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This App Creates an Instant Digital Dossier for the People You Meet

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This story appears in the December 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Imagine you’re at a trade show, about to meet a potential customer. You could jump between LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to get yourself up to date on your prospect’s life, or you could enter the person’s name into the free Refresh mobile app and view his or her latest LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Foursquare updates, and even relevant e-mails from your inbox. The result is a timely, top-level dossier put together in seconds that can help you get a sense of the person’s interests, perspectives and passions.

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“I use it to break the ice with potential new hires,” says Brandon Leonardo, co-founder of Instacart, a San Francisco-based online grocery-delivery service with 80 employees.

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