posted at 16:50
Author: Kia Kokalitcheva
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:40:31 +0000
Skillpocket lets you book a meeting with Google engineer for some quick advice
That's exactly what Skillpocket, a startup that launched its iOS app on Wednesday at the Demo conference, wants to help entrepreneurs do. With an interface similar to Tinder or Weave, Skillpocket shows you available experts that fit the skills you need. Skillpocket takes a 15 percent cut from every transaction, with three percent going to its payment processing partner. Skillpocket's pool of experts includes both well-established professionals - such as the mobile product lead for Google's Inbox - as well as professionals you might not have heard of, but who can offer great expertise and likely a lower price. Because not every expert will have a well-known brand, Skillpocket wants give experts ways to showcase their expertise and reputation. "We want to take the reputation you have on other networks," such as GitHub, Behance, LinkedIn, and allow you to leverage that reputation on Skillpocket. As for disputes, in case an expert doesn't show up or have all the skills they say they have, Trovatten said Skillpocket will evaluate each dispute on a case-by-case basis, and always seek to keep its customers happy with their experience on Skillpocket. The team has been bootstrapping Skillpocket, but is looking to raise funding to add more features and make Skillpocket as widely available as possible.

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