|By ACN Newswire||
|April 28, 2014 10:00 AM EDT||
San Francisco, CA., Apr 28, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Linkagoal, the first-ever 'Goal Oriented Social Network', announced today that it has raised $1.25M in Series A funding, led by Sh. Amr F M Zedan, CEO of the Saudi Zedan Group, with advisory services provided by Privity FZ LLE. With the funding, San Francisco-based Linkagoal will continue to advance its Goal Based Engine with a veteran software development team led by Founder and CEO Mohsin Shafique and a Sales and Marketing team led by Co-Founder and Deputy CEO Nasir Jamal.
With its rapidly growing user base and an approved patent by USPTO (Method of Goal Based Social Network - Patent No: 8694439), Linkagoal is an innovator in the goal-oriented social networking space. Linkagoal aims to build a global community of goal oriented, like-minded individuals, under its revolutionary social networking platform with a mission of identifying personal and professional objectives and accomplishing them, supported by other members of the community.
Linkagoal works on a simple yet powerful concept of Create, Link and Contribute. The Linkagoal application allows its users to write goals (Create), become globally linked on common goals and aspirations (Link) and contribute to each other's success (Contribute).
Mohsin Shafique, Linkagoal CEO and Founder says, "Your actions and your thoughts have to be going in the same direction. This needs concentration, greater planning and access to information of experiences with successful outcomes. This is a very exciting phase in social networking since it is still evolutionary, with a genuine need to add real-life value to its purpose. Linkagoal performs this function.
"Social networking has become an essential part of every individual's life around the world. Linkagoal aims to complement today's social networking by stepping ahead on just simply keeping people connected by providing more meaning and value to people's time spent online. Linkagoal closes a major gap in today's social networking space - "socializing with a purpose" while "achieving an objective". Simply put, Create, Link and Contribute - thats how Linkagoal was incepted."
"We mark today as great success on our new association with Sh. Amr F M Zedan, CEO of the Saudi Zedan Group. Amr brings lots of value mainly around his experience of past investments in other startups, including Jumio (with Facebook Co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Daniel Mattes), Snupps, qbeats, tagstr, Peter Thiel's Palantir, and Sevacall, to name a few," added Mohsin.
Nasir Jamal, Linkagoal Co-Founder and Deputy CEO Linkagoal, congratulated the Linkagoal team on developing a unique social networking tool that has attracted numerous users from across the globe. "Our vision is that the future is in our hands and shaping a productive present will ensure a successful future for generations to come.
"Linkagoal aims to provide direction and purpose to the social networking opportunity... to remind ourselves daily that time is the only actual asset we have and its value lies in conscious and planned use. Ease of use through apps for phones, palm tops, etc, as well as a dedicated team to manage the system will provide our clients and users motivation to define their aspirations in terms of long term and short term goals that can be monitored for success, correction and timely achievement.
"With our continued efforts, and expertise from Sh. Amr F M Zedan, our stake holders, users and investors will benefit from this positive social movement," says Nasir.
Linkagoal is a goal based social network, it promotes the habit of writing goals and helps to connect individuals based on similar goals and objectives in life. With this, either users can get easily engaged with people who can benefit them in achieving their goals or they can also get associated with other users who are in process of achieving the same kind of goals. Linkagoal is based on the belief that the lack of resources, guidance, experience, accountability, and encouragement hinder people from achieving their goals - so why not help them. After all, this whole universe is all about sharing ideas and making things easier for others - so is Linkagoal. For more information, please visit www.linkagoal.com.
About Zedan Group
Zedan Group is a wholly owned Saudi Arabian organization headquartered in Al Khobar with subsidiaries in Jeddah, Riyadh and London. Our Primary focus is to serve the growing requirements of infrastructural developments within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At Zedan we are continually striving to realize prudent business opportunities within the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Power and Water, Engineering Services and Construction secotrs. The groups objectives are achieved through a network of Joint Venture Partnerships leveraging our local technical competencies and logistical support. For more information, please visit www.zedangroup.com.
About Privity FZ LLE
Privity FZ LLE was founded in 2004, an independent Dubai-based advisory firm that seeks entrepreneurs with interesting and unique ideas and helps them develop and grow. Privity is agnostic to geography and industry vertical. It focuses on the quality of the entrepreneur and the compelling value proposition of the idea. For more information, please visit www.privitylle.com or Bloomberg <381500Z UH>.
Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.
As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges.
Oct. 9, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 198
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet condit...
Oct. 9, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 636
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively.
Oct. 9, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 211
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driv...
Oct. 9, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 137
SYS-CON Events announced today that Spirent Communications, the leader in testing navigation and positioning systems, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Spirent Communications enables innovations in communications technologies that help connect people. Whether it is service provider, data centers, enterprise IT networks, mobile communications, connected vehicles or the Inte...
Oct. 9, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 197
The IoT market is on track to hit $7.1 trillion in 2020. The reality is that only a handful of companies are ready for this massive demand. There are a lot of barriers, paint points, traps, and hidden roadblocks. How can we deal with these issues and challenges? The paradigm has changed. Old-style ad-hoc trial-and-error ways will certainly lead you to the dead end. What is mandatory is an overarching and adaptive approach to effectively handle the rapid changes and exponential growth.
Oct. 9, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 244
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, will discuss the impact of technology on identity....
Oct. 9, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 452
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. Migration to cloud shifts computing resources from your data center, which can yield significant advantages provided that the cloud vendor an offer enterprise-grade quality for your application.
Oct. 9, 2015 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 312
DevOps is gaining traction in the federal government – and for good reasons. Heightened user expectations are pushing IT organizations to accelerate application development and support more innovation. At the same time, budgetary constraints require that agencies find ways to decrease the cost of developing, maintaining, and running applications. IT now faces a daunting task: do more and react faster than ever before – all with fewer resources.
Oct. 9, 2015 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 416
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Oct. 9, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 316
The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes that force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organ...
Oct. 9, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 935
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Oct. 9, 2015 07:45 PM EDT Reads: 171
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
Oct. 9, 2015 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 230
Electric power utilities face relentless pressure on their financial performance, and reducing distribution grid losses is one of the last untapped opportunities to meet their business goals. Combining IoT-enabled sensors and cloud-based data analytics, utilities now are able to find, quantify and reduce losses faster – and with a smaller IT footprint. Solutions exist using Internet-enabled sensors deployed temporarily at strategic locations within the distribution grid to measure actual line lo...
Oct. 9, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 140
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Oct. 9, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 324