San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2010
Namesake (http://namesake.com/), a new community for creators announced its launch today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Namesake is a community for creators that matches people with relevant business opportunities. Namesake was founded by successful entrepreneurs Dan Gould and Brian Norgard. Dan and Brian previously founded Newroo--acquired by FOX Interactive Media in 2006, where they played a key role in building the Fox Audience Network--as well as Ad.ly, the world's largest in-stream ad network.
"We built Namesake for creators. Entrepreneurs, writers, artists, engineers, designers and more. We believe these people have a massive positive impact on society. We want to make creators more successful by helping match them with relevant business opportunities in real-time. Today is just the first step," said founder Brian Norgard.
Anyone can create and route opportunities on Namesake. "One of the keys to business is reciprocity. We believe people really want to help others in business be more successful. Namesake is designed to make it easy and fast to find jobs, service providers and experts in any industry. Creators can post opportunities and their networks route these opportunities to the right person--instantly. The community recognizes experts across specific topics who play a key role in making matches," said founder Dan Gould.
Namesake is developing cutting edge technology to post and distribute opportunities on Namesake and across the Web to popular social sites like Facebook and Twitter. "We've created a sophisticated set of tools that make creating, routing and applying to specific business opportunities dead simple. We are firm believers in leveraging cutting edge algorithms and visual design to create a solution that delights customers," said founder Dan Gould.
"Brian and Dan are committed to creators. They believe in these people and are as well positioned as any entrepreneurs in the world to create a magical and useful solution for their customers. What they have today is already absolutely amazing. The Valley is abuzz already," said technology pundit Adam Rifkin.
Namesake is privately held and financed by the founders.
About TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt (http://disrupt.techcrunch.com), Sept 27-29 2010, at San Francisco Design Center Concourse, 635 8th Street (at Brannan), is TechCrunch’s inaugural conference in San Francisco attracting over 1,500 leading technology innovators and investors and over 150 new startups. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate the most timely disruptions in media, advertising and technology. Afternoons host the Startup Battlefield where 25 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 500 applications received from around the world. Another 100 early-stage startups will exhibit in Startup Alley. TechCrunch will award a $50,000 grand prize along with other award recognitions at the conclusion of the conference.
TechCrunch (http://www.techcrunch.com) is a leading technology media network, dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. Founded in 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites reach over 8 million unique visitors and more than 25 million page views per month. TechCrunch operates a global network of websites including dedicated properties in Europe and Japan as well as specialized industry websites including MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, and TechCrunchIT. TechCrunch’s CrunchBase, is the leading, open database about start-up companies, people and investors. In addition to Disrupt, TechCrunch hosts other conferences and events, including The Crunchies Awards and various meet-ups worldwide serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration.
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