Zoosk, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
In just four years, Zoosk has become the world’s largest social dating community. The Wall Street Journal recently selected Zoosk as one of “The Top 50 Venture Funded Companies.” Zoosk provides a safe and fun online dating experience that users can easily access from Zoosk’s website, social networks (such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo), mobile services, and a downloadable desktop application. Zoosk has registered more than 50 million singles (“Zooskers”), is available in more than 20 languages, and has subscribers in more than 60 countries. The service enables users to join, browse, and send a limited number of messages for free. Zoosk users can upgrade to a premium subscription for full access or purchase virtual currency to buy select features and virtual gifts. Based in San Francisco, Zoosk is backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures in its latest funding round which raised $30 million, bringing total investment in Zoosk to $40.5 million.