Archive.ly Creates a Unique Platform for Researching People

Perri Blake Gorman

In a recent interview from the Startup Grind conference in Mountain View, California, Perri Gorman from Archive.ly chats with Murray Newlands of YourStory about her experience in the startup world and what inspired her to build her latest company Archive.ly.

To find out more, watch the full interview below:

These are some key takeaways from the video:

  • Originally, Perri was inspired to start Archive.ly after spending 13+ years in the executive search industry, she realized that there wasn’t a platform out there that made it easy to search for important industry people and learn about them personally. Perri describes Archive.ly as the “Evernote about people,” and allows you to “build digital dossiers about anyone, from anywhere on the web.”
  • Perri makes the distinction that when it comes to finding out about people online, it’s no longer about simply finding information, rather it’s about finding the relevant information about people that you need, and Arcive.ly was built as the solution for doing that.
  • In regards to getting funding, Perri says that your network is important, especially in the beginning. Investors don’t just show up to your front door offering funding checks, but if you are able to prove to them that you have a network of people that support your product or business, the more likely they will be to support it as well. People want to see that new businesses and products are unique and that there are people who believe in their value, and being able to show that is the quickest route to receiving startup funding according to Perri.

If you have any questions after watching the video, feel free to ask them in the comments section below!


Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands is YourStory’s US Correspondent and Deputy Editor of Search Engine Journal. Murray founded The Mail in 2013, an angel-funded startup publication covering performance marketing and mobile marketing. Murray is an advisor to a number of bay area startups and has authored several books.