Viral app, Shapr, for Professionals Networking

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2017-05-03 08:17 Updated : 2017-05-03 08:17
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There is a viral new app called Shapr that connects professionals who want to broaden their network in a hassle-free way. How the app works is similar to Tinder but is is just more for serious professionals. 

According to the app developer, you just have to set up a profile with primary interests, location, career level, and professional experience. You will get 10-15 suggestions of different professionals daily according to your interest. If the interests are mutual and the both parties swipe to match, you will be connected instantly to talk to each other and to meet in person. All of your activities will remain anonymous except to your matches. 

This app was launched in 2015 but has been garnering a lot of attention from professionals in the recent year. The majority of active users are from large metropolises like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Paris. 

Shapr website [Courtesy of Shapr]

There are many success stories of professionals who used Shapr to launch their career in completely different fields, find new business partners, and find new mentors.

Shapr founder, Ludovic Huraux, said in an interview with San Francisco Gate, "At Shapr, we promote a 'mindful' way of networking. Our goal is not to get your business card in the hands of as many people as possible, but to spark meaningful, mutually beneficial conversations that evolve into long-term relationships. We see it as a lifestyle."

"If you're ready to be an active and curious listener, feel excited to discuss your goals with like-minded professionals and believe the craziest life opportunities come from meeting new people, we can offer you a joyful and meaningful experience using this app," Huraux added.

The app is free to download and is offered for both iPhone and Android users. You can check out more about the app here. 

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