Networking Platform For People and Companies
Lifograph is a search engine and networking platform for people and companies.
It aggregates public data, news, and user-generated content to help people and businesses find customers, employees, and potential investors.
This platform has become a valuable resource in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Market, projected to reach $23 billion by 2020.
According to a recent Inc.com article, “[Lifograph] is shaping up to be one of the most useful tools out there for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.”
Since launching a beta version in 2018, Lifograph has drawn comparisons to LinkedIn. This social media platform enables users to create digital profiles that serve as resumes, and connect with other professionals. In December 2016, LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion.
But while LinkedIn shows who is connected to whom, it doesn’t show how they’re connected. This is the difference between LinkedIn and Lifograph.
The idea for the company originated when Founder and CEO Dea Wilson was pitching a previous startup in front of a panel of investors.
Before her presentation, she wanted to know who among her personal connections might be able to introduce her to these potential investors. So she started to click from website to website to find any connections.
This process was time-consuming, and connecting the dots was complicated. This was the inspiration for Lifograph.
From a user perspective, Lifograph enables people to build relationship maps called “lifonets” that display real-life connections to friends and professionals. These lifonets also explain how these people are connected.
Behind the scenes, Lifograph uses proprietary technology to quickly process information that’s gathered about a user and automatically connect the dots between people and companies.
As a result, individuals and businesses can use Lifograph to find customers, potential investors, and networking opportunities in their respective field.
Since Lifograph launched in a public beta last year, more than 463,000 profiles have been created. These profiles have facilitated 1.2 million connections.
The company has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Investor Business Daily, and has generated $300,000 in total revenue.
Initial revenue has come from events, advertisements, and data services. In the future, revenues will be derived via a freemium subscription model offering advanced features.
With funds raised, Lifograph will build its platform and unveil its subscription model. The company aims to be acquired within 5 years.
Dea is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years of startup experience and two successful “exits.”
Prior to starting Lifograph six years ago, she founded Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs, an organization with more than 800 members whose goal is to help women succeed in technology.
Before that, she worked for Founders Floor, a startup accelerator in San Jose, California. She served as a mentor and a venture partner in the business.
Between 2004 and 2011, Dea launched two startups, one in the fashion and e-commerce industries, and the other focused on social networking. She completed successful exits with both of these businesses.
She began her career as a senior associate with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a professional services company.
She earned her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Stylianos is a data scientist expert with experience in blockchain technology.
He is a member of the Royal Statistical Society, an organization that promotes the importance of statistics and data. And he is a research fellow at the University College of London Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
In addition to his role with Lifograph, he is an instructor at The Tesseract Academy, a London-based school providing technical education for students learning subjects including data science, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technologies.
Prior to that, he was Chief Data Scientist for Electi Consulting, an IT services company. And before that, he was Chief Data Officer for Tech City Ventures, another IT services business.
Stylianos spent four years as a data scientist with Brandtix, a sports technology company developing tools to measure an athlete’s performance in real-time.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from The Open University, a postgraduate degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University College London.
Daniel brings six years of experience building web and mobile applications to Lifograph.
Before joining the company, he was a full stack developer for Acklen Avenue, a computer software company. Prior to that, he worked as a software consultant for Agile Solutions, an IT services company based in Honduras.
Daniel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems with a thesis in Deep Learning.
Andrei has more than 14 years of design experience. Throughout his career, he’s completed projects for notable companies including Maxim, Men’s Health, InStyle, Paramount, and Fox.
He began his career as a designer for Attica Media, where he was in charge of creating visual concepts and layouts for clients.
He then started a freelance design business, which he oversaw for seven years. During this time, he also worked as a new media designer for Tiger Party, a marketing and advertising company in New York.