Who’s behind Mila?
The idea for Mila originated at The Next Web, when we realized that over the year, we’ve build a tremendous network of interesting people.
But the way we currently keep in touch with this network is very out-dated. Basically, 80% of our contacts go to waste in our inboxes. It’s a lot of work to add everyone to the newsletter, keep a list of long term prospects, or even share a list of freelancers among colleagues. It’s unsorted and unconnected from our marketing and sales efforts.
Even though our network is the lifeline for doing business, our ‘contact management’ system is a sloppy inbox.
Entrepreneurial people should not be held back by the tedious, repetitive task of copying and pasting contact information or updating email lists – they should focus on what they are good at: building and sharing their passions. That’s why Mila is here.
Mila is a clever bot that organizes your contacts for you, so you can take care of business.
In a world of growing entrepreneurship, ‘networking’ is not just about growing your LinkedIn list and shaking as many hands as possible. Today, more than ever, doing business is about working with people you like to work with and building real relationships with them.
That’s why we’ve reimagined contact management from the ground up. In essence, networking is a broad range of activities that you keep you connected with the various people you come in contact with. And Mila is the flexible assistant that helps you do just that.