WHAT IS KNODA?
Are you always right when you make a
prediction about your favorite sports
team, your friends dating failure or the
next celebrity to end up in rehab?
Prove it and earn your bragging rights
Knoda is a social prediction platform
where users can predict anything, vote
on others’ predictions and talk trash.
The results are crowdsourced. A BS
button allows the community to easily
correct any wrong outcomes.
Available on iPhone and web with
Android coming soon.
Knoda user JohnnyOptimist accurately predicted
the winner of the $1.5 million #esuranceSave30
JohnnyOptimist posted his prediction on Knoda a
full 36 hours BEFORE the winner was announced
live on the Jimmy Kimmel show.
Esurance had over 2 million entrants making the
odds of getting this prediction right: 2,000,000 - 1.
He was able to decipher the winner based on a
careful analysis of the Esurance Twitter account.
JohnnyOptimist was the only person on the planet
who was able to predict this. And thanks to Knoda,
he has proof. Two articles on the amazing
prediction can be found here and here.
In 1999, Kyle Rogers (Co-Founder)
watched his beloved Kansas Jayhawks,
with their stud Freshman class of Drew
Gooden, Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich,
destroy an opponent in their first game.
He boldly told his Mom, “Mom, when these
guys are seniors in 2003, they are winning
the National Championship!”
Flash forward 4 years. Kansas is playing
Syracuse for the Title. Kyle tells his Mom,
“Remember when I predicted this?”
Kyle’s Mom responds, “What are you
talking about? No you didn’t.”
And the idea for Knoda was born. All
because his Mom didn’t remember his
prediction? Yeah, kind’ve.
We are working to create an addictive
experience, much like Crystal Meth, but
without, well, you know, all the bad of Meth.
Knoda is all about earning bragging rights.
It’s about being able to say “I Told You So”
without sounding like a douche.
Knoda is a social experience built on
competition and ego. This is the chance to
hold friends accountable for their terrible
Our mission at Knoda is to be the official
record book for all predictions. Have a
prediction? Put it in writing forever on Knoda.
A LIL’ HISTORY
What have we done?
- 2nd place at KC Startup Weekend
- SparkLab KC Accelerator (Summer ‘13)
- Grant from Digital Sandbox program
- Raised Seed Round (Nov. 2013)
- Released iPhone (Dec. 2013)
- Released Web (Jan. 2014)
- Android release (March 2014)
- Private Groups (April 2014)
THE BORING BUT NECESSARY STUFF
Knoda (pronounced node-uh)
Knoda for iPhone
SparkLab Demo Day Pitch Video
Silicon Prairie News
Kansas City Business Journal
Hey look, there’s Kyle (left) and
James, the 2 obnoxiously