The app in its present iteration has been around since 2012, but Rad’s story begins much earlier. He’s a serial entrepreneur, founding companies like Adly and Cardify, which launched at Disrupt NY 2012, before shifting focus to Tinder.
He has helped to grow the company from a project at a hackathon to an app that now boasts 10 million matches and 750 million swipes per day.
For those not in the dating scene, Tinder is a mobile app that shows you pictures of people in your area. You swipe left if you’re not into it and swipe right if you’re down. If someone else also swiped right on you, then you’re matched and able to chat.
Tinder’s design was inspired by a deck of cards, and its game-like interface stretches all the way into the messaging: “Keep playing!” the app urges you after a match.
Rad has been there from the very beginning, and should not only be able to shed light on his own company, but help us with insights on the future of the online dating world.
We’re excited to have him back. Along with launching Cardify at the event in 2012, he sat down with TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis last year at Disrupt Berlin 2013 but, since then, a lot has changed in Tinder’s world. He joins other notable speakers such as Peter Thiel and Marc Benioff.