Kendo is an Email Finder database that claims to have over 150 million personal and business email addresses.
Kendo reveals emails using a browser extension that run on your LinkedIn (Sales Navigator and LinkedIn Recruiter).
Jobin provides the same service by disclosing emails,
phone numbers and social profiles both from its browser plugin
and from the Jobin platform itself.
This can happen on-request or even automatically when you are actually sending a message to a prospect but the email is missing.
We should say that comparing the two products is actually not correct because
Jobin has a lot more features combined in an organic B2B prospecting platform
while Kendo is just a contact finder and verifier.
Kendo produces contacts lists that you have to export to an external ATS or CRM or maybe to a mailer tool.
Jobin, on the other hand, covers the entire cycle from sourcing potential customers, to screening, enriching and outreach with the messaging campaign. Nevertheless exporting data is also possible.
Both Kendo and Jobin also provide personal email and telephone in addition to the business emails.
Jobin has advanced management of both work and personal emails with automatic detection between the two. In fact Jobin also performs and manages the messaging.
With Jobin, finding contacts does not simply mean producing a list of emails like in Kendo.
Jobin maintains the full profile of your prospects and candidates including their email contacts, so no data transfer is required to keep your information together or even to get your marketing campaigns started.
In fact, Jobin also manages the outreach and the actual use of the emails.
The messaging system setup allows you to select your preferred and most appropriate email type based on your messaging characteristics. So, for example, a recruiter will prefer to submit a new job offer using a private email rather than the company email where the candidate currently works.
During email sending automation with Jobin, in case of missing emails there is the possibility that the preferred email can be retrieved automatically.
An interesting feature of Kendo is the Instagram email hunter which is able to extract emails
from Instagram profiles.
Another interesting one is the Domain Email Search where you provide the company URL to extract the employees email address.
Both Kendo and Jobin use a Chrome extension which allows you to capture data while browsing LinkedIn profiles. The Jobin extension, however, has additional control and importing capabilities and is not limited to scraping data from LinkedIn profile pages.
With Kendo you have to visit a LinkedIn profile, click on the icon and get contact information (if available). Then, if this is important, you can click the "Bookmark" button to save the company name and title of that profile along with your note.
With Jobin the equivalent operation is much more efficient in terms of automation.
In particular, Jobin allows you to import from the single profile view, from a LinkedIn search results, from the list of group members,
from the lists of event attendees and even from the people who comment on a post 😎
Each of these import operations can start with just one click, without browsing on LinkedIn and automatically get hundreds of relevant profiles.
In addition to that, the Jobin extension is able to import profiles in full along with the contact information.
The possibility offered by Jobin to import profiles in bulk, is a big advantage in terms of productivity compared to the need to visit each profile (as you should do in Kendo).
In Kendo the only thing you can do is bookmark each of your leads and put them in a list.
In comparison, the segmentation of your leads in Jobin is much more advanced.
Jobin allows you to customize pipelines with any stage you may need in your
business workflow, it could be a recruiting or a sales workflow
that fits the process in use at your company.
Thus the profiles that you import from LinkedIn, enriched with their contact information,
will be brought into a complete journey of messaging and interactions,
to facilitate your conversion into customers (or hire in case of recruiting).
By the way ... Jobin also takes care of the multi-channel outreach (LinkedIn and email messaging) on a large scale and tracks every step 😀.
Another important difference is the amount of information available in each profile.
With Kendo you can upload contact lists and find email addresses in bulk.
The same is possible with Jobin with the addition of the LinkedIn URL, and the possibility to enrich with the full prospect bio, career history, role, location and much more than just contact information.
Kendo has a Free plan where it offers 50 emails per month.
It gives you 600 credits for $17/month.
Jobin provides you with all publicly available emails and contact information for Free, because this is included in Jobin's free forever sourcing tool and only charges for those that are not available.
It goes without saying that with a tool like Kendo that only provides you with emails and telephone numbers,
you need to buy additional tools to get your job done and
be ready to continually perform data transfer operations between your set of tools.
One to search, one to send emails, another to keep track of people contacted.
Due to this need, Kendo has integration with a number of external CRM tools such as Hubspot, Zoho, Pipedrive and also Zapier.
Jobin's approach is to integrate all the functionality needed on a daily basis by the majority of recruiters, marketers, salespeople and business owners.
All in one package that works smoothly at every stage of your daily routine.
So the lead generation can be followed by filtering operations, contact finding, emailing and outreach even on LinkedIn to the selected prospects.
This translates into a considerable saving of money and, above all, a saving of time, because this totally eliminates any data transfer operation between different products and everybody knows that these things are not always 100% smooth.
Kendo uses old technology to extract emails from LinkedIn and this is a bit invasive on LinkedIn servers. This could flag and ban your LinkedIn account.
An additional problem is the fact that a "close" button is missing, so the pop-up continually opens and makes LinkedIn queries. This is not only annoying, but it is also a problem because it will exaggerate the queries made on LinkedIn and this also annoys LinkedIn ... 😉
Jobin probably has the most advanced technology about LinkedIn integration. Safety is guaranteed by the smoothness of the operations and also by the fact that there are several monitoring and throttling systems that allow you to have full control over your account. It's often better than using LinkedIn manually.
Kendo, is not comparable to Jobin simply because it is selling contact information that in most of the cases Jobin is disclosing for free.
Then Jobin has so many more additional features combined into several "Solutions", that together cover the whole marketing cycle from sourcing your prospects, screening, enrich profiles and outreach with automatic messaging campaign.
The 'All-in-one' characteristic of Jobin and its rich Free Forever Plan simply outmatch Kendo.
Kendo is just a nice simple tool that you need to integrate with additional external CRM and mailers software, piling up with the costs and with the time consuming and hassles of data transfer between them.