At CultureMesh, they are creating the first unified social networking platform for international (and intra-national) diaspora populations.
Though international and in-country diasporas number in the hundreds of millions, existing social utilities are siloed into separate portals for every origin/location combination, buried beneath other content, and stuck in web 1.0 forum-based time capsules (e.g. chineseinla.com , chineseindc.com , etc.)
However, by creating a single social utility to meet the needs of any diaspora population, at any location, and in any language, they hope to turn the existing paradigm on its head!
Palo Alto, CA