By Luv el 4 January 2009
Tomy Pelluz and Julian Lerer present Qapacity, a social application that connects the needs of clients with professionals who offer services. This is what I was commenting the other day while talking about the investment in Angie’s List, a site where professionals from all kinds of sectors can offer their services to those people who haven’t used personal recommendations to find these kinds of services on the internet.
Qapacity offers professionals of all kinds a website from where to offer their services (with blog, images, videos, …) and the possibility of managing the contacts of clients, collaborators and professional colleagues from one’s personal profile.
For clients, in this case non-professional users of Qapacity, they are offered the possibility of selecting the service they are looking for from professionals or small businesses. And on the other hand, users can create their own personal network, keeping track of their trusted professionals and discovering new professionals through recommendations from their personal network.
As for the company behind the project, Qapacity counts with an investment from Grupo Intercom, and its founders also have the experience of having participated in the launch and development of Neurona, until the time it was acquired.
I think that there was a real need for such a project in Spain. The professinal social networks are quite successful as far as businesses are concerned (B2B) and for professional promotion, but they lack contact with the client. From a site like Qapacity which precisely looks for that focus, businesses catering to consumers (B2C) have a place to go to.
Note: those who are interested in registering in the private beta can use this code: e3bd875.
By Luv el 21 August 2008
On the web of Grupo Intercom, I came across Citrusparadis, an online shop for the sale of ecological and natural cosmetics.
If I am not mistaken, this is the first e-commerce shop from Grupo Intercom. The group has other projects related to ecommerce (Solostocks, Artesanum) but I think this is the first purely ecommerce site that they have been involved in.
But Citrusparadis is not only an online cosmetics shop, it also has an informative and popular blog mostly focusing on ecological products.
At the forefront of Citrusparadis is Catherine Morghese, an expert in natural cosmetic products.
By Javier el 6 December 2007
I’ve received the news that Grupo Intercom has become a shareholder of the social network for families Genoom.
As per my criteria, Genoom is one of the best projects of the Hispanic Web 2.0. For those who don’t know, it’s an application that allows users to create genealogy trees, and moreover includes functionalities for creating a family social network such as photo albums, private messages, …
Without doubt the news is interesting in itself, but I want to highlight another aspect that has caught my attention. From what I know, this is one of the first cases in which Grupo Intercom invests in a project already operating for some time. What we have normally seen is that GI acts as an incubator for businesses, an entrepreneur presents his idea and the project is developed within the company. But in this case, the intervention of GI is closer to a venture capital fund than a business incubator.
With this I think a range of possibilities open up with respect to investments from a group that is perhaps the most important of all in the Hispanic internet.
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