Aiming to take back the “I” in Internet, Daplie is the first home server that securely connects the owner to personal data and devices in-home. The owner has full control over their very own Cloud Server with no storage limits, no monthly fees, private, and secure. No longer will consumers have to give a company rights to their own content. You will be able to download and share files and sensitive information, as well as host your own website, email, and social network. Daplie created Cloud for people to have full control of their digital lives, and is the first to participate in equity crowdfunding and reward based crowdfunding simultaneously. I was able to talk to Daplie’s CEO, Bryson Hill, about the sophistication of Cloud and how its experience will change the lives of individuals around the world.
How did you come up with the idea for Daplie?
AJ, the technical co-founder of Daplie, is also a DJ. Not the bass drop kind, rather the MC a wedding type DJ. And he has LOTS of music. As an audiophile, he has always been on a lookout for a way for him to be able to stream his entire music library, even the family friendly edits, indie bands, and special editions. His favorite was Lala music, which was acquired by Apple and shutdown. And when Apple Music started deleting music off his computer, it was the last straw. So, what does music have to do with Daplie? The Internet is comprised of a bunch of servers, and AJ realized if he could build a simple server that even his non-technical family members could use, they (and in turn AJ) could create their own, more personal, internet experience. In the case of music, rather than renting a streaming service (like Spotify), he could own his own streaming service on his own server in his home.
How does Daplie work?
Daplie Cloud plugs into your home internet connection via ethernet and power. Then you create an account and choose a name for Cloud where you are going to access it, like “smithfamily.com.” And in less than 30 seconds, Cloud does all the hard technical stuff and creates your own Cloud System, complete with your own website, your own streaming services, and cloud storage. Then, you download the Daplie app on your different devices, and now you have access to all of your stuff on every device you own. Also, Cloud is smart and helps you to manage the storage on your devices. It automatically sends photos and videos safely and securely home to Cloud. That means no more running out of space on your phone, no more monthly storage fees, no more monthly streaming fees, and you own it. All of it. And, not even Daplie has access to your stuff.
How easy is it to set this up?
So easy that anyone can do it. Seems far fetched? Well, it isn’t. We have spent the last 5 years building new technologies that didn’t exist before to make it possible for our product to exist.
What are the benefits of using Daplie?
Privacy, Freedom, and Ownership. Rather than “who knows who” is always watching, lame restrictions, and renting your stuff back.
Why should investors invest in Daplie?
We are building the platform for the future of privacy, freedom, and ownership for our entire digital lives. That includes data and devices. Especially as we transition into the future of the home where every device is connected to the Internet, we ensure that customers maintain their own autonomy from all the companies of the world.
Who is your ideal customer?
Our ideal customer is the general consumer. We have seen interest from all over the world and from almost every demographic.
What is your company culture?
Our company culture is one of transparency, openness, freedom, and empowerment.
How do you scale growth?
We scale by selling devices, selling content (movies, music, books, etc), our app store for 3rd party developers, and other revenues we can not yet discuss.
Where do you see Daplie in five years?
In 5 years, Daplie will be a household name and home servers will be commonplace.