Neil Gupta


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via New York Times

As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, but who you know - and a startup called Namesake plans to capitalize on that mentality by providing a social network that gives users a way to seek and promote job opportunities through the people they know - all in under 200 characters.

Namesake is exactly what many early start ups need. My biggest problem right now is finding people I know who have the skill set that I need. This is much harder than I anticipated, and I have been dreaming of a service that helps me find people easier. As TechCrunch puts it, Namesake is the for professional opportunities.

This service could really take off if they target universities where there is a lot of talent looking for ideas and a lot of ideas looking for talent.

Written on September 28, 2010 in Chicago.