ARC
 
 

No clickbait
just the good stuff

ARC IS WHERE THE BEST PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND NEWS ARTICLES ARE CURATED JUST FOR YOU.

 
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We built Arc because we were frustrated at how hard it was to learn about important topics and other people. Let’s be honest, the most important stories are often buried beneath the overwhelming amount of content or drowned out by a loud minority of trolls.

So, we decided to redesign and re-engineer what it meant to learn and discover on the internet. Our technology searches and sifts for the highest quality content on the web, and then matches it to your unique profile.

Arc fits seamlessly into your everyday routine. Clarifies your thoughts and challenges them. And makes learning with friends and family fun and easy.

 
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Personalization ≠ echo chamber

We believe personalization means being truly heard.

Our proprietary value matrix builds a unique profile for each of our members based on your engagement and feedback. This profile helps us deliver content that truly clarifies your thoughts and challenges them, on any topic.

Whether you are into product reviews and hard-hitting politics, or the pop music scene and self-driving cars, we help you explore your passions and expand your horizons.

 
 

It’s like driving. Without the traffic.

We’ve all been there: hurrying to meet someone, when you’re suddenly stopped on the road by a blockade of cars. Sure, you make it there eventually, but why was it so stressful?

This is what navigating the internet is like today. You might eventually find something worth your time, but there are so many obstacles in your way.

Our curation engine finds only the best content and connects you directly to it.

No hassle, no clickbait. Just the good stuff.

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Just a TAP and the world is there

Arc fits seamlessly into your everyday routine.

We’ve organized the world’s information into short playlists, always ready for you, wherever you are. Each day, explore the stories of the world on your daily commute, over a coffee break, or with a nightcap. Whether you want to deep dive on your favorite topic or skim over a few new ones, we’ve got you covered.  

A revolutionary and beautifully integrated experience for reading articles, listening to podcasts, and watching videos, all in one place.

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Share and Play

Invite your friends to experience the best stories together. So the next time you’re having dinner or drinks, you can have real conversations instead of awkward silences or shouting matches.

Or maybe you’re feeling competitive. Challenge your peers to learn something new, and then push one another to new knowledge heights. Unlock prizes and badges when you level up your understanding of a topic.

Push your community to understand more of the world around them and help make the world a more understanding place.

 
 
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Jeff Han

Co-Founder and CEO

 
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Sean Troxel

Co-Founder and CTO

 
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Vision

Growing up in the early 2000’s you couldn’t help but be shocked at the rate of development in technology. I remember the first time I watched Steve Jobs present the iPhone. Then I remember blinking and the next version was released, and then the next… I remember using Google for the first time. I remember when I made my Facebook page, when I signed up and saw all of my friends being recommended for me to connect with.

There was this idea, that if we brought together the greatest minds, to build the most harrowing feats of innovation, and we were able to connect with everyone on the planet, and make all the world’s information accessible, we would see the world become “a better place.”

But somewhere along the way, it seems that we've been nudged off course. It may not have been a large nudge – many wonderful technologies and opportunities have opened up and it seems that many of the promises of the internet are being fulfilled – but a misalignment of a few degrees will eventually take us far away from our destination.

We've realized that the differences between us are greater than we would have hoped for, that our values are not always aligned and that our beliefs are often opposite. We've seen that the platforms on which we built communities insulated us from people we began to mistrust, and the platforms on which we informed ourselves are designed to feed us what we like, but not necessarily what we need.

What happened? What happened to the future where being connected meant being able to understand one another? Where having the world’s information in your pocket meant you’d be more informed, not more depressed? Is there a way to get back on course?

We think so.

There may be no returning to our original optimism, but the future is not lost.

Arc is a platform built to put the internet back into your hands. Melding human insight and artificial intelligence, Arc clarifies our thoughts, engages us with content we enjoy, and challenges our perspectives to expand our horizons.

We believe that what we need and what the internet needs is a platform designed for personal growth and not just viral growth, a platform designed to help us become the people we want to be. This doesn't mean that the internet shouldn't help satisfy our desires and provide us with cool stuff, but that it should do more than that. The world has changed, and the best thing we can do now is to define where it goes next.

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