Sean Rad

  • Swipes, Boundaries, and Moments with Tinder's Sean Rad | Full Interview

    Tinder’s Sean Rad Says He Has Not Swiped Right To Benchmark Or Other Investors

    Tinder Co-founder Sean Rad dodged a lot of questions on the Disrupt SF stage today, not least of which was the rumor that the hot dating app is raising a round at a valuation north of $750 million from Benchmark. “Rumors,” Rad stated when our MC Jordan Crook pressed him about it. “We haven’t raised any third-party capital and there’s no deal,” he told her. Read More

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Sean Rad, the co-inventor of the hottest dating game in the land, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 to chat about the success of Tinder and its plans for monetization. Tinder is also currently the subject of a lawsuit served by its former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe, which we have covered here. The app in its present iteration has been around since 2012, but… Read More

  • Burned

    Burned

    It’s hard to write a story without a protagonist, but here goes. In the past week, Tinder’s former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe filed a complaint with the California courts claiming that she was sexually harassed and discriminated against at work, stripped of her co-founder title, and pushed out of the company unfairly. The challenge in telling this story, as is very common… Read More

  • Tinder CEO’s Internal Memo Says Harassment Complaint Is Inaccurate

    Tinder CEO’s Internal Memo Says Harassment Complaint Is Inaccurate

    TechCrunch has obtained an internal memo sent from Tinder CEO Sean Rad to employees in the wake of a new lawsuit waged against the company. The lawsuit focuses on the relationship between Whitney Wolfe and Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, accusing him and the company of sexual harassment and sexism. Former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe has alleged that Justin Mateen, her ex boyfriend… Read More

  • Tinder's Sean Rad Talks to Alexia Tsotsis About Making Connections

    Tinder’s Sean Rad Hints At A Future Beyond Dating, Says The App Sees 350M Swipes A Day

    Sean Rad, founder and CEO of mobile dating app Tinder, offered his broader vision for the app and hinted at future features today at Disrupt Europe. Rad acknowledged that the “unwritten context” of Tinder right now is romantic relationships, but he argued that the basic mechanism, where two people are only connected when they both express interest in each other, is “a… Read More

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad To Speak At Disrupt Europe About Expanding Overseas

    Tinder’s Sean Rad To Speak At Disrupt Europe About Expanding Overseas

    Sean Rad’s Tinder is growing rapidly and looking to Europe for new opportunities. With that we’re excited to have him speak on expanding to international markets in a few weeks at Disrupt Europe. In 2009, Sean Rad co-founded Adly, a marketing platform that connects brands with celebrities and influencers to help them increase their footprint and reach their customers on social media. Read More