Why we built Kalido for the new world of work.
What is Kalido?
Kalido is the brainchild of Sanjay, Ashvin & Vikas. Together with an extraordinary team, they have created the world’s first real-time, AI-driven opportunity engine. Kalido constantly creates personalised opportunities for individuals through the enterprise, school, event, and community groups they join, based on the skills they have and the connections they trust. And for the administrators of organizations that use Kalido, we provide unique insights into the shape of your organization, in ways that can help increase connectivity, improve inclusivity, and get things done faster. Kalido allows people to connect in the real world, in ways that generate value for everyone. And unlike traditional social and professional networking tools, we don’t generate revenue from ads, and we give you full control over your privacy at every step of your experience.
By Personalised, we mean that your opportunities are driven by your skills, your networks, your profile, and your location, so an opportunity for you may not be shown to a colleague sitting beside you.
By Opportunity, we mean a chance to: work with someone; build a new relationship with someone based on your skills (or theirs) and what you have in common; or deepen an existing relationship through useful introductions, recommendations, and in-person touch points when you haven’t seen each other in a while. The result is that we democratise opportunity, through creating different opportunities for each person, where everyone gets treated like a real human being.
Who is Kalido for?
In short, everyone.
For Individuals, Kalido will broaden your network, match you with skilled people you need and those looking for your skills. Kalido will help you hire, get hired and make meaningful connections in the real world with your personal network and extended network.
For Enterprises, Kalido enables: better onboarding for new joiners, greater information sharing and connectivity between existing employees; faster team formation based on people who have specific skills in specific locations; and faster hiring through social connections that already exist between employees and future candidates.
For Communities, Kalido helps you recruit, engage and retain your members and volunteers. Seamless introductions and referrals helps you recruit new members. By showing you the skills you have in your community network, deploying those skills becomes easier and more effective. By uncovering common networks, contacts and interests, creating deeper more meaningful connections within your community group is easier than ever.
How does it work?
Kalido combines your networks (schools, workplaces, conferences, or any other group), your intent (what kind of skilled people you want to meet, and what skills you can provide), your location, and the help of artificial intelligence to constantly search for and surface opportunities to meet people for a purpose. Yes, the math is crazy (it evaluates billions of opportunities that are constantly changing), but it’s simple to use, and there’s nothing else quite like it.
How is Kalido different?
We’re different because of the way we think about four things: your data, your privacy, your intent, and your health.
Your data: Your data is yours. We don’t sell it to advertisers, or recruiters. We’re excited about helping you get value from your networks. And at any time, you can download or delete your data with a tap, instantly, right from your phone. No complicated menus, no six-month deactivation periods, no “send us a copy of your passport” demands first. You trust us, so we trust you to know what’s best for you.
Your privacy: Kalido is built on sharing locations and networks. But we’ll never share distances closer than 200m. We only show locations as neighbourhoods, cities, or countries, unless you choose to join a network with specific named locations (like a company office, a conference, or a school campus). You can block anyone you want instantly, and if you just want to prevent someone from seeing your location, you can do that too. And you choose exactly who you want to share your skills with: we don’t do random matching or swiping.
Your intent: We know you’re not (just) a product of your past. And we don’t care what you ate for lunch today. What we care most about is helping you to tell your networks what skills you want to provide, and what kind of skilled people you want to meet. We think CV sites are databases of the past. And we think selfie and hashtag networks are databases of the present. Kalido, on the other hand, is a database of the future: we take your past history and present location, and combine it with what you want to give the world in the future (or what you need from it), and generate opportunity, just for you, every day.
Your health: Research has shown that social connections are the greatest factor in driving personal happiness, physical longevity, and stable mental health. What’s more, better connections at work consistently drive greater productivity and reduce the need for job hopping. Most social apps encourage you to engage with content: Kalido encourages you to engage with people, so you can build new relationships that lead to new opportunities. Equally importantly, Kalido helps you more easily maintain the relationships you already have, in the real world, so when you need a friend or a favour, you can count on a history of shared experiences and conversations, not a record of likes and online comments, to make the case for you.
We built Kalido to give people and communities the tools they need to maximise their potential. People like you. We’d love you to join us.
Ready? Download Kalido now
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Need more information?
Speak to us about a free trial for your community or enterprise at firstname.lastname@example.org