To kick off our first ever blog post, we would like to introduce ourselves and tell you how Swishlinks came to be.
This story all begins with hair…stay with us, it will make sense.
When Co-founder and CEO, Ali Shahanaghi, was young, he would watch his mom cut her clients’ hair at their in-house salon. His mom had clients that ranged anywhere from painters to accountants. As she learned what each clients’ profession, interests, or hobbies were, she would match people together based on their needs and interests. She would connect house painters to people that needed touchups on their home, business owners to accountants, and nannies to parents that just needed a break. Ali realized the importance of connections and the power of introductions just through observing everyday interactions. He, also, recognized that every person has multiple interests that might not be apparent when first meeting someone. Throughout the years, Ali absorbed this information and recognized that everyone has more depth to them than what is initially presented.
Ali’s long-time coworker and friend, Charbel Seif, now Co-founder and CTO, became involved in the project when Ali came to him with an idea and together they created what is now known as Swishlinks. For about a year, Swishlinks was their side project and they would meet on weekends to layout their ideas. At first, they saw a need for a platform where the focus was put on introducing people that either share common skills or are looking for others with a specific skill set. Then, they realized that people needed to be well presented in order for others to fully understand their personality, skills, hobbies and passions. They came to a conclusion that there needed to be a professional network that highlights personality, creativity and the daily grind. Thus, Swishlinks was created; a professional social networking app for hustlers, creators and innovators.
Fast-forward to today where we have a team of unique individuals with diverse interests and skills that work together to make Swishlinks the best possible version of itself we can. We take pride in knowing that Swishlinks will help people showcase their skills, goals, interests, etc., all while making it easy to be connected to other individuals.
We welcome you to explore Swishlinks and start showcasing your full self, so you never miss out on another opportunity.