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The Fledge App is an Enterprise Social Network Designed for Today’s Professionals that Empowers our users to Connect Better, Work Smarter & Act in the Moment.
Fledge is a Mobile as-a-Service, Enterprise Social Network (ESN) that converges a 'Free' Business Networking App, with an integrated Private Business Network (PBN), offered to Employers at a low cost subscription based service. The Fledge Enterprise Social Network (ESN) provides Organizations with a simple and effective way to communicate and align interests with the ‘digital generations’ to support a fun and engaged employee-centered workplace. 

What Problem Are They Solving?

The Digital Generations have arrived and are now the largest segment of the global workforce. Despite workplace shifts, research shows Senior Executives and HR Leaders are not taking the time to understand and engage their new Talent Pool.  Today Millennials in the workforce are 29% Engaged and 71% Disengaged according to the Deloitte Millennial Survey.  Millennial turnover costs the U.S. economy over $30.5 billion annually (Gallup).

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

Fledge is a 'Next Gen' Business Networking platform that converges a Free business networking app with a Mobile-as-a-service framework.  Fledge uses a proprietary multi-tenant design that provides organizations with a subscription-based Private Business Network (PBN).  The Fledge App provides its users a transformative Omni-Channel Framework that creates an Integrated experience, using AI and Geo fencing methodologies to discover deeper insights and make recommendations that drives business improving outcomes. 

📍 Location

Washington, DC Metro

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Software, Social Media

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding Range


🙌 Founder Demographics


Big Wins

  • Fledge was inducted into Startup Grind Global's 2018 "Top 50" who represent the elite class of entrepreneurial stars from around the world. Startup Grind Global vetted over 6000 applicants from 115 countries.   
  • Fledge was introduced on Feb 13th from Fox Theatre’s Big Stage in Silicon Valley.  
  • The Fledge App is now available: iTunes App Store & Google Play.

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Mike Ratti

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