We at The Summon Platform have been working to develop Cardano’s first DAO tooling platform for months, and our heritage as Cardano’s first DAO, ADAO, has had us thinking about the wider potential for DAOs for quite some time.
For the rest of the world, however, we’re new and novel.
So now that we’ve made it to the weekend of our public debut week, we wanted to take a few moments to reflect on how The Summon Platform has been received.
And how better to so reflect than in the words of our core team members?
“The work that the Summon team has accomplished and the launch of the Summon Platform is one more huge testament to the power and importance of open source DAOs, like ADAO and the greater Cardano community.”Thomas DiMatteo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Summon Labs
As a technology team, we were also buoyed by the data that came in following our debut: The Summon Platform was covered in the media 95 times (so far!) in publications such as Yahoo! News, where more than 1.7 million people saw our story (data by SimilarWeb.)
Interested in seeing more of our news coverage? We’re keeping our newsroom updated as news is issued and covered!
As many in our community know, The Summon Platform is governed by the not-for-profit Summon Association. Let’s hear from the Association:
“It’s been a fantastic week for the Summon project! We have been working so hard to prepare for our launch and the outpouring of love and support from the Cardano Community has made it all worth it. We can’t wait to share more about how the Summon Platform will work and the ways it will benefit Cardano and the wider blockchain ecosystem.”Adam Rusch, President, Summon Association
In total, our announcement was viewed across the news media 2.6 million times. We were particularly happy with the generously positive coverage that respected blockchain blog Blockonomi gave us in their front page article entitled “New DAO toolkit: The Summon Platform promises easiest-ever DAOs“. According to our independent third-party data analytics, more than 12,100 people read this article by Blockonomi editor in chief Oliver Dale (and it was shared 207 times, so far, on social media.)
Throughout our exciting week, our technology team continued their work of course! Let’s hear from our tech lead:
“I’m really excited that we have been able to get any traction at all, my mom saw our press release but still doesn’t understand exactly what we’re doing — and this inspires us. What I’m really hoping for is that we can educate effectively about the opportunity for individuals be able to write their own Marlowe contracts and have their DAOs vote control the outcome of their custom contracts. Non-developers can write their own business logic and be sure of the potential outcomes.”Riley Kilgore, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Summon Labs
None of us operate beyond the law. Operating with legal compliance and integrity is of paramount importance to The Summon Platform. Our general counsel (and co-founder) had this to say on LinkedIn:
Extraordinarily excited for the upcoming launch of the Summon Platform on Cardano. It may be a bear market, but it feels good to be building the blockchain tools with some of my most brilliant friends exactly to the specifications we all want to use ourselves.Matthew Bowen, Esq., Co-Founder and General Counsel, Summon Labs
Our traction on social media has really been wonderful, thanks very much to the support and enthusiasm of our ADAO and Cardano community. According to our data analytics, news about The Summon Platform has been viewed more than 40,000 times across social media, and we have logged 695 social interactions so far. We feel this is a solid base to build awareness of The Summon Platform (and the power of DAOs in general) beyond the core tech and blockchain communities.
Let’s hear again from our Association, and give the last word to our head of communities:
“As far as establishing simple DAO toolsets on Cardano, Summon is really making the biggest impact on the ecosystem. It’s great to see these tools actively being put into communities’ hands; decentralization occurs when everyone has equitable share and access.”Andrew Mrvos, Head of Community Management, Summon Association