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NEW YORK,NY - Lori Cheek, coined by The American Express Open Forum as "One of the Top 10 CEOs to watch in 2013", pitches her dating business, Cheek'd, to the Sharks of ABC's Shark Tank in episode 517 on February 28, 2014. Cheek'd is a NYC-based startup that leverages technology to make it easier to create in-person connections.
Lori moved to New York in 1996 to build her career as an architect. She was out with a colleague one evening when she saw him write "Want to have dinner?" on the back of his business card and slip it to an attractive woman before exiting. It seemed so smooth and mysterious. She loved the romantic spontaneity of the gesture, but recognized that many people would not feel comfortable giving out their personal or work information to strangers. That was the aha moment that lead to the creation of Cheek'd. She gave up architecture and poured her heart into it. Now instead of building structures, she is building relationships.
Cheek'd is a dating service that enables you avoid missed connections in real life while taking advantage of the privacy and security of online profiles that let you reveal your contact information at your own pace. Cheek'd gives members 50 sleek black cards with flirtatious lines and a unique code -- a fun tool that they can use to entice people from the real world to find them in the virtual world. Cheek'd promotes safe and playful interaction that bridges the gap between online dating and real-world romance.
Lori will pitch the panel of five Sharks on her business and its prospects for growth. She'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. An innovative idea, passionate CEO, robust marketing and PR with lots of buzz will impress the Sharks, but she'll need to show them she is capable of running the company to "Shark standards."
Lori is selling Cheek'd cards and subscriptions at Cheekd.com, and using the proceeds to help create a flirtier world. To join Lori in her endeavor to help people find love in a safe and playful way, and to start cheeking, buy your cards here.
Tune in on February 28th to see how Lori does with the Sharks!! Read more about Cheek'd, and stay up-to-date on Cheek'd news by signing up here. And stay on the look out for a new Cheek'd mobile dating app also launching on Friday, February 28th.
The morning of February 28th, Cheek'd will be featured on Inc. Magazine's original web series, Trep Life, which gives its audience a unique, 360-degree view of what it takes to succeed as an en-"trep"-reneur. The series is in its second season follows the grind, hustle, and payoff involved in building a startup. http://www.inc.com/treplife
We're also in the running for Tech Cocktail's Hottest Showcasing Startup at SXSW 2014 where you can vote Cheek'd here:http://tech.co/sxsw-startups-2014-02
Come join our NYC viewing party to see if Cheek'd Founder, Lori Cheek, walks out of the tank with a deal from the Sharks?
Cheek'd is a dating company based in New York City. Founded in 2010, Cheek'd has been helping thousands of people in 28 countries to find love in the real world with the aid of online dating technology. Cheek'd founder, Lori Cheek, has captivated the media as well, and has been recognized for her accomplishments in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Tech Crunch, Forbes, Fox News, and more. The price is $20 for 50 Cheek'd cards, and $9.95 per month after the first month to keep the cards active. Lori is selling Cheek'd cards and subscriptions at Cheek'd.com, and using the proceeds to help create a flirtier world. To join Lori in her endeavor to help people find love in a safe and playful way, and to start cheeking, you can buy the cards here.
Contact Cheek'd at firstname.lastname@example.org