Featured on ‘Beta Byte’ back in April, Panel allows professionals to discreetly query and share with one another based on industry, title and department. The semi-private content-based tool is designed to cut through the noise and self-censorship of traditional social channels.
“It’s about connecting with peers in a private environment to for relevant and candid conversations across geographies and among departments,” Ward says. “Panel was conceived and created in response to a real challenge our team has faced before within the enterprise.”
The launch comes after acquiring a few hundred early beta adopters in roles like business development, sales and executive assistants.
“We’ve been receiving feedback and slowly testing our hypothesis that there is a need for Panel. Our beta users provided a lot of social validation.”
The iOS app is currently free, the company is bootstrapped, and Ward anticipates going into the Android market once the “iOS experience has been optimized.”