Can Online Dating Work? Find out with Chew the Fat

Can Online Dating Work? Find out with Chew the Fat

Chew The Fat #4 – Romance Hacking: The Future of Love in the 21st Century | 7pm – 10:30pm | Monday 17th February | Shoreditch Village Hall

Come and Chew the Fat around online dating with top speakers from Dattch, Badoo & The Future of Love at Shoreditch town hall this week.

The Speakers:
Robyn Exton, Dattch | Dave Killeen, Badoo | Samir El-Alami, Lovestruck – See Below for 

Chew the Fat is a monthly series of conversations with high profile entrepreneurs, founders, VC’s and generally epic people, designed to stimulate, motivate and inspire! Tickets are pricey but the speakers are immense and there is complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks for the night.

This month’s event considers online love and the rise of the online dating industry. Dating applications seem to be as ubiquitous as email in the modern day startup economy. Barely a tube journey goes by without an advert for yet another niche, sub vertical startup appearing. Even a night on the sofa isn’t replete without a real-life user proudly advertising their continued but as yet unsuccessful hunt, or better a year an actual couple who found love through the pixel and wires of online dating.

Chew The Fat is here to ask:


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The Speakers

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Robyn Exton, Dattch

Robyn is the founder of Dattch, the first dating app designed for women that lets lesbian, bisexual and curious women connect. Prior to Dattch she spent 5 years working at branding agency Calling Brands.

Dattch has been designed exclusively for women and optimised around female behaviour, with verified accounts from day 1, Pinterest style profiles and an absolute focus on making it as easy as possible for women to get talking. In her spare time Robyn co-organises the London division of Geek Girl Meetup.

Can Online Dating Work? Find out with Chew the Fat 2Dave Killeen, Badoo

Dave leads Badoo’s product strategy and execution on web. He is a passionate data-driven geek with 14 years experience in media and online industries. Dave’s previous achievements include digital strategy for the Daily Mail, Hachette/Hearst and BBC iPlayer.
Badoo makes it fun to connect with new people in your area to chat, meet-up or make new friends. The users of Badoo generates 563 million daily profile views, 10 million daily matches and 200 million USD in yearly revenues. Mobile grew by 69% last year, surpassing web in both number of users and revenues. As a freemium social network we offer a wide range of free services, plus paid special features to help you meet even more new people.
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Samir El-Alami, Lovestruck

Samir El-Alami is a performance marketing aficionado – with extensive experience marketing for start-ups small and large alike. Director of online marketing for Lovestruck, previously from badoo, Samir likes quality disruptive products with high growth potential. He also likes skittles… a share-bag a day keeps the dentist in pay.