Robert Gaal believes that nurturing our professional relationships becomes incredibly important when our economy is under stress. “People today actively look to make more meaningful, trusted, and real connections in their professional lives,” he says in a blog post announcing the launch of Cooper, a private professional network.
Gaal is the co-founder and CEO of Cooper. Previously, he was a product manager at Google, where we connected millions of job seekers to employers. He was also the managing director of the first Google tech hub in Amsterdam. He was the co-founder of Wakoopa, an analytics company acquired by GfK, and Karma, the first shareable mobile provider in the US. Gaal is also an angel investor and a member of the Atomico Angel program.