Dating Ring update - Has anyone got any info : gimlet
Dating Ring - Matchmaking as a service - View company info, team members, fundraising CEO of @Dating Ring and SmartSitting. Former startup founder. To the Dating Ring Community: After an amazing five years of getting the chance to set up members, Dating Ring shut its doors on August 31, We set out. TechCrunch's Picks: The Top 8 Startups From Y Combinator W14 Demo Day Group Matchmaking Startup The Dating Ring Launches In San Francisco.
We had to prove most things too, and sometimes there were moments or things that happened that were just naturally difficult to prove. The other side of that happened too, where Emma and I thought Gimlet would pull apart the situation, and instead, they flew right by it.
That happened just two months before recording started too. Also, the cross-country love trip campaign that we ran was another thing.
That got quite a bit of press, but Gimlet thought it was already pretty well known, and decided to step over it. Most podcasts are created, and never see the amount of attention that Startup Podcast receives, let alone any significant traction in general.
Lauren Kay of Dating Ring Discusses Her Experience of Startup Podcast Featuring Her Company
We had some money saved, but more importantly, we recognized that even though launching a startup is sexy, most people think it instantly beats having a job with a financial safety net.
You need a great brand, overall, for success.
- Lauren Kay of Dating Ring Discusses Her Experience of Startup Podcast Featuring Her Company
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Email marketing is still important for us, and many other companies. Emails are less ignored than most social posts, and targeted emails to specific segments are highly effective for us too.
Stich Fix has stylists that personalize and select clothing and fashion accessories for customers, and sends the items for home try-on.
Trunk Club is another example, which, similar to Stich Fix, matches expert stylists with customers to develop their wardrobe. I spent most of YC in the house I shared with my cofounders and working hour days, 7 days a week.
The exciting part of each day was generally walking around the corner to Safeway and grabbing Starbucks. Weeks were broken up by Tuesdays, when we spent most of our time at the YC office, catching up with other founders, attending group office hours and Tuesday night dinners.How an Accelerator Fueled My Business
What is the atmosphere like at YC during those 3 months with Demo Day approaching? It feels like finals period during college, except for 3 months straight.
But it never felt competitive. YC has a "no assholes" rule and it really shows through the founders they choose. Most people are working in such different industries, and startups are at all different stages, so really, it would be hard to compete if you tried. The other founders are extremely helpful.
Even though everyone is under the same pressure to get as much done as possible on their startup, most founders would drop everything to sit with you for a few hours if you needed help on something. Was being female either an advantage or disadvantage in working on your startup?
Dating is of course a space that has a pretty even split of male and female consumers.