About Celly

The Big Picture

Celly believes small messages change the world
so we built a place where your message will

build movements
inspire learning
level playing fields
& promote free speech

we call this place a cell.

A cell is a mobile social network that works with any mobile phone or device. Members can join instantly with one text and exchange group messages, polls, reminders, and web alerts.

We’re proud to be a Portland, OR startup. If you live in Portland or are visiting, please stop in and say hello. We’re above Barista in the Pearl District.

What Makes Celly Unique?

Celly creates networks where existing social networks don’t work

At rallies, meetings, and events, Celly provides the quickest way to form a group that everyone can join. Participants can organize into cells of unlimited size by texting a single message.

In schools, students and teachers can communicate freely with Celly while keeping phone numbers private. Group messages can be moderated by one or more curators to keep conversations on-topic and friendly.

For organizations like city governments, businesses, and neighborhoods, each bureau, office, or block can communicate internally using private cells. Their cells can be linked together into a larger network using hashlinks

Who uses celly?

  • Middle schools, high schools, and colleges in all 50 states--school examples
  • Social movements including gang outreach groups, medical relief workers, and #OWS, #NYC2Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and 100s of others.
  • City governments (e.g. Portland)--departmental communication, cross-bureau workflow, outreach
  • Businesses--staff coordination, field service communication, workflow
  • Families--everyday planning, chat with relatives, weddings, reunions
  • Friends--cliques and social chat
  • Teams and clubs--game and practice alerts, ridesharing and travel logistics
  • Churches--prayer groups, outreach, helplines, events
  • Neighborhoods--watch groups, foot patrols, lost & found, event planning