BUSINESS INSIDER - May 13 - The Inner Circle, which vets people's LinkedIn profiles before letting them use the platform, went live in LA, San Fran, and Houston this week as it continues its expansion across the US. It launched in New York last October and signed up 32k people within the first three months. "The US has become our fastest growing market", said Michael Krayenhoff, co-founder of The Inner Circle. Overall, there are currently 280k people using the app. It is also active in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Paris and Stockholm, as well as London and Berlin. The company makes money by offering a premium version of its app and a number of events.