Clover Raises $2M In Funding To Expand On-Demand Dating Business

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Mobile dating app experiences rapid user and revenue growth across US and Canada.

Clover is the fastest way to meet new people on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

Most dating services don’t do a good job of helping people meet in person,” says Isaac Raichyk, CEO of Clover. "Our on-demand approach streamlines the entire dating process and puts meeting in the real world back into focus.

Clover, the mobile on-demand dating service, announced today that it has closed $2 million in funding. The investment was led by New York based Social Starts with participation from a group of private investors. As part of the financing, Tony Wonnacott and Michael Allen will join Clover’s board of directors. Mr. Wonnacott is a corporate securities lawyer with experience in raising funds and listing companies in North America. Mr. Allen is Senior Partner at Collins Barrow, one of Canada’s largest Chartered Accounting firms. The latest round brings the total investment in Clover to $4 million.

The financing comes on the heels of a rapid user and revenue surge across the US. The company plans to use the new funds to accelerate growth, expand the platform and build out the team.

“Most dating services don’t do a good job of helping people meet in person,” says Isaac Raichyk, CEO of Clover. “Our on-demand approach streamlines the entire dating process and puts meeting in the real world back into focus.”

Clover was recently selected “Best New App” by Apple’s editors and featured prominently across the US and Canadian App Stores. Clover boasts a level of quality not typically seen in other dating apps and features a modern new look with a best-in-class user experience.

“Mobile has changed the way people meet and Clover is going to be a leader in the mobile social introduction space,” said Mike Edelhart, Lead Partner at Social Starts. “Isaac and his team have an invaluable amount of mobile experience, they’ve built a beautiful high quality product.”

Clover’s CEO Isaac Raichyk has a long history of starting successful businesses with more than 30 years experience in social media, online publishing, e-learning, voice recognition and retail. He’s founded five successful tech start-ups, including the 74 million user mobile video social network Keek and has successfully raised more than $50 million in pre-IPO equity financings.

Clover is currently available on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id771990977

About Clover
Less swiping, more dating. Let Clover set you up on a date tonight. Clover is the fastest way to meet new people on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Our mobile on-demand dating service streamlines the entire dating process and helps people find quality dates with minimal effort. Our PAIR matchmaking algorithm automatically finds people nearby who want to meet you. We’ll even suggest first date hot spots based on distance, popularity and price. Simply confirm the place and time. Conveniently browse people by interest, play 20 questions and use customizable filters to meet compatible people by height, income, religion, ethnicity and more. Whether it’s casual dating or finding love, Clover is for everyone. Visit http://www.clover.co for more information.

About Social Starts
Social Starts is a $20M+ venture fund family. We support entrepreneurs whose companies serve the Social Construct, that change in human behavior generated by social/mobile technology. We invest at the moment of inception and Series A in 5 primary areas: media, marketing analytics, social platforms, mobile commerce and Internet of Things software. Our team has developed dominant media, research and tech companies in the 3 modern tech revolutions – PC, Internet and Social. Our portfolio companies benefit from the resulting rich perspective and world-class connections, a mutually supportive community of more than 130 fellow start-ups, and support from our LPs, who include leading figures in software development, marketing and media from 3 continents. Visit http://www.socialstarts.com for more information.

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