After Brutal ‘Shark Tank’ Rejection, Tech CEO Reinvents Her Dating Company

After Brutal ‘Shark Tank’ Rejection, Tech CEO Reinvents Her Dating Company

‘They all told me personally to go perish in a opening and I also did dating asian the exact opposite’

Ms. Cheek. (Photo: Katya Nicholas)

The time that is last chatted to Lori Cheek, she and her dating app—then called Cheek’d—had just been coldly refused on nationwide television by Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner. Now, very nearly a complete 12 months since her admittedly cringeworthy Shark Tank episode aired, the newest York-based CEO has entirely reinvented her business, and it is willing to share it once again aided by the globe.

“They all told me to get perish in a gap,” Ms. Cheek told the Observer, in mention of the the Sharks, “and we did the exact opposite.”

Okay—the terms “die in a gap” didn’t precisely escape some of the Sharks’ lips, but there’s no denying they had problems with Ms. Cheek’s initial item. Just how it worked, users could pass flirty ice-breaker cards to cute strangers they spotted into the world that is real then, those strangers could log onto Cheek’d and find out the dating profile of the individual who’d simply handed them a card.

The Sharks had some biting, though perhaps reasonable criticisms—namely, that should you could muster the courage up to pass through some body a Cheek’d card, couldn’t you simply let them have your contact number?

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