eHarmony Targets Jobs Recruiting


Los Angeles-based matchmaking service eHarmony said it is launching a new, job search site, which takes the technology behind its online matchmaking site and applies it to the area of job matching and employee recruiting. According to eHarmony, the new Elevated Careers platform will match job seekers with prospective employers, using a compatibility matching system based on workers' personalities and values and companies' cultures.

Comparably Snags eHarmony Vet As CMO


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--which is led by serial entrepreneur Jason Nazar--offersup an online salary comparison site which also helps companies to find candidates for jobs, among other services.

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eHarmony In Advertising Push, As Warren Revamps Firm


Santa Monica-based online matchmaking site eHarmony is planning a big advertising push, as the firm said it has revamped its management team under founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren. According to eHarmony, it is launching a brand new, marketing and television campaign which will feature Dr. Warren in what it says are "new, humorous situations." The move comes as eHarmony says it has been working to refresh and revamp its experience and drive users to return to the service.

eHarmony's Waldorf Backs Online Education Firm


Greg Waldorf , who was the founding investor in Los Angeles-based eHarmony , and was previously its CEO, is the lead investment in an online education firm''s Series A. Series A funding for the company this morning. The company''s online education services are similar to those offered by Carpinteria-based eharmony lynda video education online capital venture grovo

eHarmony CEO Waldorf Leaves Firm


Santa Monica-based eHarmony , the online relationship matching service, said late Tuesday that CEO Greg Waldorf has stepped down as CEO and board member of the firm. eHarmony said that Waldorf has served for more than 11 total years for the company, five years as CEO. Waldorf also was the founding investor in eHarmony. eharmony marriage dating online matchmaking executive greg waldorf

eHarmony: More than 600,000 Marriages, New Job Matching Service


Santa Monica-based online matchmaking site eHarmony said Tuesday that it now has more than 600,000 marriages to its credit, with approximately one in seven people in America having subscribed to the service at one point or another. eHarmony also said it will be releasing its job matching service, Elevated Careers, in Q4. eharmony matchmaking dating mobile relationship marriage tinder jobs matching careers

eHarmony Names VP


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. Erickson previously worked at such company's as Tom's of Maine, Concordia Partners, and Brand Partners Group, along with

eHarmony Names Chief Product Officer


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 operates an online and mobile matchmaking service, and also recently launched a service called Elevated Careers, which uses the company's algorithms to match job seekers with companies who are hiring.

Velocify Wins eHarmony


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. Velocify is led by Nick Hedges; the company was previously known as Leads360. velocify sales lead eharmony management software cloud funnel saas marketing leads360

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. I have some pretty specific thoughts on the differences between companies in the two cities, as I wrote about in my previous post A Tale of Two Tech Cities.

eHarmony Founder Neil Clark Warren Steps Down From CEO Post


Los Angeles-based eHarmony said on Tuesday that its founder and CEO, Dr. Neil Clark Warren , has stepped down from his role as CEO. According to eHarmony, it has named Grant Langston as its new CEO. eHarmony did not say why Warren decided to step down, however, Langston was part of eHarmony's original founding team. eHarmony was founded 16 years ago. as a result of eHarmony. eharmony relationship executive neil clark warren founder

eHarmony Rolls Android Wear App


Santa Monica-based online matchmaking service eHarmony is jumping into the smart watch market, saying today that it has launched its mobile app for Android Wear and Samsung Gear S. According to eHarmony, the move is a part of the shift by the company to a "mobile-first" product development process. eHarmony said the app will display notifications that are sync''d with a user''s phone, allowing users to see a match''s name, age, location, photos, and messages.

eHarmony Rolls Out Rose Bowl Float


Santa Monica-based online matchmaking site eHarmony rolled out its own Rose Bowl float yesterday, saying that it is the "first dot com" to have a float in the Rose Parade. eHarmony did not say how much it cost it to sponsor a float in the parade. eharmony float rose bowl rosebowl

eHarmony Completes Final IT Infrastructure Update


Los Angeles-based eHarmony , the online matchmaking services provider, said yesterday that it has completed a major IT infrastructure refresh. The big push to update the company's systems--including what had been a old web, non mobile friendly UI--started four years ago, when the company pulled back founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren as CEO. The company said the refresh is the third phase of IT infrastructure plans it first announced in 2014.

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eHarmony: Subscriber Numbers Hit Record


Santa Moica-based matchmaking site eHarmony said today that it has hit a record breaking number of subscribers, thanks to the return of founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren two years ago. The service said it has seen a 54 percent growth in subscribers since Warren''s return, which the company said came after a "serious decline" due to its prior management team. eHarmony did not report on the exact number of subscribers using the service now.

eHarmony Completes IT Infrastructure Refresh


Santa Monica-based eHarmony --which has been in the midst of a major refresh of its externally facing design, apps, and business to cater to the new, mobile user base--said this week that it has also completed a major, IT infrastructure refresh on the back of its services. The company said it reduced its physical servers by at least 40 percent, implementation of private cloud infrastructure, blade servers, virtualization, and implementation of a Hadoop 2.0

eHarmony Gets A Makeover


Online dating and matchmaking asite eHarmony is looking to update the company''s image, and has gotten a makeover--looking to prove that it''s still in the dating game. The Santa Monica-based company said that it has launched a next generation site, which it had codenamed "Malibu", to drive new growth and new members for the service. Warren recently returned to head up eHarmony as CEO, and the company has been making a concerted push to grow its services.

