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Cadran Cowansage Y Combinator

Leap – an online community for women

If you’ve seen how women are treated on Twitter or elsewhere (which I'm sure you have), you can see why projects like this are needed. I started building Leap because I didn’t have a place on the internet where I felt comfortable talking openly. I’ve found that some conversations online escalate to shouting matches quickly and many people opt out, especially women. I wondered what would happen if I created a community where the core culture was set by women, and the software and product decisions were also made by women. I couldn’t think of a social network defined that way, but I wanted to be part of one.

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