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Comparably Snags eHarmony Vet As CMO

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Santa Monica-based Comparably , the startup which helps employees and employers track compensation and company culture data, has snagged a high profile hire this morning, hiring on eHarmony veteran Armen Avedissian as its new Chief Marketing Officer. comparably eharmony jason nazar armen avedissian executive chief marketing officer

eHarmony Taps Zynga Vet As New CEO

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Santa Monica-based eHarmony , the online dating and matchmaking site, announced this morning that it has named Jeremy Verba as its new Chief Executive Officer. The site said that Verba will help the firm as its expands its markets internationally and via mobile. eharmony zynga executive dating matchmakingOnline, and CNET.

eHarmony Names VP

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Los Angeles-based eHarmony has named a new VP to head up its new job matching service, Elevated Careers , according to the company. eHarmony says it has promoted Dan Erickson to Vice President, ElevatedCareers, after he helped spearhead the development of the new platform for the company. READ MORE>>.

eHarmony Names Chief Product Officer

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Los Angeles-based eHarmony said Tuesday that it has named Ken Walker as Chief Product Officer of the company. The company said Walker helped grow ZipRecruiter from a bootstrapped startup to its first $100M in revenues. eharmony executive walker chief product officer ziprecruiterREAD MORE>>.

Velocify Wins eHarmony

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , which develops cloud-based, sales automation software, has scored a win over at eHarmony. Velocify said that eHarmony is using the company''s lead management tools for eH+, eHarmony''s new premium matchmaking service. Financial impact of the deal was not announced. READ MORE>>.

eHarmony Adds Personal Counseling, Matchmaking Service

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Santa Monica-based eHarmony is going beyond the algorithm, and into personalized counseling, saying this morning that it has launched a new service it calls eH+ , which will join a personal counselor to its algorithmically driven services to present users with personalized service. READ MORE>>.

eHarmony Launches Gay and Lesbian Web Site

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Pasadena-based eHarmony has launched a gay and lesbian web site, Compatible Partners , which the firm says will help gay and lesbian singles to find long-term relationships. eHarmony said that pricing for Compatible Partners will be the same as eHarmony.com. Tags: eharmony compatible partners lesbian dating READ MORE>>.

HipGeo Launches Updated iPhone Travel Blogging App

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DinnerDate.com Launches Group Dating Service In San Diego

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The service helps to arrange gatherings of six to 12 singles at top restaurants in a city. Wish there were a more relaxed way to meet people?

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

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eHarmony for me fell into that camp. I'm always happy to try to help startups figure out how to go after creating their MVP

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Rexter Finds Funding To Help Professionals Manage Relationships

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A new, Altadena-based startup, Rexter , has scored some funding to help it build its software algorithms and tools to help manage a user's professional relationships. The company--co-founded by Andy Wilson (Momentum Venture Partners, Yahoo) and John Slade (Yahoo)--apparently recently raised a round which included Siemer Ventures.

Triptrotting Looks To Connect Travelers, Locals

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Pasadena-based Triptrotting , a new startup funded by Idealab, is launching its service today, to help match travelers to like-minded local hosts. Triptrotting uses an algorithm to match travelers and locals, to help them on their trips. Triptrotting's founders are Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng. READ MORE>>.

HipGeo Launches API

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Fullerton-based HipGeo , the developer of location-aware website applications backed by Morado Venture Partners, eHarmony's Galen Buckwalter, and angel Robert Bingham, said today that it has released its new public Application Programming Interface (API). READ MORE>>. hipgeo iphone mobile android developer mapping tracking

HipGeo Targets Travelers With iPhone App

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The firm said its new "Trips" feature helps iPhone users to take pictures and track their travels, allowing them to share those travels and locations with their friends. The firm said the updated app helps users record and share those trips with friends via Facebook, Twitter, email, text, or within a blog or other web page.

Love Lab Looks To Add Trust To Online Dating Apps

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The new startup--backed by longtime area startup veteran Jon Kraft, and run by TV stars Steven and JoAnn Ward (Master Matchmakers, VH-1)--said it is looking to help online daters gain a level of trust in online profiles, and to help conquer the issue of daters "seriously misrepresenting" themselves on their profile. READ MORE>>.

Three Southern California Startups Setting You Up For Valentine's Day

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Mark Douglas, Steelhouse President and CEO, is formerly from Oracle and was the VP of Technology at eHarmony. Silicon Valley? B2B: Docstoc.

Entreprenuer Network

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level. and Ph.D.

