Squads is a decentralized application built on Solana blockchain which provides a tool for creation and governance of DAOs amongst friends and associates pursuing a common goal. With Squads users can create DAOs, set governance rules, combine their resources and jointly decide how to allocate them. The process of creating a DAO with Squads takes a few minutes and feels as simple as starting a group chat. We feel like other DAO solutions are heavily oriented towards large scale organizations such as communities or guilds. Squads focuses on groups of friends, associates and like-minded individuals who know each other and want to collaborate together. Think of a squad as a DAO version of a private company or a partnership. User experience of creating DAOs on other platforms right now is fairly complicated and requires significant technical and in some ways legal sophistication from users. We place great emphasis on simplicity of our UX/UI in order to allow even the most unexperienced web3 users to feel comfortable with creating a DAO in minutes.