TrustRadius – A great new Technology Crowdsourcing concept from Vinay Bhagat

Earlier in the year, I wrote an article about Technology Crowdsourcing.  There is a new player in this space named TrustRadius.

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The talented Vinay Bhagat and his team have created a unique platform which compiles software reviews sourced from product experts.  Key differentiators in this new platform include:

  1. TrustRadius is really focused on trying to source in-depth insights from primary product users/ experts
  2. The reviews of TrustRadius are structured, and soon will be able to be added to, and amended over time.  Structure allows for curation into things like comparisons.

They were launched in May and were funded by the Mayfield Fund in July and are rapidly starting to scale.  So far, they have 23k monthly visitors and are growing at 30% per month.

Review of Microsoft Business Intelligence at TrustRadius

For interested higher education folks, I’ve posted a few reviews there that you may find interesting:

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Technology Crowdsourcing: What do you think?

I’ve recently found a few good product comparison sites and have written a few posts/reviews for them.  This type of crowdsourcing  will become the future of the initial phases of procurement, but it will not replace the expertise of organizations like Gartner and Forrester.  Not only are these sites a brilliant idea, but it keeps the vendors honest.  Think of your personal life.  Do you use YelpAngies ListTripAdvisor?  I do – and I can only imagine that technology crowdsourcing sites will continue to grow.  What do you think?

Here are a few that I’ve recently discovered.  I hope that you find them as helpful as I did!

 

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