A tool to publish nonfiction series in messaging apps and monetise it (Round 4)

Spain Project type: prototype Politibot Innovación, S.L.


Following the success of Making a Murderer and Serial, Politibot aims to build a tool to create nonfiction series within messaging apps, including multimedia elements.

The solution

Politibot was born as an experiment to cover the Spanish election in June 2016. Having proved it’s possible to create a valuable messaging news product people are willing to pay for, the team are now applying the experience with messaging apps to create nonfiction series, branching out from breaking news. Multimedia elements will include testimonials in audio and video, or information unlocked by sharing your location. By integrating the tool with Stripe or Patreon, readers will be able to pay for the series.