Our Aspirations

Last updated July 22, 2019.

Help networks succeed

Bridge helps build meaningful relationships. Relationships that create business value and drive innovation. Relationships that cement into friendships and lifetime value.

Why we started

We started Bridge to help people and communities succeed. These are the people who champion us when we are not in the room. The people who share ideas, feedback and opportunities. The people who help us learn, grow and succeed.

Previously, we relied on proximity, travel and physical events to build and grow our networks. These moments of serendipity led to an explosion in collaboration, innovation and sharing.

No wonder cities have continued to grow. When we move to a city within an urban system that is twice as large, we become, on average, 15% more wealthy, more productive, more creative… a remarkable outcome manifested in the emergent behavior resulting from human interaction and social networking!

Geoffrey West
 talking about "Scaling: The surprising mathematics of life and civilization"

However, as remote work becomes the norm, we have fewer opportunities to bump into each other.

Bridge is fundamentally a new way to interact with each other online. A way that helps digital workers see and build relationships while avoiding the pain of managing contacts, guessing who can help and updating CRMs.

We believe that by helping people be more successful, they can help more people. We believe that by making the internet a smaller place we can make it more personal and valuable for everyone. Win - Win - Win!

Who are we

Like Maria, we’ve benefitted from the kindness of many people who’ve connected us with people and opportunities we previously had limited / no access to. We’ve been mentored and supported by some of the best leaders, founders, investors and builders in the world. We’ve been extremely lucky.

Rightly or wrongly, throughout our careers as engineers, designers, recruiters, consultants, marketers, investors and salespeople we kept seeing that network was vital at every stage of our journey.  Network was how we learnt about the best opportunities, accessed mentorship, and how we met each other and sourced our early team and users. Spot a pattern? Network and community matters 🙂

By combining all of our experience, failures, insights and networks, we’ve started Bridge to help you and your network succeed. Our goal is to help 1B professionals connect and collaborate by 2030.

Why the name Bridge

For centuries, bridges have made the world a smaller place by making it easier for people and communities to collaborate. By bridging the gap between people and communities we can increase the GDP of networks while making internet business more personal.

What we believe

  • We believe in community-led growth
  • We believe communities are built on connections
  • We believe serendipity can be increased
  • We believe introductions are life-changing
  • We believe network value compounds
  • We believe in #GiveFirst

How can I help?

Become a member today, invite the people you want to collaborate with and help each other.

If you love what we are building, then please become a customer (which professionals can expense).

Finally, let us know how else you think we can improve and help make the internet a smaller more personal place to do business.