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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate October 14-16 in London: http://www.internetdatingconference.com
- iDate Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted until Oct 31 : http://idateawards.com
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
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Dating App Happn Raised $14 Million, Wants To Enter Asia

TECH CRUNCH - Oct 1 - French dating app Happn just raised a $14M Series B round. Previously, the company had raised an $8M Series A round. Happn now has 6M users in 25 cities around the world. The next step is Asian expansion.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -asia.html

Enverro To Acquire Hong Kong Dating App DateTix

PROACTIVEINVESTORS - Oct 2 - Founded in 2013 and based in Hong Kong, DateTix is a dating app for people to host, discover, and go on real life dates. Enverro is the developer of a cloud-based workforce management platform designed specifically for the energy, construction and resources sectors. The company is acquiring DateTix for 12.5M ($0.40/per share) shares and 12M performance shares that vest on three key milestones.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tetix.html


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Lunch Actually Acquires Thailand's #1 Matchmaking Company

PRESS RELEASE - Oct 1 - Lunch Actually, Singapore based high-end matchmaking company, has acquired MeetNLunch, the number one matchmaking service for busy professionals in Thailand. This acquisition comes after Lunch Actually Group's recent launch of its dating app, LunchClick, in April 2015, as well as its expansion into Jakarta in October 2014. To date, LunchActually has ~400K members. Last year their revenue grew ~50% and hit a new revenue milestone of $5M. MeetNLunch has been connecting singles in Thailand since 2006.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... aking.html

The Number Of Spark Networks's Paid Subscribers Is Slowly Growing

MARKETWIRE - Oct 2 - Jewish networks subscribers grew 1.8% (64,144) compared to Q2 2015. Christian networks subscribers grew 0.4% to 122,068. SparkNetworks is also introducing a new operating metric - period ending subscribers.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... owing.html


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Tinder Takes Super Like Feature Global

CNET - Oct 1 - Tinder has released Super Like globally after its initial launch in Australia earlier this month. The new feature offers the option of swiping up to indicate a higher level of interest in the other user.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... lobal.html

Danish Dating App Teazr Is Expanding To The US

ONLINE POST - Sep 24 - Teazr has received 1.5M kroner ($225K) to market the app in the US, which has been the goal of the three founders – Daniel Delouya, Umar Akram and Simon Degn – from the start. Teazr is similar to Tinder but users must take and send a selfie when they get a match before they can chat together. Teazr launched on the Danish market in June this year, and so far ~15K users have downloaded the app.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... he-us.html


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The Business Of Dating Apps Is Disrupting Indian Culture

QUARTZ - Oct 1 - Tinder launched in 2013 in USA. Two years on, India is Tinder's top market in Asia. There are ~7.5M swipes in India each day, according to Tinder's spokesperson. Tinder users in India also send the most messages per match globally. The success of Tinder has encouraged several Indian entrepreneurs to launch dating app such as Woo or TrulyMadly. But the new dating apps are focusing more on women's safety and long term relationships. In March 2015, TrulyMadly raised $5.7M (Rs35 crore). This year has already seen several other dating apps raise funds. In July, iCrushiFlush had raised an undisclosed amount. In November 2014, another dating app Vee raised $1M.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... lture.html

Three Day Rule Matchmaker Reveals How She Tracks Down True Love For Her Clients

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - Sep 28 - Anna Leifeste is a full-time matchmaker at Three Day Rule, a personal matchmaking company based in Los Angeles. The dating service charges $3,5k for its three-month package, and $5k for six months that includes date coaching, styling and professional photography, according to Online Personal Watch. Anna, who has a master's degree in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, describes her day as a matchmaker.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ents-.html


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