Created by Paul Davison and Rohan Seth and bankrolled by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Clubhouse is a platform where users can participate in different chat rooms on a wide range of topics.
The conversations are audio-only, and when they finish, they disappear forever.
Once you register for the invite-only iPhone app, you can then join an audio conference. Groups of people chat, with a few moderators. To speak, you raise your hand and wait for an invite.
No video, no text chat, it’s just audio for now. Also, no Android, no browser windows, and no desktop version.
Clubhouse is like an interactive podcast or maybe a call-in radio show. Helps potential followers understand the value you can offer, and also you can learn how to use Clubhouse by listening in on different “rooms.”
“Creator Grant Program” being set up by Clubhouse, which will be used to “support emerging Clubhouse creators” according to the startup’s blog post.
Of course, adding monetization for users also introduces a method for Clubhouse itself to monetize. The platform is free to all users and doesn’t yet offer any kind of premium plan or method of charging users, nor is it ad-supported.