professional networking

Networking app BeScene launches today to bring filmmakers and other creatives (actors, animators, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, editors, producers, production assistants, script coordinators, writers, etc.) a Tinder-like experience to help…

Meet BeScene, a Tinder-style networking app for the film industry

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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.

7:00 am PDT • May 16, 2023
How to get warm introductions to investors

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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,…

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

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. It’s announcing a $3.5…

Polywork gets $3.5M to blend professional and social networking

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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 with an essay question. It costs a flat $7.99 for everyone, women and celebrities included. You show yourself off…

12:50 pm PDT • March 23, 2018
How Raya’s $8/month dating app turned exclusivity into trust

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…

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

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…

Waiting for the right professional network

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…

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

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…

Shapr Raises $3 Million For Its Business Networking Mobile App

In November 2011, Identified emerged out of public beta on a mission to create a better professional job search engine. Built on top of Facebook data, Identified set out to…

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

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…

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

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 positions.…

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

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the unemployment rate among U.S. veterans has dropped to 8.3 percent, it still sits above the national average, and for younger vets,…

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

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…

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

AfterCollege 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, the company soldiered on, staying…

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

“People crave feedback on their professional lives,” say Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, co-founders and co-CEOs of Identified, a young San Francisco-based startup that has been hard at work at…

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

INTRO, the ambient location app whose claim-to-fame is how it’s angling to become the “LinkedIn” of the social/local people-stalking space, is now increasing its business-oriented focus. With the iOS app‘s most recent…

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

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…

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

Thankfully, the Web and digital technology are now playing an increasingly important role in the development of healthcare services (and the industry as a whole), so perhaps it shouldn’t come…

With 30K U.S. Doctors Now On Board, Doximity Is Fast Becoming The LinkedIn For Physicians

In September, two Stanford Business School, grads Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, launched the beta build of Identified, a professional job search engine built on Facebook data that looks to…

Identified, The Search Engine For Professionals, Opens Public Access To Its 50 Million Rankings