Phone Call Guidance Providers Clarity Launch Video Q+A Platform

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Clarity founder Dan Martell started a blog post announcing a new video Q+A service off with a pretty cool memory: “When I launched Clarity in 2012, I was driven by one mission — to impact the lives of a billion people by 2022. In two short years, Clarity grew to a community of more than 40,000 verified experts worldwide. To date, more than 200,000+ Clarity calls have been completed.”

Clarity was founded by the Moncton-native Martell, and has raised $1.6 million to date. It connects knowledge-hungry entrepreneurs with mentors through phone chats.

Today it announced the launch of Clarity Live, a video q&a service that connect up-and-coming entrepreneurs with game-changing  business leaders.

Martell said he got the idea to launch the service after he hosted a small event at his house with four of the world’s top experts in “disruptive innovation”, inviting 20 entrepreneurs. “The experts covered topics like crowdfunding, big data, 3D printing, and Bitcoin. It was magical. Watching the dynamics in the room, it hit me. We don’t know what we don’t know. We need the inspiration of a group setting to  figure out what questions to ask.”

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Thus, Clarity Live was born.

“To help kick things off in a GLOBAL way, we’re hosting a special Clarity Live event on May 22nd with Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup.  This event is in partnership with VIP VOIP and our goal is to bring 1000 people across 20 cities to participate virtually in this session,” wrote Martell.

So how is the new service any different from the regular calling aspect of Clarity?

  • “Clarity Live is a subscription service (memberships start at $97/month) that gets you access to 6 live video q&a events per month (think: small fireside chats).”

  • “Live members on the call receive an instant 50% off code to follow-up with expert one-on-one (which typically pays for the monthly subscription doing 1 of those per month).”

  • “Members receive unlimited access to past recordings, which can be accessed on any device – even to download for offline viewing.”

To start the service, the startup has recruited high-demand founders, TED speakers, and subject matter experts from all of over the world. Here’s the initial list of 12 mentors available on the service:

  • Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup

  • Brian Wong, Founder at Kiip
  • Hiten Shah, Co-Founder at KISSMetrics

  • Brad Feld, Co-Founder at TechStars

  • Mark Organ, Founder at Influitive (and previous founder at Eloqua)

  • Justin Kan, Co-Founder at Exec and Justin.tv

  • Ron Gutman, Founder at HealthTap

  • Tim Sykes, Stock Trader and Entrepreneur

  • Maren Kate Donovan, Founder at Zirtual

  • Jeremy Schoemaker, Founder at PAR Program at ShoeMoney

  • Prerna Gupta, Co-Founder at Khush

  • Alicia Navarro, Founder at Skimlinks