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How to get taken seriously when your idea is laughable?

How can you get potential investors, advertisers, and press to take your App/Product seriously when the content is quite literally a joke created to make its users laugh?

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Eric Lai
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Eric Lai Entrepreneur
Product manager / S/W Engineer / Online Commerce
Traction and numbers!
Leena Chitnis, MBA
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Leena Chitnis, MBA Entrepreneur • Advisor
Content & Publication Manager at NetApp
My product was laughed at...until I told haters that a very public chief scientist from MIT had decided to partner with me. The laughing pretty much stopped after that.

If you can't get traction the way you want it just now, then have a solid team or partner to show you mean business, not just laughs...and be able to demo how you're going to get that traction.
Lawrence I Lerner
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Lawrence I Lerner Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Could you share a little bit more? If you have something related to humor or something that makes people laugh, then audience is key. Do you have a count?
Grant Hosford
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Grant Hosford Entrepreneur
Co-Founder & CEO at codeSpark, Inc
People pay a loy of money to laugh and humor is one of the great joys life offers. If you have a creative way to create revenue from humor I dont think people will be laughing.

It will be about execution and traction like for any other startup.
Shobhit Verma
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Shobhit Verma Entrepreneur • Advisor
building an adaptive recommendation engine
The only "humorous" ideas I laugh at are the ones that lack continuous engagement.
If there is a reason to believe that new content will be continually created/crowd-sourced then it is a solid business model.. for example peopleofwalmart
However, I know someone who pitched "fartmap" idea - a global heatmap of farts.
you or your friend farts=> you update the geolocation and the intensity on the map and guess what you can see farts happening in almost real time.
It may be disgusting to some but I agree that there is a small market which will find it funny too.
The only problem I saw was that I do not expect people to come back after a few uses, it is not that engaging a content.
Nicholas Grant
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Nicholas Grant Entrepreneur
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I have a million downloads.....it matters not if you don't efficiently monitize the app. To do this I need investors. Yet, I'm unable to get in front of them.
Nicholas Grant
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Nicholas Grant Entrepreneur
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This makes sense of course, but I'm still at the find a partner, obtain capital to hire a team. Its a popular product on its own, but its lacking the proper resources to help monitize it properly.
Nicholas Grant
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Well this forum is for generalities, but its a series of parody mobile games that have reached a million downloads. As one person with little to no funds I'm unable to monitize it as effectively as I believe is possible. However, as I said. Its laughable....
Lawrence I Lerner
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Tom Kincaid
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Nothing wrong with novelty apps. iFart made millions.
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