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OUR MISSION

Connect people to accelerate social change

Social Issues We Are Solving

The lack of human and financial resources in the social impact sector

Donation/volunteer-based solutions are neither sustainable nor scalable. On the other hand, many people are interested in SDGs/social impact and can become active social changemakers with a small nudge. We aim to provide scalable, market-based solutions that leverage the untapped human and financial resources to solve social problems.

What we do

The Socious app helps anyone who has a passion for social change contribute their time to social impact projects in an easy, fun, and fulfilling way. Socious helps them connect with like-minded people and effortlessly join social impact projects. You can learn new skills and build your portfolio while contributing to a social cause. We offer blockchain-based tokens when you contribute your time to social impact projects. These tokens can be exchanged for socially conscious products and experiences within the community. On Socious, you are the owner of your data and you can sell it to whomever you please through our blockchain-based platform. We create a circular economy where all activities -whether you join social impact projects or buy socially conscious products - contribute to solving social problems. These activities reinforce each other, grow our community, and accelerate social change. *some features are in development

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Social Media for Social Change

We connect like-minded people who are passionate about the same social cause so that they can collaborate with each other. We do so through a social networking app based on mutual interests in social causes and AI-based recommendations. We make it as easy as possible for anyone to join social impact projects through our robust search engines, AI recommendations, and 1-Click Application feature. You can find paid opportunities where you can learn new skills while contributing to a social cause. Our proprietary algorithms ensure meaningful connections with people you want to meet and reduce the risk of mismatches.

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Blockchain-based community currency and marketplace for socially conscious products *in development

By offering Socious Coins, our blockchain-based community currency, Socious incentivizes people to contribute to a social cause. You can earn Socious Coins by contributing their time to social impact projects. Your Socious Coins can be exchanged for socially conscious products sold by Socious organizations (NPOs, social businesses, etc.) at Socious Market - you can solve social issues not only by contributing your time but also by buying and selling products. Socious organizations can hire people who can contribute their time and skills to their projects using the Socious Coins they obtain by selling socially conscious products. In this way, the circulation of Socious Coins creates a social impact ecosystem.

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Blockchain-based decentralized platform (Dapp) where you can take full control of and monetize your data *in development

In existing social media platforms, your content is censored by a central authority and your data is being collected and sold without consent. On Socious, the community members collectively decide, through a democratic decision-making process, which content is for social good and which organizations are socially conscious without a central authority. You - not those companies - are the owner of your data and you can sell it to whomever you please through our blockchain-based decentralized platform (Dapp) in a secure manner. Your data is securely stored on a blockchain and, if you wish, you can choose to sell it to advertisers/researchers via smart contracts. You don’t need to directly hand over your data to companies because you can send your data to a trusted execution environment (TEE) where companies can run their algorithms to achieve their goals.

OUR VISION

Become the world's largest social impact ecosystem

Our values

At Socious we want to make a difference in the world but we believe that do so needs to start from within

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Inclusion is part of our DNA. People have unconscious biases, and building an inclusive company means we have to think critically about our hiring and workplace practices. We are fully committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and we strive to follow industry best practices and take feedback from our employees about how we can do better. Thanks to our culture, we attract talented people from diverse backgrounds.

Life First, Work Second

We believe that employees can achieve work-life balance by prioritizing their wellbeing and relationships before work. If there is ever a conflict between commitments with your life’s priorities and work, life should come first. No job is more important than family, friends, and health. In this spirit, we offer an unlimited vacation policy and the autonomy for employees to take leave whenever necessary. Employees know themselves best; hence they are well-equipped to decide how they want to work and deliver excellent results.

High Performance for High Social Impact

Our goal is to maximize social impact, not shareholder value or profit. Our social and financial returns are generally aligned, but if there is a conflict, we prioritize social returns. We are a highly motivated group of people. As a result, we want high performance from our employees and collaborators. We hire only the best-fit candidates so that we can maximize social impact. We pay above market rate salaries to have only incredible colleagues in each role. Being thoughtful about the people we work with helps us build an effective company culture that can accelerate social change.

Autonomy and Accountability

With great power comes great responsibility, and so it is for employees at Socious. We want employees to decide what they will take on and the level of resources they need. There are no budget or scope limits, but all employees are accountable for a great performance that maximizes social impact returns.

Candor and Collaboration

We want to foster an environment where employees can speak to one another honestly and with respect. We believe that being honest is better than being nice. Everyone makes mistakes; the key is in our ability to learn from them and it’s in the company’s long-term interest for employees to speak up. Open communication will ensure positive relationships and efficient problem-solving at Socious.

Meet The Team

Seira Yun

Founder & CEO

Seira Yun

Atsushi Inoue

AI Advisor

Atsushi Inoue, Ph.D.

Galina Neydenova

Data Scientist

Galina Naydenova (MSc, FHEA)

Rhys Malyon

Web Developer

Rhys Malyon

Lawrence Cate

Technical Advisor

Lawrence Cate

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Get In Touch

General Inquiries

info@socious.io

Headquarters

Nihonbashi 3-2-14-1F, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Japan 103-0027

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