Most of the website builders today are geared towards businesses. Creating a career-oriented website requires fundamentally different tools and guidance that didn’t exist before Workfolio.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
Today marks the official beta launch of Workfolio, an application that empowers professionals to go beyond their resumes and tell their stories with distinctive websites. The company has raised $700K from angel investors to pursue its mission of empowering professionals to easily create their own websites and stand out online.
Through its research Workfolio has discovered that 80% of people want their own website but only 7% actually have one. Workfolio aims to close that gap by alleviating the pain of building a website. The application’s features are tailored to the specific needs of professionals, such as easy integration with social network profiles, an interactive career timeline, a professional blog, public file hosting, traffic analytics, custom email accounts, and promotional tools. Plans start at $8.50 per month and include a free custom domain.
Workfolio was founded by Charles Pooley, an award-winning creative and technology executive, as a direct result of his own struggles with building a personal website. Pooley says, “Most of the website builders today are geared towards businesses. Creating a career-oriented website requires fundamentally different tools and guidance that didn’t exist before Workfolio.” Pooley continues, “Workfolio eliminates the technology and design hurdles involved in creating a website and gives people the tools they need to build a strong personal brand.”
The Workfolio team includes CEO Charles Pooley, CTO Aaron Smyth, and partners Dave Hill and John Himmelspach. Advisors include Andy Kaslow, former board member of TheLadders, Matt Parsons, Vice President at ADP, and Jeannette McClennan, founding member of MapQuest, among others.
For more information on Workfolio please contact Kara Silverman at (212) 918-9898, option 4 or kasilverman(at)gmail(dot)com.
Workfolio develops products and services that empower professionals be more visible and get the most from the work they do. Its flagship product, Workfolio.com, is an application which helps people create a distinctive personal brand online. Workfolio operates out of New York and Detroit.