Online networking site has aspirations to equal and possibly replace LinkedIn. But before that can happen, they need to build a proper business model to generate income. For the time being, is experiencing some success, with nearly 100,000 users after six months.

The Economic Times brought this news to our attention in their article, “LinkedIn killer ‘’ eyes paid users as startup networking sites face tough call.”

This new start-up was started by three young guys from Stanford. Included in their plans is to start India operations this year. depends on its semantic web technology to link users’ resumes with their other online activities to deliver a more intelligent matchmaking.

“We had LinkedIn as a reference point of our business but they are quite slow in rolling out changes. We would like to be the LinkedIn killer and want to be the Facebook for professional networking,” said Karthik Manimaran, one of’s founders.

Melody K. Smith

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