Innovacorp's Greg Phipps said the graduate job hunter-targeted site bridges a gap between the professional networking of LinkedIn and the "purely social networking of Facebook".

Innovacorp, which specialises in early stage commercialisation of academic research, has backed Equals6, a social networking platform for students, with $250,000.

The site has launched an online career development community which connects students with employers.

Greg Phipps, Innovacorp’s director of investment, said: "Equals6 has developed a compelling offering that leverages the power of social networking with the very real challenge companies face in finding and engaging the best and brightest graduates looking to start a meaningful career. The platform…

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