WikiOrgCharts: Helping you find the right people and find a new job

What is the name of your business and URL?

Our name is WikiOrgCharts and we can be found here http://www.wikiorgcharts.com/. WikiOrgCharts was founded in 2011 and launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this past September.

A brief synopsis of the website / application:

WikiOrgCharts allows users to pool together their business contacts from social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook, and the collaboratively build org charts from that information.

Why did you start this company?

WikiOrgCharts was created to help people know who they really need to be talking to. Having an org chart and knowing who is in charge can be time saving for sales reps, recruiters, job seekers and many others. We help our users get in touch with the right people and avoid the run-around.

WikiOrgCharts: Helping you find the right people and find a new job

Farhan Memon

Was your company started on a shoestring budget or funded?

Definitely bootstrapped. Our founder, Farhan Memon started developing the prototype while he was an executive at AOL. He combined his own money with that from some friends and family to develop the prototype. After he quit his job this past July he was able to raise additional funds from angel investors. We are now seeking seed funding.

Who is your competition, and what do you do better?

Our competition includes JigSaw, Cogmap, Org Chart Wiki, and The Official Board. We have a unique advantages over these companies. We make extensive use of the social graphs users have already constructed on LinkedIn and Faceboook. Our user interface is easier on the eyes and more intuitive than some of our competitors. We are also a free service, with the option to pay as opposed to asking our users to pay right off the bat.

Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc use your product?

We help small businesses reach the people they need. We help sales companies get in touch with the decision makers needed to get the big sales or meet numbers. We help recruiters reach the people they need to when they cold call. Our newest functionality is a job search which combines jobs from Indeed, and cross references them with corresponding LinkedIn or FaceBook profiles. Combine that with our org charts and we let job seekers know who they need to be talking to in order to land that new job. We have a function which allows people to leave a review on user profiles, similar to recommending someone on LinkedIn, but with no approvals needed. Entrepreneurs can use our service to find people like venture capital angels. This is a great tool for freelancers too, to look for new work especially with our job search.

How could you effectively use these tools?
The tools are easy to use. Adding a person to an org chart is a drag and drop procedure. Making user or company profiles is quick; just fill out a short form. Claiming your profile is a one click process. WikiOrgCharts saves people time, money, and headaches. It’s the best way to beat getting the run-around.

Do you offer free online or offline tools?
WikiOrgCharts is free to use. In order to view profiles, users must use a point. Users start out with 20 points, and earn more when they add more people. For those unwilling to sign up or share information, there is a paid subscription available for them to view profiles.

Are there different pricing levels?
There is only one pricing level. Users can sign up for $19.95 a month if they would like more points, or if they are unwilling to share information.

Do you have a blog that keeps users updated?
Not at the time.

Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn or ? Provide exact URL of each
Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WikiOrgCharts

Keep an eye out for us on LinkedIn, our page is coming soon. For the moment you can connect with me at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=22552&locale=en_US&trk=tyah

Let’s not forget Facebook, our page can be found here http://www.facebook/wikiorgcharts

YouTube – Do you have a YouTube video URL that you can share with us, and allow us to publish with your story (Actual video our readers should watch within the story, looks something likehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JryvKNIbdA)

No

How long have you been in business?

Less than 1 year.

Number of current users? Estimated yearly growth?

Don’t disclose

WikiOrgCharts: Helping you find the right people and find a new jobHow do you see your company in the next 2-5 years (more products or services?)

At WikiOrgCharts we want to org chart the world. Everyone has a place in a company or other type of organization. Our job is to make this positions more visible and provide context. We want to combine our org charts with existing products and services as well as make the service available for organizations to use privately

How many employees do you currently have working with you and/or freelance contractors?

About 6

Are you looking to hire more people or contractors? If so, what positions and skills are you looking for?

Visual Designer

Front end developer

What other web based products would you recommend to entrepreneurs, business owners, or freelancers?

Join.me lets you share your screen with others for free.

Any Patents Pending?

No

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