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KNODE's novel platform automatically identifies internal & external experts - "it's not just who you know...but who you SHOULD know"

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Software
  • Location Boston, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Professional & enterprise social networking tools, despite their immense value, focus primarily on who you already know. KNODE's cloud-based platform helps you find who you SHOULD know, by automatically profiling & identifying experts via unique machine learning, big data processing algorithms. Multiple large pharmaceutical companies & universities rely on KNODE to dramatically improve access to, and management of, their collaborators & experts.


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    David Steinberg

    David Steinberg is a partner at PureTech Ventures and has been on the founding teams of KNODE Inc., Enlight Biosciences, and three other companies. Prior to PureTech, he was a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group and a researcher at P&G Pharmaceuticals. Steinberg earned a B.S. in biology with distinction at Cornell University and his M.B.A. in strategy and finance with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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    David Tharp
    Head of Business Development

    David Tharp has more than 10 years of international business development and strategy consulting experience in the life sciences industry. Before joining KNODE, David led US commercial assessments at EMD Serono as well as the UK Government’s biotechnology & pharmaceuticals business development group in the US. He earned a BSc. in Science/Biology from UMass/Amherst and his M.B.A. from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, England.

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    Steve Baron
    VP of Products

    Steve Baron gained 25 years of executive management and software engineering experience before helping to found KNODE in 2011. This is his fifth startup as an entrepreneur, having previously held senior technical leadership and new software product development roles, including at Desktone and Altaworks (acquired by OPNET). He holds an MBA and BS degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany.

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    Charbel Abdul-Massih
    VP of Engineering

    Charbel Abdul-Massih is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in software engineering/architecture, including web development across a variety of technology understand and develop all the different layers of a web application, from the database to the web layer. Previously, he was COO at venture-backed Take the Interview, and UI Architect/Lead at Decktone & Upromise. He earned a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University.


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    Stephen Muniz – Partner and General Counsel, PureTech Ventures
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    Katz, Nannis, and Solomon (Needham, MA)

Previous Investors

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    PureTech Ventures/Enlight Biosciences
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    Independent angel investors