Discord is a voice, video, and text chat platform that connects individuals with a shared passion for video and computer games. More than 90 million people worldwide use it to communicate with friends or strangers, be it while playing an online game like Fortnite or simply to discuss the latest trend in cryptocurrency.
“My whole life I’ve always tried to make websites or apps that connect people together,” Discord Co-Founder Stan Vishnevskiy says.
The path to success hasn’t been easy–even for a guy once heralded as Final Fantasy XI’s No. 2 player in the world. The truth is Vishnevskiy and his co-founder, CEO Jason Citron, both struck out before collaborating in 2015 on Discord.
It is a tale to which many startup founders will relate.