Idea feedback pretty please! (Bonus landing page included for a tear down)
Created https://getacquainted.co/ with a friend (I'm a designer, he's a dev) in late 2017. We had a fair amount of interest on launch and were the 4th product of the day on product hunt.
We failed to monetise initially, thinking we'd add a paid tier later - in hindsight this was a huge mistake. We were both working full time with 2 young kids and gradually the work slowed down as time constraints went up. We had interest from some reasonably large businesses and lots of users asking for additional features but my partner no longer wanted to work on the project. I had a few other things going on so we walked away but left the site running.
Fast forward to now and I've been looking to start another project. The hunger is back! However, after chatting to a few people I realised that I'd be throwing away something potentially successful with acquainted (terrible name, I know)! We still have daily sign ups, there's an established userbase and seem to have found a fit in two markets (schools, and weirdly, Israel).
There are a few key features we need to implement before we monetise, but I really feel it's worth a shot. Typeform are starting something similar but there's nothing quite like this on the market.
I know what features we need to implement (free text entry, logic, gifs) but will start a research piece getting to know our userbase more. Plan is to potentially rebrand and add a paid tier ASAP.
If anyone is interested getting on board, please do get in touch. I'm London based but open to working remotely with the right person. I'm looking for someone serious who has actually shipped something or can show examples of good work. Tech stack is laraval for the back end, no framework on the front end. Thanks!