Startup Spotlight #8: Contact Circuit

Contact Management is one of the challenges that many entrepreneurs tried to disrupt, yet none of them successfully changed the…

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by Gökhan Menge 3 May 2019

Contact Management is one of the challenges that many entrepreneurs tried to disrupt, yet none of them successfully changed the way we handle our contacts. Even if it looks easy on the eye, changing our habits is a pretty hard thing.

Contact Circuit is trying to tackle the problem we mentioned, head on, in a different way. They have a created a platform to keep details of our contacts up-to-date and grow our network via their system.

You can find more detailed info about Contact Circuit from Turkey in the following sections, with their founders’ own words.

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What is the name of your startup?
CONTACT CIRCUIT

What is the website address of CONTACT CIRCUIT?
https://contactcircuit.com/

Where is your startup based?
Turkey

What are your targeted verticals for your startup?
Machine Learning, AI, Productivity, Contact Management

Tell us what your startup does.
CONTACT CIRCUIT offers a definitive solution for social, professional and business-critical challenges of currently available contact management tools by eliminating; outdated, polluted and incomplete contact information.

With innovative facilities such as the career footprint “Unique CID#”, the public source “Circuit Directory” and administrative “Business Dashboard”; it offers sustainable contact management solutions and helps professionals and businesses increase their visibility and grow their business…

When and why did you found your startup?
SOCIAL, PROFESSIONAL + BUSINESS-CRITICAL CHALLENGES

#01 Your social, professional + business contacts are scattered over too many apps + devices.
#02 They are manually entered + mostly incomplete or even invalid.
#03 It’s difficult to remember who or what they belong to.
#04 When your or others contact details change due to social or professional reasons you get disconnected.
#05 Life is too short for a business card + hard for the business cause business contact management and sharing has not yet been completely automatized + eased.
#06 It costs an arm + a leg to get listed on online-marketplaces and/or public-directories.

What are your key and unique features?
#01 Live + Customizable Profiles / Create your own profiles + keep them up-to-date. Add preferred tabs, share details about yourself + your business.
#02 Career Footprint – CID# / Gather + manage multiple profiles + directories in a solo account w/ your static ID#. Address all your past, present, even future profiles + never loose connection w/your network.
#03 Business Dashboards + Analytics / Create, assign + manage employee profiles, permissions + licenses. Manage your business contacts, analyze your relationship + gather value added statistics.
#04 Up-to-date Contacts / Subscribe to your contacts profiles, continuously receive current information from its original source.
#05 Circuit Directory / Get listed on the public directory where individuals+ professionals meet to increase publicity + grow their business.
#06 Profile + Search Assistant / Build career-oriented profiles, appear on more relevant searches w/ AI + ontology learning algorithms.

What is your growth like?
Development Phase

Tell us about the numbers that matter to you.
21 Business Sectors + 2,5 billion smartphone users
Focusing on: Chambers, Unions, Councils etc. Main-Industry / Sub-Industry Interactions

What are your plans for next year and the next 5 years?
Disrupt existing contact management tools and hard copy business cards. Become an alternative and global professional network platform. Integrate w/ 3rd party apps to help professionals and business be more productive.

Did you receive any investments?
±400K TL. TÜBİTAK 1507 R&D Grand Funding + Exemptions / 1st

Tell us 3 startups that excite you, and why?
Enhencer / Everybody needs to be able to analyse their data to survive.
Architicket / Professional Interest.
Rent ‘n Connect / Hope it becomes a global and standard service like rent a car companies.



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