Podcast Air Date: October 5, 2020


Series 2: Shark Tank

Ep. 22 - Lori Cheek - Cheekd

Architect turned Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Cheekd — a mobile dating app that makes missed connections obsolete.

Lori, a Shark Tank Veteran, was recently listed as "The Digital Dating Disruptor" and "One of the Top 10 CEOs to Watch." A University of Kentucky Architectural Graduate, Lori is no longer building structures. She's now building relationships.

"The Shark Tank was intense and they all have ear peices so I didnt know if they were told to take me down — it was tough."

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Company Profile

Cheekd reimagines online dating with a new app that makes missed connections obsolete. Her app sets itself apart from other apps because it gives you the option to interact with a match before starting a virtual relationship with the compatible user. After setting up your page and what you're looking for, Cheekd will then send you notifications when a potential match is nearby. Instead of encouraging users to continue to hide behind a screen, Cheekd pushes you to engage in social settings while paying attention to potential matches in the area.

Her new dating app gives us the power to light the spark face-to-face first and leave the talking for later. And because Cheekd uses Bluetooth, it doesn't require an Internet connection to function. That means it works in places like airplanes and subways, where "missed connections" tend to occur more frequently.

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