OUR STORY: THE QUESTION THAT BECAME A MISSION

What is the most significant opportunity the Internet give us? My co-founder at Duckling and I started discussing that question about a decade ago when we covered the first dot-com-industry as journalist interns. The answer Michell Léon and I came up with evolved slightly over the years, but it’s always been some version of:

"The opportunity to create collective insights in a global network."

All other media, from books to movies, are linear and disjoined from the interaction between people and content. The Internet lets us join our insights in a gigantic mindmap, that changes our perception of the world from linear to a landscape of continually fluctuating patterns.

To us empowering people to share insights in a global network was always the opportunity, but as the years went by and the Internet evolved, it seems to go in the opposite direction. We decided it was time to change that, and so we launched Duckling.

Last year I was offered a Fellowship at MIT in Boston, to build out our idea of Insight Media and how it can benefit the creators of the future. It’s already provided a lot of valuable inspiration, and it’s exciting to see Duckling spread its wings and fly out of MIT.

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Bjarke Calvin,

Founder and CEO of Duckling

FOUNDING TEAM

CEO & FOUNDER

Bjarke Calvin

15+ years as entrepreneur and thought leader in the media industry. director at magnum photos, fellow at mit, speaker at tedx, sxsw, harvard etc.

CO-FOUNDER

Michell Léon

Background in journalism, politics & self development michell has a diverse skillset around media, people & communication

OPERATIONS LEAD

Jorge Romo

Served as tech lead on flyp magazine (one of the worlds first interactive magazines) as well as numerous other prominent ad and media ventures.

TECH LEAD

Rafael Cárdenas

Highly experienced full stack developer and UI implementor. Former lead developer at Google maps for iOS, and various other projects.

INVESTORS

Joi & Mohamed

Among the worlds most successful angel investors, with investments like twitter, Slack, Flickr & Kickstarter, Joi and Mohamed is our secret sauce.

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