TIKI Newsletter Oct. 2022
Catch up on all things TIKI!
All has been quiet on the Western front when it comes to newsletters, but behind the scenes the TIKI team has been as busy as ever as we work toward the launch of our SDK—the first productization of the technology we’ve been hard at work creating for the past two years.
Before we dive into details about what’s been happening down in Nashville (and Ireland and Brazil!) I have a question for the readers out there: Should we send more of the Substack content to your inboxes? Initially, we didn’t want to send every piece of content to our subscribers so as to not bombard inboxes, but we’re happy to do so if that’s something people would like. This would include blogs, podcasts, and full-length newsletters. As we ramp up the team, content updates will be more and more frequent. Let us know below:
Now, for the good stuff. We’ve been working overtime working toward a major milestone we like to call the Beachcomber Launch. Paying homage to our tiki bar roots (Mike thought of the name for the company while at a tiki bar in Boston, for those keeping score at home), Don’s Beachcomber was the first tiki bar established by Donn Beach (Don the Beachcomber) in California way back in 1933 after Prohibition had ended in the United States.
Our version of the Beachcomber (or, TIKI 1.0) consists of some major milestones and releases as well as updated strategies and messaging. The major components are as follows:
Release of the TIKI SDK to the public
Closing of our seed round
Approval and establishment of the TIKI DAO
Hiring of new team members
New website and messaging
New content strategy deployment
Creation of educational content for users and developers (SDK)
Party! Launch party at the TIKI office in Nashville
There’s some subtasks relevant to each portion of the Beachcomber launch, but, generally speaking, completion of the first 7 goals will lead to the 8th, a celebration for all that we have accomplished in our journey to un-fuck the internet. It’s been a wild ride so far.
Follow Ricardo’s Journey Developing the TIKI SDK
A few months ago, I told Ricardo that he should keep our Discord community updated weekly about what he has been working on as the lead mobile dev for the TIKI team. It’s turned into one of my favorite parts of our content. When you’re building something completely new, you rely not only on past knowledge but on your ability to adapt and learn on the fly. Ricardo has been growing immensely as a developer and it’s been a pleasure to witness his growth. - Shane
Get to Know the TIKI Team
Over the past few months, we’ve focused a podcast episode on our core team members. Take a listen to get to know Mike, Shane, and Barry more in depth and stay tuned for the release of Ricardo’s episode, comin’ at ya very soon!
More Guest Podcasts!
We’ve continued our “Your Data, Your Story” series which features great stories and information from great guests.
TIKI investor and super fan, anesthesiologist Rikesh Govan talks data from a health tech perspective,
Warren Steury of Tri-Pillar Project and Media Farm stops back in to dish on strength, beauty, and wisdom as well as an insight into Freemasonry.
Clay Davis and Chad Cothron of the Kindred Spirits Podcast join Mike and cover everything from data analysis to trying to make it in NASCAR
Kathryn Rickmeyer of TennBEAT and the Greater Nashville Technology Council talks about how entrepreneurs can get their stories heard and understood, and
Opera-preneur Soula Parassidis sheds light on her revolutionary NFT project Magic Mozart and her goals with her innovative company, Living Opera.
We go blog and podcast mode to give a better picture of what makes the TIKI SDK so powerful in the wake of Apple’s 2021 iOS 14.5 update.
StartEngine Swag Update
For those who have responded to our survey on t-shirt and sweatshirt sizing, your merch has arrived at the TIKI office! Well, most of it, that is! Still waiting on a couple boxes after a mix-up by the distributor, but we will be shipping soon!
For those who did not respond, please check your inbox for an email sent on October 20th titled “URGENT 2ND REMINDER - STARTENGINE INVESTOR SWAG (TIKI)” for access to the survey. Those who don’t respond will be defaulted to a size large for both items, so please respond ASAP so we can get you the appropriate gear.
Bucket hats are also here, and stickers are en-route!
As a reminder, only those who invested $500-$999 receive a t-shirt, and only those who invested $1000+ receive the sweatshirt and bucket hat. All $500+ receive TIKI stickers.
Read What Our Investors Read!
Since TIKI prides itself on transparency, anyone can take a look at the updates we send out to our investors.
‘Til next time!