LinkedIn for business development
Internet Software & Services
SwitchPitch is changing the way big and small companies do business together.
It sees itself as the LinkedIn for business development:
Just as on LinkedIn, where professionals post their resumes and employers hire them in the LinkedIn marketplace, on SwitchPitch, start-ups and other small businesses post their “profiles,” and then larger enterprises that need projects done hire those start-ups to do projects.
The platform is in beta use with large enterprises like Metlife, Syngenta, Thales, Barclays.
To date, SwitchPitch’s marketplace has hosted more than 200 projects, with a 40% success rate, with signed deals between big and small companies. Gannett, Samsung, HBO, Assurant, and many more have signed deals using SwitchPitch.
Michael Goldstein – Founder and CEO
Michael is in charge of managing all business activities, including sales, fundraising and product development. Michael has over 15 years of experience with start-up businesses. His ventures included Magazine-of-the-Month, which sold to Magazines.com in 2004; DealPal, which he founded in 2006 and subsequently sold to Caivis Acquisition Corporation in 2010. In 2012, he founded Exhilarator Services, which helped new businesses getting started. He also raised seed fund and invested in eight startups including AdsNative (subsequently funded by InterWest Partners) and Umano (subsequently funded by Mark Cuban). Michael graduated from Boston University in 1995. He currently serves on the Entrepreneurs Organization’s DC Board as Chair of EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA) competition.