Affinity Labs

Developing the next generation of consumer portals. Affinity Labs builds online communities to improve the lives, careers and education of our members. Affinity Labs is based in San Francisco, CA and is led by an accomplished management team. In January 2008, Affinity Labs was acquired by Monster Worldwide.

CEO: Christopher Michel

Christopher Michel is an American investor, entrepreneur and photographer. He is the founder of Affinity Labs and and runs Nautilus Ventures, a seed venture fund. In 1999, he founded, an online portal for servicemembersveterans and their families. was one of the first online social networks to reach scale in the United States. In 2006, Michel founded Affinity Labs, which runs a portfolio of online professional communities. The first, launched in March 2007, was Both and Affinity Labs were purchased by Monster Worldwide.