Cofoundr is a private social network for entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, investors, and other individuals deeply involved with starting new ventures. It is a place for people in the industry to introduce themselves to potential investors, partners or veterans with good advice. Cofoundr’s goal is to help entrepreneurs build up their companies with its readily available network which, at times, acts as a large support group.Cofoundr’s homepage has a Facebook like news feed of new startup ideas pitched by community members. Founders of newly hatched companies ask for advice or for people to join on if interested. Similar to Y Combinator and TechStars, Cofoundr potentially provides young companies with all the resources they could want minus direct financing and a physical community.Users can search for Cofoundr members by area of expertise, working status, geography or any other keyword. Although the network is not as robust or large as Linkedin and other business related social networks such as Visible Path, it is very discriminating which is often very helpful. Users looking for specialists in Ruby on Rails for example, can find them very fast and easily.
|Launch Date||February 1, 2007|
|Tags||social-networking, business-networking, entrepreneurship|
Users must have legitimate business or college email addresses to login to Cofoundr.