YUDU Story

YUDU – Born in a treestand in Kansas

Bow hunting during the rut in the Midwest is a special thing for an Alabama boy. It’s something that, once you’ve experienced it, you’ll be hooked for the rest of your life and almost look forward to that 14-hour drive. I was in Kansas the fall of 2015, and all my friends and hunting buddies knew I was there. Every five minutes my phone would vibrate with a message, and it would usually be asking the same things: “What are you seeing?” “Are they chasing?” “How is the weather?” “Send me a picture!” They were wearing me out, and it's hard to respond to with gloves on! So, I started wishing for an app that would let me share pictures, answer questions, show the weather conditions, and so forth with all of my hunting buddies. And as long as I was making wishes, that app might as well do all of this (and more) easily and quickly.

I filed those thoughts away until a couple months later while hunting with two of my four boys. Our family loves to video our hunts, and we even act like we are part of a big outdoor TV show. I mean we go all out: pre hunt commentary, hunting scenes, and post hunt wrap ups. As luck would have it, we were fortunate enough to get my 12 year old’s first buck kill on video, and it was pretty good footage. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to share my son’s hunt with my friends and family. Then, I remembered what my options were. Don’t get me wrong - there were plenty of social media apps where I could post, but we all know how unwelcome our posts have become on these sites. One site in particular has even started removing hunting related posts.

So, the wheels started turning once again . .

We want a place to share those things we love and the moments we are passionate about. A place for us, the people who love the outdoors. A place where our hunting and fishing friends, our shooting buddies, and our running and hiking groups are all welcome to post what they do. A place where we can share our opinions, our ideas and our views without having to worry about the backlash from people who may not agree with us.

This place isn't a dream anymore. It's real. It's for us. And I can't wait to share it with you.

- Brian Senn, CEO and Founder