Professional networking is pretty terrible today. That was our consensus when we started reflecting on our own experiences with the networks out there today. Interfaces packed with ads, unwanted mail from recruiters and salespeople, and a lack of community. It’s a shame; like most people, we want to build and leverage our professional network, but we just couldn’t perform the tasks we wanted using the tools available. They’re hard to use, hard to find, or hidden behind a paywall. They simply missed the mark.
That’s a big problem. Our professional lives are such an important part of our existence; our productivity, careers, and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families is derived from how efficient our professional lives are. It kills us to see so many opportunities being missed that could have brought greater happiness, fulfillment, and efficiency to such a foundational part of our lives.
With that in mind, we set out on a mission to create a true professional network. One that we took pride in and curated. One that would actually help us connect to the right people at the right time. One that would leverage the network we created to collaborate, to get the help we need, to achieve our goals. One that put users (not recruiters and salesmen) first.
We are happy to announce that we’re releasing Ripple – The Professional Network. Please sign up and tell us what you think – we’re on a mission: to create a network worth having.