Meet Networkr — a Tinder for professional networking powered by your LinkedIn contacts. No, it’s not the dating app that uses LinkedIn data to find prospective love matches (that’s LinkedUp in case you’re wondering). This app wants to help you move your business interests forward by upping your networking game.
Proximity social networking has often been a tough sell to consumers. Witness Foursquare’s recent split into two. Consumers may be dubious about the benefits of shouting too obviously about exactly where they are in order to get to know folks in their immediate vicinity. But there’s one specific scenario where almost everyone would welcome a little help breaking the in-room ice: professional networking.
That’s not to say apps haven’t tried to crack this one; there’s Let’s Lunch, for instance, which lets you sign up to have a networking lunch with a nearby professional. But it’s fair to say no one owns this space —…
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