EU STARTUPS - Oct 6 - LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network platform, with ~610M users in 200 countries worldwide. Netherlands has the most accounts compared to the working population (81.8%). It is followed by Malta (77.5%) and the UK (75.6%). Here are some LinkedIn's European alternatives:
- Xing – Founded in 2003 in Hamburg, Xing is a leading online business network in German-speaking countries, and is considered one of the biggest challengers to Linkedin. It has 18M users.
- Viadeo – Launched in Paris in 2004, Viadeo is connecting talented members with employment opportunities. Viadeo has ~65M users globally.
- Goodwall – Originated in Geneva, Goodwall is a vast network – 1.5 million – of young professionals from 150 countries, including high school and university students, entrepreneurs, and starting professionals.
- The Dots – Calling themselves 'the professional network for people who don't wear suits to work,' The Dots aims to differentiate itself from other professional networks focusing on creative people working in tech, media, music, fashion, design, education, advertising, film, retail, photography, architecture, hospitality and more. The Dots is a UK-based and primarily very UK-focused network.