Can exchanging numbers be less awkward and more fun? A new app, Knock Knock, is making social connections easier. Ankur Jain, CEO of Humin, gives us a look at how it works on Lunch Break.
CNBC interviews Ankur about his work with Knock Knock. Watch the video below:
The idea of an app that reduces social awkwardness may sound strange to many but one startup thinks it has cracked the code with a new app that makes it incredibly easy for people to connect with new acquaintances.
Have you ever met someone at an industry happy hour, hit it off, talked about things work and non-work, and then had a mini freakout when it came time to exchange contact information?
Everyone knows that awkward shuffle of sorts that happens when you're clicking with someone or a new group of friends and it comes time to exchange numbers at the end of the night.
Say you've just met someone at a party. It turns out you guys go to the same school, hang out at the same coffee shops and are both really into John Steinbeck.
Ankur Jain is trying cut the friction out of the contact game. His company Humin (which organizes your mess of social media, calendars and address books into a searchable database) just launched a new app, Knock Knock, to make swapping information less sketchy.
Ankur Jain, the founder of Humin – an app that aims to organize your contacts better than your smartphone – is sitting across from me in a conference room in downtown San Francisco and knocking on his own smartphone.
Ankur Jain and David Wyler are out to clean up your address book.
Entrepreneurship is about solving a problem, not starting a company. While this isn't a new idea, today's young entrepreneurs have the advantage of the Internet, which has collapsed time and distance barriers. This means problems solved locally can have immediate impacts globally—and that's good for both people and business.