New online networks help people find their tribe

If LinkedIn isn’t broke, why is everyone trying to fix it? Ian Campbell looks at how new networking platforms from three Irish entrepreneurs cater for different needs – and why the market leader continues to thrive

David Diamond, the Irishman who founded Pineapple Labs, is targeting his own demographic and perhaps people with some of his entrepreneurial verve

With over 830 million people on its platform, you could be forgiven for thinking that LinkedIn is an unassailable fortress when it comes to professional networking. But not if you’re an entrepreneur. Three start-ups founded by Irishmen see LinkedIn’s scale as a proof point for success. All they have to do is find a gap and do something better.

In the case of Bridge, it’s about privacy and trust, enabling connections to advance professional and ...