According to Mike Arrington, Founder of TechCrunch and now CrunchBoard, the idea for the site came to him from people sending out networking emails.
A good percentage of emails coming to me every day are from people asking me which companies are hiring, or from companies asking me if I know someone who would be a good fit for a job.
I keep a separate email folder with these emails and introduce people as often as possible. But this isnâ€™t a scalable system, and I wanted to do more to match companies with people. So we built a job board and launched it today at CrunchBoard.com. Now these people can connect directly.
This looks like it will be a great way for people who want to find work in the web technology area as well as companies looking to hire people to help launch and develop their web services.
Mike and the Crunchers have just launched a new venture, Crunchboard. As far as I can tell, its just like TechCrunch, but you have to pay to get on it and the companies are even lamer.
Anway, I think its obvious that Mike just build CrunchBoard to help himself find a job after he leaves TechCrunch. Like, duh!
Either way, as Martha would say, it’s a very good thing.
Good luck with it Mike.