How Shrimp Society members share knowledge through

Intros Ai

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Intros Insights

Member sign-ups
Average strength of match rating
Net Promoter Score
Members participated at least once

Shrimp Society's custom-built algorithm

After adding all 7 questions to their custom matchmaking form, matches were based upon the weights shown in the pie chart to the right. Intros’ proprietary machine-learning algorithm took all of these questions into account!

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The Challenge

How does a community of 3000+ builders find the most relevant introductions for their members?

What is Shrimp Society?

Shrimp Society is a community of builders that helps one another succeed in their entrepreneurial journey. They host private masterminds, workshops, panels, and events to help members level up skills while building in community.

Wondering how we teamed up? 🤝

How Shrimp Society brought together members with complementary sets of knowledge through Intros

Connecting for IRL Experience

Building companies, projects, or side hustles is tough and often lonely. No one understands unless they're "in it". That's why Shrimp Society decided to match members in similar cities so they could meet up for a meal!

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Finding members with complementary skillsets

Learning from each other is at the core of Shrimp Society. Every builder is always looking to learn a certain set of skills and has their own set of skills to offer. That’s why Shrimp Society decided to make their most important question a “Give and Take” question. Members were matched based upon what types of skills they were looking in a match.

Matching Investors, Founders, Operators, and Creators

At any point in time, an investor may want to meet a founder, a Creator may want to collab with a founder, and an operator may want to join a Founder. Shrimp Society used Intros to match members based on all these factors.

Linking a profile to a name

Shrimp Society wanted potential co-founders to understand each other's past work experiences and stay connected.

“There’s a lot about the algorithm what about the actual matches? 🤔”

Making a Match
Introducing Megan & Jonathan 👋🏼

Megan Giacobetti
CEO of V1 @ Michigan
Megan is the Chief Executive Officer of V1 @Michigan, the community for ambitious student builders at the University of Michigan. Megan joined On Deck in the hopes of finding a technical co-founder to help her build a business that spreads mental health awareness.
Jonathan Pierre
Growth @Envision Accelerator
Jonathan Pierre works in Growth @Envision Accelerator, a community-driven accelerator for young, underrepresented founders. Jonathan joined the On Deck Intros club to find someone with experience in fundraising and product management.
The Match

Megan and Jonathan met in 2021 through the On Deck Intros Club. After just the second week of opt-ing in, the perfect match was between the two was found.

Intros made the match for three main reasons:
They had complementary skills through Intros “Give & Take” question mentioned earlier
They both wanted to spend all of their time (40+ hours) to build something truly impactful as quickly as possible
They were both extremely passionate about mental health and wanted to solve problems they felt were affecting the next generation disproportionately.

“I would have never imagined I would find my lifelong co-founder through an Intros club. However, it did a perfect job at finding what we cared about the most and making a seamless introduction between us. And for that, we’re eternally grateful”

- Megan Giacobetti & Jonathan Pierre

Moving Forward

In 2022, Jonathan and Megan have made large strides in creating the company that will address the next generation’s mental health challenges called Headspace. They have raised many rounds of funding and are quickly growing to become a next-gen leader in the space.

Megan and Jonathan still meet using the On Deck Intros club to this day to find more talented co-founders to join them on their mission.

"The magic moment for me was when I saw intros connect two members who were (in their words), 'exactly the person I wanted to meet'."
Chris Daniels
Founder, Shrimp Society

From 'Audience' to 'Community'

How one newsletter transformed their audience into a community with Intros.

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Overall Impact

When members within the OnDeck community were matched, they were given all of the information from these questions, and our matching algorithm was able to make ideal matches based on all the percentages of weigh you see above. It is really difficult to find other young, aspiring founders - much less screen them for availability and accountability you want in a co-founder. This Intros club proved to be incredibly powerful for the OnDeck community, and will be started up again when the new batch of aspiring founders comes through the OnDeck pipeline.

The Payoff

How much of an impact did Intros have on this community
Would make a better decision after the chat
Plan to stay in touch with at least one match
Said the conversation expanded their network
Said the conversation expanded their network