TEL AVIV, Israel, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
yes.no plans to tap international markets and offer crowd interviews with public figures in 40 countries
Israel-based yes.no today announced the launch of its new Q&A social network, the first platform ever to enable crowd interviews with public figures and celebrities. Co-founder and CEO Assaf Levy comes to yes.no with a record of the successful exits, including taking his last venture XLMedia public on the LSE.
Unlike other Q&A sites or forums, questions are not asked to the community in general, but to specific users, who can choose to answer questions according to popularity. "Celebrities use social media all the time to engage with their fans, but there's no existing platform designed around the concept of answering questions, enabling meaningful interactions," says Levy. "The yes.no upvoting feature allows users to support the questions they want answered, and this helps us to rally the celebrities and experts to join yes.no, and participate. This is crowd interviewing - we want the people to be heard."
yes.no's vision is to bridge the gap between celebrities and audiences; experts and their colleagues; and individuals and their peers by enabling respectful, meaningful Q&A experiences. The format allows users to find out more about each other, or get their opinions, and for that reason, the founders believe that a significant portion of the network's value will be derived from having experts and public figures on board.
yes.no today launches its website in eleven languages, including English, Spanish, Hebrew, German, French, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. By the end of the first quarter of 2016, the company plans to launch the website and mobile applications in thirty languages, bringing its service to 40 different countries.
yes.no was founded by Assaf Levy and Sella Rafaeli in May 2015. Their vision is to bridge the gap between celebrities and audiences; experts and their colleagues; and individuals and their peers by enabling respectful, meaningful Q&A experiences. yes.no is CEO Assaf's third startup, after taking XLMedia public on the LSE; CTO Sella came from prestigious military intelligence unit 8200 via Fiverr; and they were united by their common desire to help people get closer to the people that matter to them.