Startup CTO Speaking

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Most notably, he was the original CTO for eHarmony for its first four years making him partly responsible for more than 4% of the marriages every year. He ends by looking at how this might help startups in the room. So, here goes: Dr. Tony Karrer Over the past 15 years, Tony has been a part-time CTO for more than 30 startups.

Payoff.com Launches Personal Finance Site, Backed By $3.5M

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In particular, the firm is looking to help consumers pay off their debt and meet savings goals, with a social twist. Among the notable advisors to the firm is Dr. Galen Buckwalter, founder and Chief Scientist at eHarmony. READ MORE>>. payoff scott saunders social network debt loan finance financial personal manage

Interview: Mark Douglas, President & CEO, SteelHouse Media

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Former Vice President of Technology at eHarmony and Vice President of Engineering at the Rubicon Project. For his exact quotes, watch the video.

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software

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A new, online coupon software "bookmarklet" called Koupon Kitty --backed by Juvo Capital, the investment firm of Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao--said it launched Wednesday, to help consumers find the best coupon codes for various e-commerce sites. READ MORE>>. koupon kitty bookmarklet browser software savings deals coupons code coupon

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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They can tell us what it is, what the business plan is, what the audience is, and the benefit of that event and we''ll help them get started.

How DinnerDate.com Takes Online Dating Offline, with Andrew Connell

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We wanted to use the Internet to make things easy and help create initial connections. What's DinnerDate.com? What's your background? Thanks!

How Let's Date Is Taking On Mobile Dating, With Sean Suhl

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And it's not an eHarmony questionnaire with life questions. What also helps us stand out, is we're not doing search. Why Let's Date?

Payoff.com Gets $2.0M

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Los Angeles-based Payoff.com , the online personal finance website aimed at helping consumers pay of their debt, has raised $2.0M The site, headed by Scott Saunders, uses social networking, gamification, and connections to social networking sites to help inspire users to pay of their debt and improve their finances. READ MORE>>.

OnGreen Ties With Chinese Science Park

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OnGreen said it has partnered with Zhongguancun Science Park (Z-Park), which operates a science and technology center housing more than 20,000 companies, to help match clean technology companies between Chinese companies and the rest of the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. But emerging entrepreneurial hubs around the country are giving startup aspirants options. What makes L.A.

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And Mark Suster has been fostering an environment to help find and grow the best and brightest new LA tech companies with  LAunchpad. link].

TrulySocial Launches Flirting App In LA

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It''s unclear if the London company has any other links to LA, which is the home of such companies as Snapchat , Tinder , Spark.com , and eHarmony.

How Rexter Is Turning Connections Into Business, with Andy Wilson

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We spoke with CEO and founder Andy Wilson about how Rexter is looking to help business professionals further develop their relationships.

Start-up Advisors

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I've recently begun a round table that I'm hoping will help in a small way, but even there it's going to barely scratch the surface. eHarmony for start-up / advisor relationships Andrew Warner from Mixergy posted - Before Looking for Funding, Get an Advisor. That's great advice. Of course, it's sometimes hard to find advisors.

Matching Algorithm

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Because I was the Acting CTO for eHarmony at it's start, I quite often get introduced to people who have an idea for a startup company that is based on some kind of matching algorithm. They describe the company as the eHarmony of careers, clothes, jobs, college, tutoring services, doctors, service companies, investments, etc.

Interview with Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng, TripTrotting

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The Los Angeles startup is looking to help connect travelers with local guides and hosts. Anywhere you go, you have a local friend. Thanks!

Rexter Gets $1.5M To Put Contact Management On Steroids

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The startup, led by Andy Wilson, said it has created a big-data driven system to analyze a user's professional relationship, and helps organize and syncrhonize contact data, emails, meetings, and phone calls. READ MORE>>. rexter venture capital professional relationship management software

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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Having worked on eHarmony where the intake is 2 hours and was completely counter to the prevailing trend, I think the analyst missed the point. Maybe its because Im 66", but I think most clothes shopping really stinks and when was the last time that a sales person was actually helpful. really think MyShape has a great concept.

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A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

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What can they do for funding, where can they go for help? He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles – Cliff Allen

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One of the places where eHarmony really took off was on radio. Cliff, remind me about your background? in 1998. Hey, radio. Great stuff. world?

Social Media Matching

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would agree that the primary goal for most social networking sites today is to help produce deeper relationships and build new online communities. want to find people who can help me with ideas around the business model for my startup idea. We want more eHarmony’s in the world. Call it relationship inflation. Product purchases.