Today marks the official release of Pineapple, an app that aims to reinvent professional networking for Generation Z. With Pineapple, young professionals will have a way to network with others via a visual story profile that functions somewhat like a digital portfolio. The platform is only right now accessible via iOS.
David Diamond, the CEO and co-founder of Pineapple, who is 22 years old, came up with the idea for the professional network while working as a product design intern at Intercom when he was 15 years old. Diamond was initially turned down by Intercom after submitting a conventional paper resume and being informed that he was too young for the position. Diamond claims he was successful in landing the position after enhancing his portfolio and resume.