BLACKNEWS – Mar 3 – RealBlackLove.com has turned down a seven figure bid from a private equity firm to take over the company’s dating app. “I did not start this venture with a payout in mind,” said RealBlackLove.com CEO and founder, Joseph Dixon. See full article at BlackNews
KITNADDACE – Feb 19 – Whitney Wolfe, a co-founder of Tinder and the sole founder of Bumble, is now working to change the way women and men interact in this space. Q: How would you describe yourself?A: Twenty-six, hard working, never sleep, brain goes a million miles an hour, very dedicated…
CNN.COM – Feb 12 – After 16 years in the business, Dr. Neil Clark Warren is still committed to helping people find love. Warren is the 81-year-old co-founder and current CEO of eHarmony. In 2005, the company was sued for discrimination of same-sex couples. To settle a lawsuit, eHarmony launched
BETAKIT – Jan 30 – Bruce Croxon, founder of Lavalife, sat down with Markus Frind, founder of POF, for an interview. While Lavalife had 400 employees and a paid service, Frind worked on the site alone and made it the largest dating site in the world. Read More….
VCCIRCLE – Dec 17 – Dil Mil, a matchmaking app for South Asian expatriates, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from one of the founders of US-based music streaming app Saavn. Dil Mil had previously raised ~$1M in seed funding from a group of angel investors including Will Bunker,…
TECH CRUNCH – Dec 2 – Greg Tseng is stepping down from the CEO role after 11 years running its dating social network Tagged and game studio hi5. He’ll remain a board member. The company’s new CEO will be its COO
TECH CRUNCH – Nov 26 – Bullish is a new TechCrunch talk show. Their first guest was Arum Kang, the founder of Coffee Meets Bagel. She talked about how online dating has lost its stigma. “Online dating will be mobile only; that’s where the trend is going”, she also said….
OPW INTERVIEW – Aug 4 – Fondoo has message blasts which self destruct after 12 hours. So users can interact in the moment, with people who are active on the app. Here’s Keith’s overview of the app. – Mark Brooks Here’s the short version. Read More….
Match.com founder Gary Kremen answers whether or not his new venture, Sex.com, is the ultimate distillation of his earlier efforts. Gary, who gave his pitch … ___________________________ Read More….