Tastebuds To Acquire Dating Startup moosify

Music-based dating service Tastebuds acquires moosify

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(PRWEB UK) 26 August 2014

Tastebuds Media Ltd announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire moosify. The transaction will create the largest music-based dating service worldwide.

Tastebuds and moosify - founded in 2010 and 2012 respectively - match like-minded people through music. Collectively the services are responsible for establishing thousands of new friendships, relationships and marriages across the world.

Users create profiles by connecting their Spotify accounts, iPhone music libraries, and Facebook accounts and are immediately matched to people with similar musical preferences. Breaking the ice is made easy with users sharing songs and playlists.

Alex Parish, co-founder of Tastebuds, said: “The moosify team have built a fantastic service with a highly engaged user base which we are excited to welcome to our platform. Together we’ll be able to create even more great connections for our users.”

Hansjoerg Posch, CEO of moosify, said: “We’re thrilled to join Tastebuds and see the concept of music dating flourish. With this move moosify will become part of a larger network, provide a better experience to our users, and cement music as a powerful tool for matchmaking.”

moosify will continue to operate under the leadership of Hansjoerg Posch in the transition period and will provide advisory services. The platform merge is planned for mid-August.

About moosify

moosify is all about meeting new people and was founded by serial entrepreneur Hansjoerg Posch in 2012. The US-based company is supported by Business Angels led by Talenthouse-CEO Roman Scharf and ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, the leading German TV network.

About Tastebuds

Tastebuds helps you meet new people through music. Founders Alex Parish and Julian Keenaghan first met playing in London-based band Years of Rice and Salt and developed the service to make it easier to meet like-minded people in the city. The service has attracted users from over 100 countries with thousands of songs sent between users every day.

Users create profiles through the Tastebuds Spotify app, iPhone app or website.

For more information, high-res images, or to arrange interviews with Tastebuds staff or users please email alex(at)tastebuds(dot)fm.


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