I want you to own a piece of abillion. Here’s how and why.

1 Mar 2022

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community equity

What do the names Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Zhang Yiming, and Evan Spiegel have in common? They’re billionaires that take no responsibility for what happens on their platforms. Powered by scalable internet technologies, these tech founders own and control platforms whose success has largely been thanks to the work put in by their users. The wealth produced by their businesses has been mostly kept by the founders and a small crew of insiders and investors.

Moreover, all of these companies take no responsibility for the damage their platforms have done, everything from spreading hate, violence and misinformation to helping dictators and disrupting elections.

abillion is not going to be like that. The only billion I need is in the number of people going vegan. Our team is building abillion piece by piece based on your feedback and I want to create a community that looks out for each other as much as we all look out for the animals and the planet.

We’re uniquely positioned as a social media and technology company that’s built around shared values that extend beyond our staff and offices and embody the values of our members. As a community built around a mission, we want to break the mold of Silicon Valley founders that own and control companies without bearing any responsibility to their users and society at large.

So it’s with great joy that I’m announcing our Community Equity program. From today, every abillion member can use the US$1 they earn from reviewing a product on our platform to own shares in our company.

I know some of you will immediately ask this question: Does this mean that we’re channeling funds away from the impactful partners we donate to? Not to me – I don’t see this program as driving money away from the incredible non-profits we support, but offering our members a new and very direct way to feel connected with this company.

This will also supercharge our donation program, because a move like this will scale up the community and magnify our combined impact many times over. The math is straightforward, the more members we have, the bigger the donation pool can be, and the more animals, nature and people will benefit. It adds a loop which gets more people eating more vegan food, more people going vegan, and more people helping us donate a lot more.

It means millions of vegan dishes and products will be purchased and reviewed by the community, supporting and enabling sustainable businesses around the world.

I hope we end up owing you, our members, billions of dollars worth of shares. To me, that’s a pretty big win-win. It means more than just a few of you actually believe we will succeed and want to share in our success.

We’re building a company that champions veganism, sustainability and social impact. And while most of the content on abillion focuses on animal welfare, climate change, and food security, sustainability is not just about nature. It’s also about financial sustainability. To be a truly sustainable company, we must nurture our community. So we’re becoming the first and only social media platform in the world where our community is being given a stake in the future we’re all working so hard together to create.

I hope that in the years to come we show the world that it’s possible to build a successful technology company that’s driven by shared values and a mission to spread compassion around the world.

First, of course, we need to convince millions more to join us on our quest to live more sustainably. We have a wonderful, supportive and compassionate community already. We’re a million strong, which is still amazing to me. But given the sheer number of people there are in the world, given the number of people that I know are keen to make responsible and ethical consumer choices, we’re still far from what I know the community can be. So if anything I have written here resonates with you, share this with your friends. And be, and own, a part of what I really hope is a completely different company than you’ve ever come across.

We want to stand with you, and we hope you will stand with us.

To participate in the program, you’ll now see an abillion Community Equity icon on our impact page. Simply pledge the money we’ve put into your wallet to the program. When we go public, we will reward you with shares of abillion equal to the amount of money you have put into this program. It’s that simple. Every review can earn you US$1 of shares. And of course you can still donate as much as you’d like to any of the causes we support!

Thank you for being here, for believing that an app can change the world for the better. And for continuing to make choices that are good for yourself, others, the animals and the planet. We at abillion salute you.

