The Startup Roundup – 10th August 2018

Dating Startups

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Startup news this week:


  1. Alif Social: A brand new Muslim Connections app – Alif strives to create a safe space for Muslims who are looking to find friends, roommates, or a potential partner.
  2. DateMe ICO (DMX Token): Real Blockchain Matchmaking Dating System? – DateMe uses blockchain technology, AI and Deep Learning techniques to curate the users’ preferences.
  3. Cut to the Chase: Meet matches for the first time through video chat – Built in technology allows live inappropriate behaviour to be caught, recorded and reported immediately.
  4. Maidstone Investigator launches for online dating – Vet Your Date is an investigation agency aiming to catch out fake online dating profiles.
  5. Vouch encourages friends to help out – Launched by former ‘The Bachelor’ competitor, Sean Lowe, Vouch allows users’ friends to swipe along with them.
  6. DatingPositives is a dating space for people with STIs – The online dating website encourages people to be positive about being positive.
  7. How Much Does It Cost to Make an App – This blog post details how much it costs for a startup business to launch a premium standard app.