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Acquired byZoosk
Date11/2011
TermsCash and Stock

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San Francisco, USA
3832 Hemingway
San Francisco, CA, 92606
USA

People

CEO
CTO
VP Marketing
VP of Operations

Funding

TOTAL $17.4M
FUNDING TOTAL $17.4M
Angel, 4/2007
Atomico
$1.9M
Series A, 2/2008
Mangrove Capital Partners
Atomico
Klaus Hommels
$3M
Series B, 6/2008
Index Ventures
Atomico
Mangrove Capital Partners
$12.5M

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WooMe

WooMe brings the speed dating craze online and extends it to let users meet new people live in fast, fun and free speed sessions. There are no long forms or lengthy profile descriptions, simply find a session that interests you and meet 5 people in 5 minutes. Or, create your own sessions based on your interests, such as “TechCrunch Readers in San Fran.” Invite friends or strangers to play with you and immediately decide if you are woo’d by someone. WooMe’s in-browser video and voice capability delivers a live interactive experience where users play for fun, to hook up, or just meet new people around shared interests. There are no tedious profiles and no software to download. The company site has, however, been called out by TechCrunch writer Robin Wauters over alleged dubious practices.

Backed by Niklas Zennstrom’s (Skype Founder) Atomico Investments, the original investors in Skype (Mangrove Capital), and Klaus Hommels (Europe’s Investor of the Year, 2006), WooMe is catapulting the $1 billion+ speed dating market into the online world. With WooMe, meeting people online is transformed into a live interactive experience that makes sifting through contrived profiles a thing of the past.

Founded in 2006, WooMe’s management team has experience in bringing innovative web applications to market for companies including: AltaVista, CMGI, BT, Accenture, Qwest, Shopzilla, Trilogy. Stephen Stokols, Co-Founder/CEO, successfully sold an internet start-up and went on to become BT’s youngest VP, growing their eCommerce revenues over 300% to over $1bn in his first 12 months. George Berkowski, Co-Founder/Product Director, brings extensive technical and marketing experience in the online space and in outer space (he played a role in sending the first tourist to the Space Station).

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Sources

  1. WooMe Acquired By Zoosk In Apparent Firesale (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. WooMe, searching for the needle in the dating haystack (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  3. Online Speed Dater WooMe Raises $3 Million (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  4. WooMe Secures $12.5 Million Series B Investment Led by Index Ventures (newsblaze.com) [edit]
  5. WooMe: TechCrunch40 Finalist, $20 Million In Funding – And One Huge Scam (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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