Virtual dates and video speed dating: Dating.com Group launches a $50 million corporate venture fund 

The dating startup world is notorious for few exits, and a similarly slim number of buyers. There’s Match Group, which owns Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, and there’s Spark Networks, which owns Christ

Spark Networks SE closes its $258M acquisition of dating brand Zoosk

Berlin-based Spark Networks, the owner of niche dating app brands like Christian Mingle, Jdate, LDSsingles, Silver Singles, JSwipe and others, today announced it has acquired Match.com competitor Zoos

Zoom addresses CFO’s past workplace conduct ahead of IPO

Zoom prices its IPO, defends CFO after an anonymous source exposed a previously undisclosed workplace relationship.

VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, Crunchbase News took a look at the state of that most awkward of pairings: startups and the pursuit of finding a mate.

Bessemer Venture Partners has a brand new $1.85B fund

Another VC firm has raised its largest fund ever.

Zoosk relaunches dating app Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games

Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of trivia applications like HQ Trivia, dating app maker Zoosk has just released an experimental app that combines trivia with the potential for meeting someone n

Dating apps are embracing video

Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would a

Zoosk takes on Tinder with debut of Lively, a free app that uses video to tell stories

Zoosk, the online dating company with 38 million members, is today launching a new application called Lively, aimed at a younger demographic. The app is meant to be Zoosk’s answer to Tinder&#82

Dating App Zoosk Destroyed By Tinder, Drops 1/3 Of Staff

Despite $61 million in funding, Zoosk is getting swiped to death. A source told TechCrunch the dating startup is laying off a huge chunk of its staff, and now the company confirms over 40 people will

Dating Service Zoosk Lays Off 15% Of Staff, Company Confirms

Dating service Zoosk has laid off 15 percent of its employees this week, sources told TechCrunch, and the company now confirms. According to a spokesperson, the move was made as part of a larger effor

Dating Platform Zoosk Ditches IPO Plan As Founders Exit Leadership Roles

Zoosk, the online dating platform that has been around since 2007, has today announced changes to leadership, with CFO Kelly Steckelberg taking over as CEO. She will be replacing co-founder Shayan Zad

Online Dating Site Zoosk Files For $100M IPO, With $178M In Revenues And A $2.6M Net Loss In 2013

Zoosk just filed its S-1 registration statement today, announcing its plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. The company, which has offers up a website and apps for daters around t

WooMe Acquired By Zoosk In Apparent Firesale

Social dating company <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/zoosk">Zoosk</a> has <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8933561.htm">acquired</a> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/c

JDate Slaps Zoosk, OkCupid, And 2RedBeans With Patent Lawsuit Over Secret Admiring

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/hot.png" class="shot2">It appears that Jewish dating site <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/product/jdate">JDate</a> has filed a patent lawsu

Online Dating Site Zoosk's 2010 Sales Up 250 Percent To $90 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/www-zoosk.png" class="shot2">Online dating site <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/zoosk">Zoosk</a> is announcing some impressive reve

Zoosk Lands Another $30 Million For Social Dating

<a href="http://www.zoosk.com"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/cp_1259819351_zoosklogo-215x88.png" width="215" height="88" /></a><a href="http://www.zoosk.com">Zoosk</a>, the

Zoosk Hits 40 Million Members, Eyes $20 Million In Revenue This Year

<a href="http://www.zoosk.com"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/zoosklogo-215x88.png" width="215" height="88" /></a>For a long time, dating sites and social networks have been