flashpub.io

Flashpub.io is a home for rapidly emerging research stories fueled by smarter, faster research articles. We empower scientists to advance their career and lead global research programs without paying thousands of dollars in fees or waiting years to publish. Inspired by an urgent need to remove barriers to publishing new results, our team reimagined the basic unit of scientific progress – the research article – for collaborative, networked, decentralized science.

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flashpub.io

Flashpub.io is a home for rapidly emerging research stories fueled by smarter, faster research articles. We empower scientists to advance their career and lead global research programs without paying thousands of dollars in fees or waiting years to publish. Inspired by an urgent need to remove barriers to publishing new results, our team reimagined the basic unit of scientific progress – the research article – for collaborative, networked, decentralized science.

Progress: 0 %

Funding Raised

$0.00

Funding Goal

$10,000-$250,000

Days Remaining

2 Days

Business Description

Flashpub operates community specific scientific journals for rapidly emerging research stories. Built around a much smaller, faster research article, our journals empower scientists to advance their career and lead global research programs without waiting years to publish.

We reimagined the basic unit of scientific progress – the research article – for collaborative, networked, decentralized science in a web3 ecosystem.

A smarter, faster research article

We are the first academic journal to rapidly publish and review discrete units of scientific discovery. Rather than spending years independently collecting data and often unknowingly redoing the work of others, we make it easy for researchers to actively lead their communities down exciting lines of collaborative inquiry.

Campaigns

Our journals allow scientists to advance their career with collaborative streams of research articles called campaigns. Campaigns use simple, elegant data visualizations as a focal point for emerging results on specific topics or challenges.

Led by a principal investigator and steering committee, our workflow balances the explosive potential of expert crowdsourcing with quality control and rigorous scientific oversight.

Campaigns flip the prevailing incentive structure in science by focusing on rapid, open, iterative progress across a community, instead of slow, private progress within individual labs. Our model rewards collaboration, leadership, community validation, scientific rigor, and ultimately more trustworthy results.

Problem

Publishing a scientific article can take months or years, costs thousands of dollars, and operates at a snail’s pace that is fundamentally out of step with the speed of modern science.

This means that the bulk of scientific results are left unpublished- including critical replications, corrections, and methods that could speed up discovery workflows.

Solution

Flashpub’s scientific journals enjoy a modern publishing workflow designed around smaller, faster articles that capture emerging stories and fuel collaborative networks of innovation.

Our approach is unapologetically forward looking, grounded in the principles of open science and anticipating emerging web3 and decentralized science (DeSci) technologies. When researchers publish in a flashpub.io journal, their content is automatically integrated with the DeSci ecosystem such as blockchain based literature indexes and rapid funding mechanisms such as Science Fund (sciencefund.io).

Business Model

We do not charge to publish or read scientific articles which are basic academic rights and required for an inclusive, thriving global research community. Our pricing model kicks in only for campaigns (visualized collections of articles) – basic campaigns are just $99 and custom developed campaigns and integrations range from $1k – $3k+.

Traction & Customers

Our first journal Outbreak (currently in beta testing) focuses on pandemic informatics research to understand the evolving dynamics of Covid-19 and how to better prepare for the next pandemic.

The company is pre-revenue while we pilot our services and improve functionality with early adopters.

Read more about our vision, team, and ongoing work here: https://medium.com/@flashpub_io

Investors

We have raised $240,000 from pre-seed round with angel investors and Roka Works.

Terms

This is an offering of a SAFE, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in flashpub.io. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by January 30th, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Flashpub.io may raise up to $250,000, the offering’s maximum.

Risks

See Offering Statement; A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment.
In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature.
These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.

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The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the company’s control and which could, and likely will materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects the current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. No obligation exists to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Security Type:

SAFE

Discount Rate

80%

Post Money Valuation:

N/A

Regulatory Exemption:

Regulation Crowdfunding – Section 4(a)(6)

Deadline:

January 30, 2022

Minimum Investment Amount:

$100

Target Offering Range:

$10,000-$250,000

*If the sum of the investment commitments does not equal or exceed the minimum offering amount at the offering deadline, no securities will be sold and investment commitments will be cancelled returned to investors.

Market Projection

Our market is rapidly evolving and difficult to project. We anticipate the total addressable market to be approximately $3 billion, and our serviceable addressable market to be $1 billion. The current academic publishing industry, based on paywalls and publishing fees which we do not use, is approximately a $25 billion market.

Competition

Our primary competition is academic publishers who focus on original, peer reviewed results. However, these same competitors are also partners in many instances, as our service models do not completely overlap and present synergistic opportunities. We also compete to a lesser degree with atypical publishing platforms such as preprint servers and researcher social networks.

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  • Flashpub operates community specific scientific journals for rapidly emerging research stories. Built around a much smaller, faster research article, our journals empower scientists to advance their career and lead global research programs without waiting years to publish. We reimagined the basic unit of scientific progress - the research article - for collaborative, networked, decentralized science in a web3 ecosystem.

    A smarter, faster research article

    We are the first academic journal to rapidly publish and review discrete units of scientific discovery. Rather than spending years independently collecting data and often unknowingly redoing the work of others, we make it easy for researchers to actively lead their communities down exciting lines of collaborative inquiry.

    Campaigns

    Our journals allow scientists to advance their career with collaborative streams of research articles called campaigns. Campaigns use simple, elegant data visualizations as a focal point for emerging results on specific topics or challenges. Led by a principal investigator and steering committee, our workflow balances the explosive potential of expert crowdsourcing with quality control and rigorous scientific oversight. Campaigns flip the prevailing incentive structure in science by focusing on rapid, open, iterative progress across a community, instead of slow, private progress within individual labs. Our model rewards collaboration, leadership, community validation, scientific rigor, and ultimately more trustworthy results.

Nate Jacobs
Founder & CEO
BackgroundThe CEO of flashpub.io has A PhD in neuroscience and 5 years experience building and launching software products for researchers and research communities.

Mateusz Sas
CTO
BackgroundThe CTO of flashpub.io is a senior full stack developer specializing in launching social impact startups, with experience managing teams of developers and building modern dynamic web applications.

Legal Company Name

flashpub.io

Location

3077B Clairemont Dr
184
San Diego, California 92117

Number of Employees

2

Incorporation Type

C-Corp

State of Incorporation

California

Date Founded

August 16, 2017

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