Sumazi’s whole schtick is to make relevant introductions, positioning itself as “recommendation engine for professionals that introduces connects you to the people you don’t know but should.” Sharing the same introductions space as Hashable, Sumazi has the very ambitious goal of being the world’s ultimate super connector.
While we were demoing, founder Sumaya Kazi brought up the example of being able to meet a good UX designer through the Sumazi network by signing up for a “Need.” Kazi promises that with just a few clicks of a button Sumazi can help you meet anyone with the skill sets you’re looking for, helping you extend your number of average meaningful connections per year from four to a lot more.
The iPhone app leverages the contacts you already have, and doesn’t need the end user to sign up for Sumazi. It won’t even spam them afterwards.
Sumazi’s plans for services beyond the iPhone introduction app is to build what founder Sumaya Kazi calls “Visual Career Roadmaps” of successful people in industries such as finance, communications and technology as well as university networks.
These “Visual Roadmaps” are interactive, allowing users to click into any part of to see other roadmaps/networks that are similar, like if somebody went to Berkeley, worked at Accenture, was a good marketing manager, etc. Ideally this leads to advertising and contextual job opportunities.
While the Sumazi “Visual Roadmap” web service is now live, the app will soon be in the store.