The Joosr Story
In the beginning
The world is busy, demanding and fast-paced. It can seem impossible to find the time to keep up with reading and learning. No one understands this better than the founder Joosr, Darren, a businessman with a demanding job and a long daily commute. He found the daily grind made it harder to squeeze in time for essential reading, learning and development.
An idea was born
Darren wanted to make reading accessible to everyone regardless of schedule. Lots of people love reading, learning, and are passionate about books, but lead such hectic lives that it can be difficult to find the time to open up a good book. This started his mission to solve a problem by speeding up personal and professional development for busy people who want to learn faster, smarter, and ultimately grow.
We see a world of people empowered to grow, fast, with essential knowledge at their fingertips.
We are passionate about reading, learning, personal development, and to help people become the best versions of themselves. Our library of 20-minute summaries is filled with the most relevant and inspiring non-fiction titles available, providing the key takeaways to help improve people’s relationships, work life, physical and emotional well-being. Joosr wants to make it easy for all to access bitesize knowledge, to learn and apply, the very same day.
Joosr was created to provide an accessible and cost-effective answer for people to learn valuable life skills that matter in today’s world. The Joosr app makes bitesize learning easy to fit into anyone’s schedule, to build their knowledge in 20-minute reads from the comfort of their own mobile device.
In our globalised world, close to 20% of the population is illiterate. Reading and writing are essential skills in the search for meaningful employment. So the Joosr team supports the World Literacy Foundation, a global not-for-profit organisation working to lift young people out of poverty through the power of literacy. We share the belief that every child should be able to read and write so they can enjoy lifelong learning and empowerment.
Even as a startup, we wanted to start making a difference. That's why we donate 1% of all annual subscription income to the World Literacy Foundation. But, we want to do more. We welcome ideas on how we can use Joosr to make more of a difference in a world that needs more education, more tolerance and more community. Talk to us at email@example.com