Entrepreneur of the Week: Anthony Richichi, ChronicleMe

August 6, 2014

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Launch NY is proud to be working with some of the most promising start-up businesses in Upstate New York. Each week we will bring you an interesting story about people with whom Launch NY is working, and who are shaping the entrepreneurial landscape in Upstate New York.

Anthony J. Richichi

Founder, ChronicleMe

ChronicleMe-AJ-Richichi.jpgAfter receiving troubling family news in his Phillips Exeter Academy dorm room, Skaneateles native Anthony J. Richichi developed a system of online communication that allowed him to express himself in a confidential, social, and positive way. “We as social media users,” Richichi explains, “seldom express authenticity and vulnerability because of fear of the repercussions. We confine ourselves to a superficial showcase of our individualism because we know that everyone is watching.” The result of this problem was ChronicleMe, the genuine social media platform that allows users to share secrets anonymously with friends, family, and other like-minded people. With the help of national partnerships with a variety of self-help groups, ChronicleMe provides support for people battling life’s greatest challenges including addiction, abuse, suicidal thoughts, grief, and more.

ChronicleMe

www.chronicleme.com

ChronicleMeChronicleMe is a revolutionary social media company that allows users to share their innermost thoughts, secrets, and confessions with complete anonymity in a safe, judgment free environment. Users select when and to whom they are anonymous thus creating a safe, meaningful and authentic online experience and community. Richichi received seed funding from world renowned investor, politician, and businessman Peter Coors of Molson Coors Brewing Company. This past month, ChronicleMe moved into the Syracuse Tech Garden and expanded its management team. They are currently developing mobile and additional desktop platforms to expand their revolutionary concept. The team is seeking additional funding to keep the business in Upstate New York. For a free account and to learn more, go to www.chronicleme.com.

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