The A.I. that grows your professional network by making introductions over email


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rey is an A.I. that grows your professional network. Rey was born from an observation that the people you meet can have a profound impact on your life, yet surprisingly little computational effort is put towards figuring out who these people should be. In a professional context, an introduction might represent a new job, an investment, a mentor, or the next big sale. And in a personal context, new people can become lifelong friends and partners. Many of the products, companies and inventions that exist today exist because the right people were introduced at the right time. Unfortunately, most introductions are driven by a combination of human effort and the laws of probability. You might bump into the right person at a conference, or be introduced through a mutual friend. When an introduction is actively pursued, it can be time-consuming and expensive. Recruiters cost tens of thousands of dollars, events take days out of your schedule, and cold outreach is often tiring and unproductive. Rey is designed to tackle this problem. It’s a software agent that handles the end-to-end task of producing high quality “warm introductions”. It works almost entirely in the background, communicating over e-mail from time to time when it needs to collect information or when it has found a powerful introduction. You're always in control -- you approve every introduction. If you say no, Rey will learn to do better next time.


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