Press Kit    We metthrough friends
IntroductionThank you for your interest in LikeBright, the world’s first social matchmakingsite. We aim to delight social p...
Why LikeBright?78% of women and 63%of men think that the bestplace to meet potential romanticpartners is through friends. ...
Online dating is a $2B industry in the US alone, but lessthan 5% of singles pay, because the experience is poor.          ...
LikeBright is the world’s first social matchmaking site. We help you meetyour friends’ friends and match your friends up. O...
The ProductMeet your friends’friendsMost singles meet theirpartners through friends.LikeBright gives them asimple, social ...
Match your friends upMany social people loveto help their friendsconnect. LikeBrightmakes it easy. Justchoose two friends ...
Likebright MobileLikeBrights also availableon your phone so you canmeet your friendsfriends or match them upwhile on the g...
Press & Testimonials“LikeBright [is] achieving the impossible: an even balance between men andwomen users.”“No one has figu...
Online “Large addressable market ripe for startups with the right mix of vision,Dating management, nimbleness and marketin...
In the NewsOnline Dating Insider
Leadership Team                Nick Soman, founder & CEO started LikeBright to help people connect with a little          ...
The FactsFounded in November 2011.Key investors                            Key advisorsDr. Galen Buckwalter,              ...
ContactFor questions or to schedule an interview please contact LikeBright by phone or email.     Address                 ...
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Press Kit - LikeBright

  1. 1. Press Kit We metthrough friends
  2. 2. IntroductionThank you for your interest in LikeBright, the world’s first social matchmakingsite. We aim to delight social people with a simple, rewarding way to help theirfriends connect.LikeBright’s mission is to eliminate loneliness using the shared social tiesthat connect people.We believe shared social ties are the antidote to loneliness. Our tagline "Wemet through friends" reflects this promise to our users. Its how they describetheir best relationships, its a nod to what has worked in the past, and its howthey can describe the connections they make via LikeBright. Thanks for reading, Nick Soman, Founder & CEO of LikeBright
  3. 3. Why LikeBright?78% of women and 63%of men think that the bestplace to meet potential romanticpartners is through friends. Men outnumber women by a ratio of at least 3 to 1 on most dating sites, so women get too many messages and men struggle to stand out. : 2 out of 3 dating site users never go on a date.
  4. 4. Online dating is a $2B industry in the US alone, but lessthan 5% of singles pay, because the experience is poor. $2 Billion 95% of US singles
  5. 5. LikeBright is the world’s first social matchmaking site. We help you meetyour friends’ friends and match your friends up. Our secret sauce lets usdeliver friend-vetted dates to the 95% of singles who dont date online.
  6. 6. The ProductMeet your friends’friendsMost singles meet theirpartners through friends.LikeBright gives them asimple, social and safeway to do this online. Simple. No questionnaires. Sign in via Facebook Con- nect at LikeBright.com and we’ll use social graph data to find people you should meet. Social. No strangers. Meet your friends’ friends. With 50/50 gender balance onsite, we know someone for everyone. Safe. No surprises. Face- book validation keeps pro- files current and real.
  7. 7. Match your friends upMany social people loveto help their friendsconnect. LikeBrightmakes it easy. Justchoose two friends to setup, or tell us what youthink of our suggestions.We make the intro, youget the credit.
  8. 8. Likebright MobileLikeBrights also availableon your phone so you canmeet your friendsfriends or match them upwhile on the go. AT&T 12:34 PM AT&T 12:34 PM Meet Match
  9. 9. Press & Testimonials“LikeBright [is] achieving the impossible: an even balance between men andwomen users.”“No one has figured out how to mimic offline behavior and make online datingfeel normal, got hooked up through friends. The market of people who dont dateonline is a pretty big one. Likebright has the chance to change the perception andbe a true consumer brand.”– Shane Mac, Director of Product at Zaarly“LikeBright has the best method for introducing couples for romanticrelationships. Period."– Dr. Galen Buckwalter, LikeBright investor & Former Chief Scientist at eHarmony“As a woman who met my husband through friends, I cant say enough aboutLikeBrights underlying philosophy and approach to dating. And as a woman withlots of single male friends, I can attest that theres no better wingman than awingwoman. LikeBright is leveling the playing field in [dating].”– Rebecca Lovell, Chief Business Officer at GeekWire
  10. 10. Online “Large addressable market ripe for startups with the right mix of vision,Dating management, nimbleness and marketing dollars. Current crop of old-growthInsider competition [unable] to innovate into the social dating space where identity, authenticity and robust matching and deep profiles intersect. That’s LikeBright and that’s why Im advising them.” – David Evans, Online Dating Insider “LikeBrights approach to dating is comfortable for women, something that its competitors sadly lack. And it takes advantage of a natural human impulse: the desire to set up your single friends. Combine that with the fact that theres currently no dominant dating platform on Facebook and youve got a winner on your hands.” – Kim Rachmeler, LikeBright investor & former VP of Community at Amazon.com “At the end of day, technology is about helping enrich people’s lives. Using social signals we generate online, LikeBright lets your network have a say in who your potential matches could be. Because who better to vouch for you and a match than your friends and family? We’re excited at the opportunity to help LikeBright further this vision.” – Rahul Sood, General Manager of Bing Fund
  11. 11. In the NewsOnline Dating Insider
  12. 12. Leadership Team Nick Soman, founder & CEO started LikeBright to help people connect with a little help from their friends. He studied at Stanford and Harvard Business School and learned to build stuff that makes people happy as a product manager on the Amazon Kindle. He really, really likes connecting people. And music, and food. Richard Luck, CTO drives development at LikeBright because he loves to build things people want. He was the first technical lead for the Amazon Canada team in 2001, worked as a technologist for T-Mobile, Clearwire and various startups and has built enterprise-grade software that uses graph theory algorithms for network analysis. He met his wife online and played keyboard in a Utah new wave band in college. He really likes music, ideas and his kids.Media Contact Kirsten Rogers, Community Manager is in the business of building the LikeBright community through media, online engagement, contests and events. Fostering au- thentic connections is one of Kirstens core values, something she has been doing through years of non-profit and development work in international education. Kirsten earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Contact at media@likebright.com Full team profiles at http://www.likebright.com/about
  13. 13. The FactsFounded in November 2011.Key investors Key advisorsDr. Galen Buckwalter, Shane Mac, ZaarlyFormer Chief Scientist at eHarmony Nir Eyal, NirAndFar/TechCrunchMike Sievert, T-Mobile/AT&T/eTrade Brian Phillips, Flixster/ThreadMatt Shobe, BigDoor/FeedBurner/Google Matthew Smith, Squared EyeDave Schappell, Amazon.com/TeachStreet David Evans, Online Dating InsiderKim Rachmeler, former VP of Community, Lance Tokuda, RockYou/SchoolFeedPersonalization and WorldwideDiscovery at Amazon.comPhil Gordon, Jawfish Games,World Series PokerBharat Shyam,former GM at MicrosoftChief Information Officer of WashingtonState Cooley LLPTechStars
  14. 14. ContactFor questions or to schedule an interview please contact LikeBright by phone or email. Address www.likebright.com 511 Boren Avenue N www.instagram.com/likebright Seattle, WA 98109 Phone www.twitter.com/golikebright ( 206) 669 - 2536 blog.likebright.com Email media@likebright.com www.facebook.com/likebright

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