Citron’s previous venture OpenFeint was based on a similar concept. It provided a social platform for gamers where they could maintain leaderboards, bet with virtual currencies and award achievements. OpenFeint was predominantly targeting mobile games & was eventually acquired by Japanese mobile gaming giant GREE for a fee of $104 million. The idea of the Discord came from the difficulties many users faced while connecting through VoIP. Citron wanted to create servers where users can connect and chat or speak to each other making them feel like they were sitting next to each other. Competing against the likes of TeamSpeak & Skype, it was going to be an uphill task.How Does Discord Make Money?
In a first attempt to seek financial support from its users, Discord urged their loyal fan base to contribute to the company as a “THANK YOU” gesture. There was no hiding from the fact that the sole purpose to launch the Nitro feature was to address the core issue of how discord makes money! Thcontinue reading →