Vikas

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@shanna profile image
shanna5 MONTHS AGO
Happy to be part of the community!
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@vikas profile image
vikas5 MONTHS AGO
Thank you Shanna for being here ❤️
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@greenp profile image
greenp5 MONTHS AGO
Oh I loved the app already, but this is genius! Thank you so much for making this happen, so proud to be part of the community!
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@piggy-egg profile image
piggy-egg5 MONTHS AGO
I will pledge my next USD500 with A-billion! For the super idea! Hope Abillion will grow and go IPO! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
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@sunny4earth profile image
sunny4earth5 MONTHS AGO
Very excited about this news! Decentralization (and a billion+ people going vegan) is the future I want to see.
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@pv profile image
pv5 MONTHS AGO
This is amazing news, and so powerful. You’ve just brought the community much closer, that’s what I love about this app!
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@veggieassassin profile image
veggieassassin5 MONTHS AGO
This is mazing 🙌🏼 My ultimate favorite platform 🥇🌱
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@vforvegan profile image
vforvegan5 MONTHS AGO
Abillion means home to me .Thanks for creating this platform for all of us vegans we have a place to help and share , abillion means family , a big vegan family 💚 Thanks Vikas.
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@lynnyap8888 profile image
lynnyap88885 MONTHS AGO
Wow! Great idea. Happy to be part of this community too and going vegan 🌱🥰
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@koyott profile image
koyott5 MONTHS AGO
Wow, It's amazing! I'm so happy to be a lsmall drop off water in Abillion community. Thanks a lot Vikas 😊
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@david- profile image
david-5 MONTHS AGO
Everyone seems to be exited about this - but I don’t understand what all this means hahah. If someone could explain?
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@sopheen profile image
sopheen5 MONTHS AGO
So you put a certain amount of money into a company's shares/stocks and if their value increases then you will profit from it and earn money. I guess with this one, instead of donating to the sanctuaries sometimes you can put the donation into the shares and once abillion go live with it you will start to earn some money. It depends how much you put in though, if you put in a lot you can earn a lot back. Stocks go up and down though so it's hard to know what to do! Idk I'm right btw ahah
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@sopheen profile image
sopheen5 MONTHS AGO
*if I'm right
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@david- profile image
david-5 MONTHS AGO
Thank u! I just kinda did not see the "going public" part in the article haha. Makes a lot more sense after reading it a second time now
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@soyflake profile image
soyflake5 MONTHS AGO
Lol me neither. I'm so confused.. @abillion help
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@vikas profile image
vikas4 MONTHS AGO
You’ve got it right!
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@lizmaselli profile image
lizmaselli5 MONTHS AGO
This is incredible!!!!!! Seriously, amazing!
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@ekelcem profile image
ekelcem5 MONTHS AGO
Proud to be part of abillion. I too hope to see the world become 🌱. I recently worked at a high-profile sporting event; and although the sport has marquee vegan athletes, I still heard my least favorite comments about vegan food. “But, I love bacon.” “There’s nothing wrong with eating meat.” We’ve made so many strides forward- yet, we have many obstacles to overcome. Thank you for your daring business approach.
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@veggiexplorer profile image
veggiexplorer5 MONTHS AGO
😍😍😍 i will work hard in reviewing
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veggiexplorer5 MONTHS AGO
But tbh, I will be pretty tempted to donate to own potential abillion “share” that might bring upside than other causes… Afraid other causes might lose out if many share same mentality as me
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@rhys1208 profile image
rhys12085 MONTHS AGO
I put in $500 about 3-4 years ago when you were doing crowd funding. Would I ever receive a return on the initial $500?
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@vikas profile image
vikas5 MONTHS AGO
Different company, not abillion. Are you thinking of “BillionVegans”?
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@andreaarrieta profile image
andreaarrieta5 MONTHS AGO
I LOVE TO BE HERE
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@vikas profile image
vikas4 MONTHS AGO
Thank you!
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@andreaarrieta profile image
andreaarrieta5 MONTHS AGO
SO HAPPY
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@mariamas profile image
mariamas5 MONTHS AGO
Els santuaris hi perdràn amb tot això....
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@pattyvegan profile image
pattyvegan5 MONTHS AGO
Oh WOW reading this made tears drop out of my eyes. The future IS vegan ❤️
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@vikas profile image
vikas4 MONTHS AGO
Thank you Patty!
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@tanbear profile image
tanbear5 MONTHS AGO
This is very good to see! Thanks for sharing 😄.
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@sanleeping profile image
sanleeping5 MONTHS AGO
Finally something worthy of investment 😊
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@sh0na profile image
sh0na5 MONTHS AGO
Thank you @vikas for this incredible platform. It takes someone special to think of a platform like this and make it happen and someone even more amazing to let the community be apart of it. We all have to do what we can to fight for the rights of animals;- some of us can be activists and protesters who are brave to stop live stock trucks and film the atrocities that happen but others use there talents in the tech world to change the world one review at a time. THANK YOU!!! 💚 You are an inspiration to us all.
