Sean Rad

Little Spoon gets $7M for its organic baby food delivery service

The startup, backed by Vaultier7 and Kairos, has delivered 1 million meals across the U.S. in the last year.

Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Ju

Little Spoon is a baby food delivery service hoping to fly where others flopped

Food delivery startups have proven to be a hard business – focus is often on growth more than profits, with high burn rates, low returns and they can be logistics nightmares. But nevermind all t

Sean Rad steps away from CEO role (again) to run Tinder’s new Swipe Ventures

Today, Tinder is launching a new M&A branch of the company called Swipe Ventures, which will be led by Sean Rad. As part of the launch, Rad will step down as Tinder CEO and become chairman of both

Tinder Boost lets you pay your way to the front of the line

Tinder is introducing a new premium feature called Tinder Boost. The feature will let users pay to have their profiles displayed first to other users on the app in the same locale for 30 minutes. Acco

Tinder invests in Vina as it inches toward friend-finding

Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, has today announced that it participated as an investor in Vina’s latest funding round. Vina, a social network where girls can meet and nurture new frien

Homee raises $5M from Founders Fund and Tinder CEO to help you furnish your place

Let’s face it, you’re never going to win the HGTV Dream Home. My family has entered the maximum number of times for the last decade and has nothing to show for it. At some point every mil

Sean Rad says Tinder will be more trans-friendly

Tinder is set to unveil a new experience for transgender users within the next couple of months. Thus far, the app has never accounted for the non-gender-conforming demographic, instead exclusively

Did Match Violate IPO “Quiet Period” Rules with Tinder Interview?, which is expected to price its IPO tonight, has just filed an updated document with the SEC, saying that it did not condone Tinder CEO’s Sean Rad interview with the London Evening Standar

Sean Rad Of Tinder, Ladies And Gentleman

Today, the world woke up to a profile of sorts from the London Evening Standard. The profile was about Tinder CEO Sean Rad. And it was, well, special. Where to start? First, let's get the serious stuf

Tinder’s Super Like Rolls Out Globally

Tinder, the digital equivalent of making flirty eyes at someone across a bar, is today globally launching the Super Like, the digital equivalent of walking up to someone in a bar and saying “Um,

Tinder’s Super Like Says More Than A Simple Right Swipe

Tinder has today unveiled a new feature called Super Like, which is just about as close to ‘love’ as you can come on the ultra-popular dating app. In essence, Super Like lets users alert a

Tinder Cofounder Sean Rad Back In As CEO

Last night it was revealed that Sean Rad, cofounder and President of Tinder, would return to the CEO position he once held and, in March, handed over to Ebay exec Chris Payne. In a press release, one

Tinder’s First Advertisement Is One Big Experiment

This week, Tinder unveiled its first ad in the form of a video promoting Budweiser’s next #Whatever, USA campaign. The video ad will show up for Tinder users the next time they open the app, but

Tinder’s Sean Rad Swipes Right On Disrupt NY

Tinder cofounder Sean Rad has been interviewed at Disrupt Europe in 2013, at Disrupt San Francisco in 2014, and this year, he'll be hitting up the Disrupt NY stage. Tinder has had a wild year. The

Former eBay Exec Chris Payne Is A Match For New Tinder CEO

After an announcement months ago that Tinder founder Sean Rad would be stepping out of the CEO role and into a more presidential position, the decision has finally been made on a new CEO for the growi

Hate It Or Love It, Tinder’s Right Swipe Limit Is Working

Tinder has been making waves the past month with the introduction of Tinder Plus, a premium tier of the service that adds extra features like the ability to rewind a left swipe or search for potential

Tinder Tests Limited Right Swipes

Tinder is looking at a way to swipe left on spam. The company released an update to the app that includes a beta feature for Tinder Plus called "Unlimited Likes". Obviously, unlimited likes is alr

Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobi

College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

Over the past few months, a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from a former Tinder employee has rocked Tinder. CMO Justin Mateen was suspended almost immediately (and then resigned) and the
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