The first team we would like to introduce you to is our dynamic duo Viktor and Vincent from Team Selly. Vincent is responsible for product and technology development and Viktor enjoys working out the financials, operations and marketing.

Please give us a short description of your chatbot:

We want to make selling the stuff you don’t need straightforward and time efficient. With Selly, we will be the one-stop solution for everything you want to sell or get rid of by combining all existing solutions under one simple-to-use interface – a chatbot.

Why should someone use your chatbot / What is the problem that you are solving?

Selling your stuff is time-consuming and frustrating. And if you are lazy like us, you either have your stuff lying around at home or, eventually, you throw it out – which sucks. With Selly, you simply take a picture of the item you want to sell, get a price, accept it, the item gets picked up and you get your money!

How did you guys meet?

We met at the age of 11 and became friends on a school project. We have been creating stuff ever since – we started with T-shirt shops and created apps and games together.

Why did you choose ELEVATE?

For us, ELEVATE is really valuable because they help us with our execution. We are only a two-men team and not that experienced in building bots. Therefore, having experienced growth marketers and developers on our side is exactly what we need.

When and how was your first experience with a chatbot?

My first experience with a chatbot was with HiPoncho, the weather cat. At first, I was skeptical, but I still use it to this day and it’s actually very helpful – we want to achieve the same experience for Selly!

What would you recommend to applicants interested in ELEVATE batch #2?

Ask questions as much as possible – the guys from TheVentury will definitely appreciate that and give advice!

Do you have any advice for peers interested in building a chatbot?

Don’t build a chatbot for the sake of building it! Ignore the buzz around it and look at your options, and see if it’s a great fit with your product and target group – and only then go for it.


Want to know more about Team Selly? Visit them on Facebook or check out their homepage!