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Introductions are everything in life and crucial in business, but meeting new people during the pandemic has understandably become not only less common but also inadvisable.

So, is there a workaround?

Cue Lunchclub, a startup that helps introduce professionals to one another. Lunchclub began life as an invitation-only service for in-person introductions. However, with the onset of Covid, the startup pivoted and changed from setting up face-to-face meetings to arranging video calls.

Along with the likes of Netflix and Zoom, Lunchclub has seen hockey-stick shaped adoption with everyone obliged to remain at home while working remotely.

Lunchclub is an a16z backed platform that helps users grow their professional network. Users set up an account, indicate their interests, and wait for the AI super-connector to generate 1:1 virtual meetings; scheduling is automated and, therefore, painless.

Having clocked up 40 exciting conversations with highly accomplished strangers, I can vouch for the platform. Lunchclub is free and is well worth checking out. While some discussions have been business focussed, others covered mindfulness, music and sport.

Message me if you would like to know more about the platform, and I will happily provide a referral link.

Thank you for giving me the gift of your time and attention.


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