Is it necessary to inject a large investment into developing of custom dating site to achieve a success in online dating business?Or are there simple, low-cost but equally effective solutions? The privately held company claims that 600,000 married couples have met on the site, which—if accurate—accounts for nearly 4 percent of all U. The leader in the category with a 21.8 percent share of the market is IAC/Inter Active Corp, which runs dating sites such as match.com, OKCupid and Tinder. Fifteen years ago, he launched e Harmony, the site that helped pioneer the electronic dating era. The dating service business is a .4 billion industry, according to market research firm IBISWorld, while e Harmony has a nearly 14 percent market share among online dating sites.
Under his direction, this early tech start-up grew into the marquee brand in online dating with over 2,000,000 users (and countless successful marriages! After its spectacular rise and with the support of his partners, he led the sale of the company for a stunning 180 million dollars."Bruce is now taking his expertise to a new level; he currently helms Round13 Capital, a company dedicated to investing in growth-stage digital companies.
Dragons Den and more As an investor on CBC’s Dragons’ Den for three years (2011- 2013), Bruce added a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio including Balzac’s Coffee and En RICHed Academy, which tap into his passion for digital media, marketing and contributing positively to the community.
Going Offline Bruce is always game to pursue his other passion – the great outdoors.
The e Harmony site charges up to a month and requires users to fill out a lengthy questionnaire.
Warren says: "We ask every question we can think to ask ... We call it broad-based compatibility and it's what you have to have." When asked what the most important characteristic is in successful relationships, Warren tells CNBC that "Intelligence is really important" when it comes to matching people for marriage.