In their earliest forms, legacy social media sites focused on connecting you with your friends. As the interest in these networks began to grow and the density of users increased, the sense of community began to dwindle as there was an exponential increase in content while attention span remained constant. This dynamic led to users following less of their friends’ activities but focusing more on topics of relevance, guided by categorization features like hashtags and groups, which led to an overwhelming experience. SageSpot is envisioning a future, with its platform, that directly connects best-in-class creators and interest-driven communities. At its core, it’s a platform for creators to share their knowledge and expertise with loyal communities without the noise found in other mediums. Creators are able to monetize their following by setting up subscriptions as well as through one-time revenue options like setting up a time to speak with individual members. SageSpot plans to launch by the middle of August with 15-20 creators onboarded onto the platform. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder CJ Dunne to learn more about the need for a new social network, the decentralization of content and social networking, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Khosla Ventures, Scott Malpass, Richard Rosenblatt, and Max Ritz, and Xander Ritz.