Relationship Science, the company that sells access to its contacts database for upwards of $3,000, is giving you a way to network on the cheap with its new app, Mine.
Mine wants to alert you about the news articles, social media mentions, events, job changes, and whatever other information that it deems to matter most for your business goals. Users sync in their business contacts through LinkedIn or phone contacts, and add companies they also want to follow, and Mine proceeds to alert them on a regular basis when any of the above surfaces or is published.
Mine pulls up all this content and information from news sources as well as from its own database — remember, the company made its name thanks to its big database of “influential people.”
The idea is that it could help you stay up-to-date on what business partners are up to (and sound informed when talking to them), get an edge by always knowing what a competitor is up to, always appear well-prepared, and so on.
Mine is in the same category as apps such as Refresh, which pulls data to help you find common ground with new connections, Charlie, a new web service that serves up a one-page cheat sheet on every person you’ve scheduled meetings with, Stitch’s email app, which suggests actions to salespeople, and others.
For now, the app is only available for free on iOS and on the Web.
Relationship Science was founded in 2010 by Neal Goldman, and is based in New York City. The company has raised $90 million in funding to date.