exploreB2B, the B2B networking service, just announced its official launch in the United States. Since November 2010, a beta-version of the platform has been open for public use for German speaking users. About six months ago exploreB2B closed an investment round from the Investment Bank of Berlin (IBB). This enabled the Berlin based startup to launch an English version of the site in January of this year.
The professional networking site exploreB2B enables people in an easy and efficient way to share ideas, find partners or future collaborators and utilize international talent and resources. exploreB2B is the first content oriented business-to-business (B2B) social platform for professionals that allows users to share knowledge and write articles about their company, industry news or other ideas for collaboration. Users can search content by category, read it and comment on articles they find interesting. That said, exploreB2B enables users to develop a content-oriented B2B strategy that increases their position as an industry expert and helps them to establish new business contacts. The professional social network also affers a Project Board to post individual assignments and utilize the platform’s crowdsourcing feature.
Brand new features include network analyses, enabling users to gain deeper insight into their selected content and topics in order to better target their desired audience. Users can now analyze the origin and interests of their followers, and assess the readers of their articles.
Jonathan Gebauer (co-founder & CEO of exploreB2B) stated: “There is vast opportunity in the U.S. because until now, no other social network – professional or personal – has enabled companies and individuals to quickly and easily find the most relevant industry information, while offering a ‘blog-like’ article structure and ability to do business on the platform. exploreB2B makes B2B social media smarter and more efficient.”
exploreB2B was founded in 2010 by siblings Jonathan Gebauer and Dr. Susanna Gebauer. Usage of the basic platform’s functions is free. Additional premium functions (statistics about views and viewers of your exploreB2B-profile and articles) are currently being released for test use. Make sure to watch the following video for a quick introduction to the communication platform exploreB2B.