SANEBOX Takes on LinkedIn with SANECONNECT

SaneConnect analyzes your team’s email network to identify who has connections at other organizations and how strong those connections are.

SaneBox, the company that restores sanity to your inbox, announced today the launch of a new product: SaneConnect. SaneConnect is a fast and easy way to identify which of your colleagues have connections at other organizations, as well as the strength of those connections. Its mission is to empower users to never send a cold email again.

With SaneConnect, you enter the domain name of the company you want an introduction to. SaneConnect then analyzes the email history of your team to find out who has a relationship with an employee at that company. It evaluates those connections based on factors outside the body of the email—such as email headers, how recently the two were in contact and response rates—and indicates whether those connections are strong, medium or weak.

For example, if two people have consistently emailed back and forth over the past six months, that relationship is stronger than if they emailed once six years ago. With a simple search, SaneConnect makes it possible to find a warm connection to someone at the organization you need, and all it takes is one click to ask your colleague to make the introduction.

“Email is the largest social network there is, especially for professionals, but it’s not leveraged as such,” said Dmitri Leonov from SaneBox. “Currently when people need an introduction to someone, they go to LinkedIn to see how they are connected, but email history is significantly broader than that. SaneConnect takes advantage of the goldmine of information in email to easily bring that connection to the surface.”

The fact is that cold introductions don’t work, and professionals need better ways to make the business connections they need. This not only requires figuring out who knows whom, but also context about the nature of those relationships. If you briefly met someone at a conference 10 years ago, you may be “connected,” but that does not mean you are in a position to make a helpful introduction.

SaneConnect enables every employee to benefit from the professional networks of their colleagues with minimal effort. SaneBox initially began building SaneConnect for use within its own organization, and realized that there was widespread demand for this type of solution. SaneConnect will be available to all existing SaneBox customers, as well as to non-SaneBox customers who just want access to SaneConnect. Companies can sign up all their employees, or just a specific subset or team.

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Scott Perry -- LA Tech Digest founder

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