Jump to navigation Dating websites rankings to search Zoosk, Inc. Zoosk is an online dating service available in 25 languages and in more than 80 countries.
The founders of the company are Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, who ran the company until December 2014. Its co-founders, Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, were the company’s original CEOs. They are both Iranian immigrants who migrated to US to continue their education. 200 million in revenue collected in 2014, as well as a profit the previous year, Zoosk lost money in 2014. This is due to the company overspending on expansion and overhiring. The company was also operating on the start-up principle that profits do not matter. With these problems at the company, Zoosk canceled its IPO in December.
To improve revenue, the company decided in November 2014 to require a paid membership to send messages. Zoosk has an iOS and Android app and a desktop chat client. Zoosk uses big data and algorithmic recommendations technology to help users find partners. In August 2014, Zoosk added its Photo Verification service, designed to prevent users from «posting photos of themselves when they were 10 years younger or 20 pounds lighter».
To verify a photo, users are asked to take a video selfie in order to record their appearance from multiple angles. In January 2018, Zoosk launched Insignia, a way for U. Military Service Members to verify their status. Zoosk users are aged 18 and older. It uses gamification and popularity rankings to encourage participation. On July 18, 2016, Zoosk launched an iOS app for dating called Lively.