DNAINFO – July 30 – Dating app Cheekd now wants to connect people who walk past each other in real life. Users will be automatically notified if someone else within 30 feet of them also has the app. If they like their profiles, they can “get cheeky”, which means express interest in each other. CEO Lori Cheek started working on the project years ago. She went on ABC’s “Shark Tank” show to pitch an earlier version of the app, where users handed out cards to people they were interested in. None of the sharks wanted to invest $100K in the company, but Cheek ended up raising more from other sources. That’s when she started revamping the idea.
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