The Startup Roundup – 2nd March 2018

Dating Startups

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Startup news this week:


  1. This founder started the ‘Tinder’ for suicide prevention that spread to 55 countries – ‘Be A Looper’, has been announced as a finalist in the Global Mobile Awards 2018, known as ‘The Oscars of the mobile industry’
  2. New Dating App Available – The app is called Invite and Meet. A team in Miami decided to poll people in the area. They wanted to find out what people were interested in doing in the area besides hooking up.
  3. Superdate Announces Plans for Initial Coin Offering – Superdate Networks, Inc. (“Superdate”), creator of a leading activity-based, activity-focused dating application, today announced its intention to launch an Initial Coin Offering with the introduction of SuperdateCoin™.
  4. Website Offering Auckland Singles Safety in Numbers When Going on Blind Dates – Date With Eight is an events focused dating service where singles, aged between 22 and 60, register their interest in upcoming events online and meet up in groups of up to eight people in Auckland.
  5. This Dating Service Matches Singles Who Love to Ski – Ski Souls, a new dating and travel service, brings eligible singles who love to ski and explore the great outdoors together on the slopes.
  6. This NYC Startup Takes a Bolde Approach to Modern Dating – Bolde is a safe place where women can discuss challenges when it comes to dating and being single.
  7. Swipe Right for Cute Kitties: ‘Kittinder’ to Find Homes for Cats in Saskatoon – “Kittinder” — inspired by Tinder — creates profiles for kittens and cats that need homes in the hope that people will “swipe right” to find their new feline companion.
  8. An eHarmony for Adopting Kids? Florida Launches Novel Computer-Matching Pilot Program – Family-Match is using technology developed by the former senior research scientist of eHarmony to try to connect the 800-plus Florida children languishing in foster care with adults who have signed up to adopt.