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@vikas profile image
vikas4 MONTHS AGO
Thank you ❤️❤️❤️
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hollya1135 MONTHS AGO
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trailrunningman5 MONTHS AGO
Thanks Holly.
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spade-explores5 MONTHS AGO
Ouuuu i want some abillion shares 🥰🥰🥰🥰
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@mickkhudson84 profile image
mickkhudson845 MONTHS AGO
Thank you for doing this important work and sharing it with us.
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@wmdiomedi profile image
wmdiomedi5 MONTHS AGO
Great news! I love the app! 🌱✊🏼
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@knorthway profile image
knorthway5 MONTHS AGO
This is too cool. You are a true visionary, Vikas! 🙌 💛 Thank you for all of the hard work you’ve put into building this app, and for going above and beyond anyones expectations when it comes to growing it. The world needs more generous & kindhearted leaders like yourself. 🌍
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vikas4 MONTHS AGO
Thank you Kelly ❤️❤️❤️
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marijasc5 MONTHS AGO
Proud to be a part of this awesome community. Will make sure to send some towards your growth. What you’re doing is simply amazing. Best of luck to you Vikram, to all of ABillion’s team, and to all the great people in this community 💚
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@konnie profile image
konnie5 MONTHS AGO
This is super cool and inspiring! I’m so proud to be part of the community!
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linfoodhunts5 MONTHS AGO
Omg amazing!!
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@soyflake profile image
soyflake5 MONTHS AGO
I don't understand. Will people who donate $1 get more than $1 back? Or just the $1 they donated? @vikas
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@kerent10 profile image
kerent105 MONTHS AGO
I think your vision is remarkably smart and this equity program is another “brick in the wall” in the right path. I can already foresee how this type of things WILL CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
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kerent105 MONTHS AGO
Well, maybe “brick in the wall” in a “path” is not the right analogy… 😅🤦‍♀️ I meant step in the right path ☺️💚
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vikas4 MONTHS AGO
Thank you ❤️❤️❤️
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@otakugary profile image
otakugary5 MONTHS AGO
I love all you beautiful people! Keep being the kind and compassionate souls you are x
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@kainen profile image
kainen5 MONTHS AGO
Love this idea and community. I also like that when I had a problem with the app I was given an answer and it would be fixed and unlike some other apps and the like.....it was fixed. Thank you.
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@jaexjoongs profile image
jaexjoongs5 MONTHS AGO
Happy to here! So glad I joined.
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@veganadam profile image
veganadam5 MONTHS AGO
This is great. Abillion just gets better and better 😀
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@veganlad profile image
veganlad5 MONTHS AGO
Best idea ever and we do trust with your plannings rather than other platforms.
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@vikas profile image
vikas5 MONTHS AGO
Thank you!
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@veganomada profile image
veganomada5 MONTHS AGO
Wow thank you♡ you really are awesome🔥
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@veganniran profile image
veganniran5 MONTHS AGO
So when can we expect the company to go public? In 2023?
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@vikas profile image
vikas4 MONTHS AGO
It’ll take a while. But the more of this we do the closer we’ll get!
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@suchisg profile image
suchisg5 MONTHS AGO
This is so amazing. I am sharing it with my networks now.😊❤🌿✅
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@lucasmarion profile image
lucasmarion5 MONTHS AGO
Excelent! Count With me. Will be oportunity to invest and be part of the project With extra money? Hope so! Best regards and success. 💚💪🐷🐺🐏
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@neonyellowcat profile image
neonyellowcat4 MONTHS AGO
What does it mean to go public? Thanks if you can help! ❤
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@vikas profile image
vikas4 MONTHS AGO
It means when our company gets listed on an exchange like the New York Stock Exchange. After that, anyone in the public can freely buy and sell shares in the company. Hope this helps!
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@kornclown7 profile image
kornclown74 MONTHS AGO
Hell yeah!
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@vikas profile image
vikas4 MONTHS AGO
❤️❤️❤️
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@robsm95 profile image
robsm953 MONTHS AGO
Can British people get shares too? Great idea I want in!
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@camilawinters profile image
camilawinters2 MONTHS AGO
I love Abillion so much and strongly believe in it! Only regret that I have is not having joined before! ☺️
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@joshuaa01 profile image
joshuaa012 MONTHS AGO
@vikas @abillion what if the shares go down?
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@joshuaa01 profile image
joshuaa012 MONTHS AGO
does that mean our credits decrease in value?
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@vikas profile image
vikas2 MONTHS AGO
Hey Joshua your shares are held in reserve until we go public. So technically no the value is based on the dollars you’ve committed, not the fluctuation of our valuation.
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@joshuaa01 profile image
joshuaa012 MONTHS AGO
Noted with thanks
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