’t believe we can? Look what we’ve already done in eleven months. And we’re not slowing down.

We are at a pivotal point in the history of humanity. This is not embellishment. You genuinely have to believe this to understand the magnitude of the endeavor we are undertaking. We are metaphorically mere steps away from corporations and governments capitalizing on everything from our search history to our biometric data permanently.

But it does not have to be that way. It can’t be that way, because if we continue forward down this path we sacrifice the very freedoms that have allowed for humans to thrive. If we continue down this path, we sacrifice what makes us human in the first place.

We do this by acting together, by removing the fear and the doubt that there is nothing that can be done about the obvious issues we are facing when it comes to technology and the methods of control cast down upon the population. We want to give you a choice, a say in what happens to your data…your data, which in many ways, is essentially a digital you.

One more week in this campaign, but the work does not end. Can you change the world in eleven months? Maybe not. But we’ve got an eleven month head start. We hope you’ll join us. Just wait ’til you see what we do in the next eleven months.



Shane Faria

Books, baseball, block starts. Co-founder & User Champion at Tiki. Track & Field Coach in Massachusetts.