THE GUARDIAN - Jan 25 - Max Fischer launched the dating app BeLinked, which taps into LinkedIn data, after meeting a woman through the social network. BeLinked markets itself as a dating app for professionals. "Members must be "ambitious and career focused," says Max Fischer. LinkedIn has come under fire in recent years for facilitating unwanted contact from people searching for more than a business connection. Max got the idea when he was approached himself. "I noticed a woman looking at my LinkedIn page on a regular basis, through the popular 'who's viewed your profile' feature," he says. "So I decided to ask her for coffee. And it turned out to be a successful dating experience." Since launching 2 years ago, the BeLinked app has been downloaded in ~100 countries, although Fischer is reluctant to reveal how many users they have today.