IdeaPlane is a new “enterprise social network” platform set up by James Fabricant, one of the founding team behind MySpace International. But this is no flaky platform for young bands as MySpace was. Aiming at highly regulated industries, it’s launching with two top-ten global investment banks as founding clients, though these remain unnamed, so there’s no way of confirming that.
Launching out of the UK, Ideaplane is not an, er, new idea. Social networks for enterprises have been around for some time. Take a look at Trampoline Systems for instance. What’s potentially different is this focus on highly regulated industries, like finance.
It remains to be seen whether it will be make much of an incursion into the space, but we’ll be watching it with interest.