September 22, 2014 9:21 AM ET

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Company Overview of Zoosk, Inc.

Company Overview

Zoosk, Inc. operates an online dating platform in the United States. Its Behavioral Matchmaking engine learns from the clicks, messaging, and other actions of its members in order to deliver connections that are predicted to result in mutual attraction. The company’s platform allows its members to discover and communicate with each other from their mobile phones, tablets, or personal computers. It has approximately 26 million members, including approximately 650,000 subscribers in 80 countries. 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.

Co- Founder
Age: 35
Age: 35
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 46
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Age: 44
General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 41
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Zoosk, Inc. Key Developments

Zoosk Hires Mike Riccio as VP of Engineering

Zoosk announced that Mike Riccio, former Vice President of Engineering and Architecture at global interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts, has joined Zoosk as VP of Engineering. Riccio will provide leadership to drive engineering efforts across Zoosk's mobile and online dating platforms as the company continues to innovate and bring new technologies to its over 27 million members. Prior to joining Zoosk, Riccio's role as VP of Engineering and Architecture at EA included serving as General Manager of EA's mobile platform and Chief Architect of EA's digital platform.

Zoosk, Inc. Addresses Top Online Dating Concern with Launch of Photo Verification Feature

Zoosk, Inc. announced the launch of Photo Verification- a new feature to confirm the authenticity of members' profile pictures. Zoosk's patent-pending Photo Verification process allows members to have their profile photos compared to videos submitted by the members in order to check that the profile photos are accurate representations of their real life appearances, and then certifies their profile photos with a badge so other Zoosk members know their photos look like them. This exciting feature brings newfound levels of transparency to the online dating experience, which helps increase trust between online daters and first-date satisfaction. Starting August 21, 2014, Zoosk members will have the choice to use Photo Verification to confirm that their primary profile photo looks like them. Members who choose to verify their photo will be prompted by the system to record and submit a video 'selfie' that will capture the individual's face from a variety of angles. If the moderators approve the member's photo, he or she will be notified and a Photo Verified badge will be added to their profile. The video 'selfie' will remain private.

Zoosk Releases New App Optimized for Android Tablets

Zoosk released an update to its Android app that is formatted and optimized for all Android tablet devices. The update enables Android tablet users to enjoy a cleaner, more user-friendly online dating experience, while Zoosk's Behavioral Matchmaking Engine continues to provide personalized matches from behind the scenes. It is now available in the Google Play Store, and existing Zoosk members will receive update notifications on their tablets.

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