Vintro provides value to reviewers in 3 main ways:
1. Opening access in a controlled way: People who control resources always tell us they are caught in a zugzwang. They want to make it easy for people to contact them, but at the same time, they know that more people want to present ideas to them than they have time in the day. Furthermore, they lament the fact that many people who they do meet with waste their time because they will take meetings with anyone who will listen, rather than only trying to talk with the people who are most able to engage with them. Vintro solves this problem by creating a direct and clear channel to get in front of the reviewer while using price as a small hurdle to mediate the magnitude of people utilizing that channel.
2. Optimizing time: With Vintro's asynchronous 5min introduction format, reviewers can gain exposure to more new ideas without committing as much time as before. No longer do pitch meetings need to take up 30 min including pleasantries and logistics around meeting in person. Reviewers can watch pitches and evaluate new ideas on the go or in-between meetings on their phone through the Vintro reviewers' mobile app. Adding this intermediate introductory step between being introduced to a new concept and an in-person meeting allows better filtering and optimizes time for everyone involved.
3. Revenue: In the past, people who control resources faced a tradeoff between doing work that directly generated income and spending time listening to pitches of new ideas for free. Often this meant that less of their time was spent engaging with new ideas. Vintro allows reviewers to engage with new ideas without forgoing income they would have received had they spent their time doing other things.