Global Dating Accelerator was founded by Michael Blakeley and Matthew Milner. As co-founders of CLiKD, the Online Dating App with Questions and BDi, the website where you can find the Best Dating App Info, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry. Their experience in the online dating world showed that although the industry is made up of what appears to be a lot of competing brands, behind the scenes they are all owned by a few big entities. These few powerful organisations make it difficult for small start-ups to succeed making in vital for new companies to scale quickly. By bringing together the best and the brightest, GDA can help start-up dating founders stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Serial entrepreneur and founder of CLiKD Dating app, former lawyer and data protection officer, featured in Forbes and BBC.
Start-up Veteran and former board member of the NSI Group - UniformDating.com, speaker at Global Dating Conference, featured on BBC Radio.
Karen recently launched Forbes & Consulting, developing growth and marketing strategies for brands and agencies. Karen was previously UK Director at Think Jam - working for clients including HBO, TikTok, DCComics and Sony.
With a background in investment banking, James was head of mobile app acquisition at The Match Group, a portfolio of online dating brands such as Match, Tinder, PlentyofFish and OkCupid. Speaker at events such as Apps World and Pocket Gamer.
Chieu Cao is the CEO and founder of Mintago, an employee financial wellbeing platform. He's been in the employee wellbeing space for over 10 years. He's also the co-founder of Perkbox, an employee experience platform.
Julias specialises in creating marketing strategies and campaigns with data-led optimisation designed to deliver revenue growth, scale and to help drive your dating startup towards the next round of funding.
Chet is a Technology Investor passionate about disruptive innovation and companies that harness network effects. He looks for founders that win in the quality of the software or product and the ability to attract and translate to people at mass.
Bruno is an Entrepreneur with a keen interest in innovative and niche products and services. Over 20 years of experience in the online arena include launching and scaling UK Army Dating Site Forces Pen Pals the military social networking and dating site.