professional networking

How to get warm introductions to investors

A vanishingly small number of investors will look at any pitch. For most investors, though, you'll need to get your foot in the door to be heard.

How to spin up an investing network from scratch as a first-time founder

Building an investor network from scratch sounds daunting, particularly if you aren't part of a circle where talking to potential investors is easy.

Meet Pineapple, the platform aiming to reshape professional networking for Gen Z

Pineapple, an app that’s aiming to reshape professional networking for Gen Z, is officially launching to the public today. The idea behind Pineapple is to give young professionals a way to netwo

For immigrant founders in the UK, office hours with VCs are rocket fuel

The "International Founders Open Office Hours” program aims to help immigrant founders boost their social networks by meeting VCs in the U.K.

Get ready to connect with speed networking at TC Sessions: Robotics

In less than two weeks, on July 21 to be precise, the global robotics and AI community will converge online for TC Sessions: Robotics. Engage with the leading visionaries, scientists, founders, makers

Polywork gets $3.5M to blend professional and social networking

Life is complicated and so — increasingly — is work-life. That’s the premise underpinning Polywork, a new professional social network founded by Lystable/Kalo founder, Peter Johnson.

How Raya’s $8/month dating app turned exclusivity into trust

The swipe is where the similarity ends. Raya is less like Tinder and more like a secret society. You need a member’s recommendations or a lot of friends inside to join, and you have to apply wit

Ripple, a Tinder spin-off backed by Match, launches app for professional networking

A team of former Tinder employees, led by Tinder's original CTO Ryan Ogle, are today launching a new app aimed at professional networking. The app, called Ripple, aims to be a sort of mobile-first alt

Waiting for the right professional network

Today there is enough data available to bring people of similar or adjacent profiles closer, and inform them about signals and contexts where they could either help, pay it forward or seek help. Over

Bumble is going to help you find your next job with BumbleBizz

I hate networking. Or at least the type of networking that consists of awkward happy hours where no one knows each other and you’re approached every five seconds by some over-eager “networ

Shapr Raises $3 Million For Its Business Networking Mobile App

A New York and Paris-based startup called Shapr has raised $3 million to build a better way to professionally network with others in your industry. However, unlike business networking giant LinkedIn,

Identified Looks To Solve Social Media’s Dirty Data Problem For Recruiters With Help From Former LinkedIn Data Gurus

In November 2011, Identified <a href="">emerged out of public beta</a> o

Yelp Cuts Losses In Q1 To $4.8M, Sees Revenue Jump 68% To $46M And Record 102M Monthly Uniques On Web, 10M Mobile

Yelp, the local online business and restaurant guide that first launched in the U.S. in 2004 and now lives in 21 countries and 12 languages, and has more than 100 million monthly unique visitors as of

Zerply Adds Work Images And Promoted Opportunities To Help Job Candidates Focus On The Big Picture

Professional networking and profile startup Zerply is introducing two new features today to help its members better advertise their skills and to help employers better source candidates for open posit

Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After)

<a target="_blank" href="">According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics</a>, while the unemployment rate among U.S. veterans has dropped to 8.3 percent, it st

The Biggest Threat To LinkedIn: The Power Of Many, Not One

Given how well LinkedIn has been doing of late, the headline for this post may seem a bit out of place. Just a few days ago, LinkedIn yet again exceeded Wall Street's expectations, <a href="https://te

AfterCollege Relaunches, Looks To Build A LinkedIn For College Students And Recent Grads

<a target="_blank" href="">AfterCollege</a> launched in 1999 as a simple job board for entry-level positions. In spite of a bubble burst and more than a decade in between,

Gamifying The Job Search: Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding

<em>"People crave feedback on their professional lives,"</em> say Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, co-founders and co-CEOs of <a target="_blank" href="">Identified</a>, a yo

Enough With Social Stalking: Business-Focused INTRO App Will Let Members Network More Privately

<a href="">INTRO</a>, the ambient location app whose claim-to-fame is how <a href=""

Dot429: A Fast-Growing, Multi-Platform LinkedIn For The Gay Community

When it comes to networking, there is no shortage of ways to connect with other professionals to talk shop. LinkedIn has become the most popular professional networking platform, with over 100 million
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