August 29, 2016 5:25 AM ET

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Company Overview of Zoosk, Inc.

Company Overview

Zoosk, Inc. operates an online dating platform that helps singles to find the person and relationship that is right for them. Its Behavioral Matchmaking technology learns from the actions of its members in order to deliver better matches in real-time. The company also offers Zoosk online dating app. Its dating platform works on computers, mobile phones, tablets, and Facebook. Zoosk, Inc. was formerly known as Pollection Inc. and changed its name to Zoosk, Inc. in December 2007. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

989 Market Street

Fifth Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Founded in 2007

182 Employees





Key Executives for Zoosk, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 48
Co- Founder and Director
Age: 37
Co-Founder and Director
Age: 37
Vice President of Finance
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Zoosk, Inc. Key Developments

Zoosk Lays Off Third of Staff, as Tinder Competition Roars

Zoosk has laid off a third of its staff, or 40 employees, only a year after cutting a previous 15% of its roster.

Zoosk, Inc. Announces Management Changes

Zoosk, Inc. announced that it named Kelly Steckelberg as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Steckelberg, previously the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, succeeds co-founder Shayan Zadeh, who will remain on the Zoosk board of directors, but will step back from a management role. President and co-founder Alex Mehr likewise will step down, but remain a board member. Steckelberg joined the company in 2011 from Cisco Systems.

Zoosk Launches New 'Dating Insights' Feature

Zoosk announced the launch of Dating Insights, a new patent-pending feature that allows members to see a holistic, data-based view of their dating activity and preferences as determined by Zoosk's Behavioral Matchmaking(TM) algorithm. By surfacing some of the data points the algorithm uses to connect people, Zoosk will give members an innovative resource that is designed to ultimately help them become a more successful online dater. In addition to insights about their own dating preferences, Zoosk members will also be given similar aggregate information about the members who have shown interest in them and tips on how to improve their online dating experience. The first section provides members with an in-depth look at some of the characteristics people who have shown interest in them have in common. Information includes demographics such as age, body type, education, ethnicity, religion, and smoking habits. Next, members are shown their own dating preferences, based on who they've shown interest in so far. Preferences include the same information as the Who Likes You, such as 'You put more importance on a man's level of education than most,' or 'The Lord of the Rings is the book liked most by the men you're interested in'. The final section sheds light on a member's activity levels and gives tips on how to use the information they've gathered through Dating Insights to become a more successful online dater.

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