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Emotely Launches First Social Network for Sharing and Discovering Emotions

A social app designed to create empathy in the world.

Los Angeles, CA, June 29, 2017 --( In the future, what if humans were empathic and could sense each other's emotions and know how the world feels about important topics? That’s the vision behind Emotely, a new social network launching today. Founded by serial entrepreneur Joel Milne to help increase empathy in the world, Emotely is proud to introduce the first emotional network.

Specifically catered towards expressing one's emotions, Emotely features an aesthetic, simple interface, where users can express their feelings with an “emote,” featuring one of the many emotions the app offers. Emotely is centered around the idea of following friends and family and staying up-to-date with a social feed of emotes. Users can discover how the world is feeling about any given #topic with an emotional graph that monitors emotional data in real-time. Users can enjoy sharing their emotes to their Emotely followers, or to existing social accounts like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Emotely was founded by a team of experienced technology entrepreneurs based in Los Angeles, including Joel Milne (Founder & CEO) and Dr. Alison Burnham (Chief Data Scientist). Joel previously co-founded, which raised over $50M from top-tier VC firms like USVP, Bain Capital, Hearst Ventures, and, which was acquired by a subsidiary of Ticketmaster. After a year of research and development in stealth mode, the Emotely team is thrilled to launch the first emotional network today.

“Other social platforms do a great job of allowing you to express your thoughts with words or pictures, but they either ignore emotion entirely or relegate it to a buried sub-feature. Words and pictures easily get lost in the noise of busy social networks, whereas emotions can be aggregated and tell a much more interesting story on popular topics,” says founder Joel Milne. “These are emotional times and I believe emotion is a first class citizen that deserves it's own platform.”

Emotely is a free iOS app, available starting today in the App Store, that allows users to emote to the emotional network. Emotely Inc. is actively working towards releasing the app for other platforms, including Android later in 2017.
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