eHarmony Aims At International Markets For Growth


Santa Monica-based matchmaking site eHarmony is looking to the overseas market to grow its service, saying today that it is launching a "globalization initiative" this year to add one new country per quarter to its service. eHarmony says it will create region-specific versions of its service, which will be customized for each country. The first new market for eHarmony is Singapore. overseas expansion singapore mating dating matchmaking international eharmony

Convertro Taps Avedissian As COO


Avedissian also was at eHarmony. Convertro's offers up technology to track marketing conversions, helping companies to optimize their marketing efforts to drive sales. The company is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners. Zwelling is a successful serial entrepreneur, having successfully founded and sold such companies as EchoSign (acquired by Adobe) and YLighting, among others. convertro executive avedissian eharmony mylife jeff zwelling

Former eHarmony Chief Waldorf Surfaces At Invoice2go


The former head of eHarmony , Greg Waldorf , has surfaced over at a small mobile invoicing and expense management startup called Invoice2go , after a big funding round for the company. Waldorf left eHarmony back in 2011 to become CEO-in-Residence for Accel. eHarmony is now back in the hands of founder Neil Clark Warren, who stepped back as CEO in 2012 to rejuvenate the business. invoice2go eharmony venture capital mobile invoicing expense management accel

eHarmony Names New Board Member


Weyerhauser is current a director at Clearwater Paper Company, and also Chairman of the board at Columbia Banking System, Inc., eHarmony said that Weyerhauser joins Dr. Neil Clark Warren and Madrone Capital Partners'' Gregory Penner on eHarmony''s board. eharmony online matchmaking dating executive board weyerhauser Santa Monica-based , the online matchmaking site, said Wednesday that it has added William T. Weyerhauser to its board of directors.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. And as a result we have bred a culture of companies that have been quite innovative on making money.

Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf I was just pointed to a set of great podcasts done by Stanford B-School and particularly, I just listed to the podcast by eHarmonys Greg Waldorf. Having been involved with eHarmony from its founding days as an acting CTO , it was interesting to hear how far theyve come. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony.

eHarmony In Second Phase of Major IT Refresh


Santa Monica-based eHarmony the online matchmaking site, said Tuesday that it has completed the second phase of a major, IT refresh at the company. eHarmony said that its service is now built on top of Hadoop 2.0, allowing the company to scale out its services with Big Data analytics, new data models, and more matches for users. eHarmony ha completed the first stage of the big refresh in Q4 of 2014.

eHarmony Users Shift To Mobile


Online dating site eHarmony is reporting that it's seeing an increasing number of users using its mobile apps to access its dating service, and also said that conversions of those users is up nearly 40 percent year to year. The Santa Monica-based company, which offers up iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile web versions of its service, said that its success in getting users to convert to subscriptions on mobile is contrary to recent reports of challenges in getting users to convert on mobile.

Report: eHarmony Eyes Job-Matching Service


It''s not infrequently that we''re pitched by a startup saying they are the ''eHarmony for X'', referring to the Santa Monica-based online dating and relationship site''s reputation. However, is the next ''eHarmony for Jobs'' actually eHarmony itself? The Santa Monica-based company has been in a big push to update the company''s image, attract more customers, and grow the company, under charge of returned founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren.

Getting Started with a Two-Sided Market Business


As I discussed in Matching Algorithm , I end up talking to a lot of startups who want to become the eHarmony of careers, eHarmony of clothes, eHarmony of jobs, eHarmony of tutoring, eHarmony of services, eHarmony of investments, etc.

Of Catfish & Fickle Lovers: Aste CEO Talks Online Dating’s Downsides


But the ease of creating an online dating profile—and the lack of oversight by the companies running such services—means that users can, and often do, misrepresent themselves. There are millions of fish in the sea, and dating apps have made it easier to quickly find and connect with a lot more of those would-be catches.

EdgeCast Snags Former eHarmony Exec As New CFO, Expands In Europe


In addition to the new appointments, EdgeCast said that co-founder and chief revenue officer Phil Goldsmith has relocated to London, as part of an expansion by the company to Europe. Power had most recently been the CFO of eHarmony, serving in that position for more than 8 years. edgecast executive eharmony europe expansion london

Gorilla Nation, ProFlowers, eHarmony See February Traffic Surge


The latest comScore Media Metrix ranking of top growing Internet properties shows that, among Southern California's Internet companies, Gorilla Nation , ProFlowers , and eHarmony saw big gains in their Internet traffic in February. million visitors; and eHarmony, the number one personals site for February, up 82 percent with 5.0 Both ProFlowers and eHarmony's traffic was driven by Valentine's day traffic, according to comScore.

Four Local Startups Who Are Helping You Find Romance For Valentine's Day


Everyone knows that Southern California is already home to quite a few online dating sites, like eHarmony , but how about startups? The startup is targeting professionals with its invite-only service, which it bills "eHarmony meets Gilt", and says it only allows in "A-list singles".

HipGeo Launches Updated iPhone Travel Blogging App


The company said the redesign came after finding that users were interested in using its tools to create blog-like travel and trip journals, rather than the original, animated slideshows the tool provided. Raises $3M For Prepaid Debit Cards


The Series A funding was led by QED Investors, and also included Resolute Ventures, Anthem Ventures, and angels such as Adam Press and Greg Steiner (BeachMint, eHarmony). The company said it has now raised $4.7M The company has partnerships with such partners as Star Trek, The Walking Dead, Care Bears and the National Autism Association.