Clubhouse announced some very big plans for further growing the popular voice chat app on Sunday evening. The Clubhouse team wrote a thorough blog post acknowledging the rapid growth that the app has received over the past several months. As a result, they plan on improving in key areas which will have a ripple effect in the long run.
One of the main key areas is investing. Clubhouse was able to secure a Series B round in funding led by Andrew Chen from the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. The app now has over 180 investors—both large and small—that span across different races, genders, and areas of expertise.
“Clubhouse could not have come at a better time for social media. It reinvents the category in all the right ways, from the content consumption experience to the way people engage each other, while giving power to its creators,” Chen wrote in a statement on the firm’s website.
Giving power to its creators is also another way that Clubhouse plans to improve the user experience. They’re introducing a “Creator Grant Program” which seeks to allow content creators to get paid through tipping, tickets, or subscriptions. Clubhouse will be implementing early tests of these features within the next few months.
“The thing we love most is how voices can bring people together,” the team wrote. “No matter where you live in the world or what networks you have access to, in Clubhouse you can be in the room—often with people whose lived experience has been very different from your own.”
Other areas that the app wants to improve on include accessibility and improving the servers. All of which can be read about in further detail here. These announcements come right after the news of Clubhouse having a $1 billion valuation as reported by The Information. With all of this positive buzz surrounding the app, its trajectory to keep growing and improving is inevitable.