• Tinder founders say former CEO 'groped and sexually harassed' an executive at a company party in bombshell $2 billion lawsuit

    1 month ago - By Chron

    Andrew Burton/Getty Images
    Included in a jaw-dropping lawsuit brought by Tinder's founders against its parent company IAC are allegations of sexual misconduct against its former CEO.
    The lawsuit alleges that former Tinder CEO and IAC chairman Greg Blatt "groped and sexually harassed" vice president of marketing Rosette Pambakian, and, after the incident was reported, the parent company conducted an internal investigation, not the independent one that former cofounder and CEO Sean Rad was pushing for.
    Although Blatt was replaced as CEO in January by Mandy Ginsberg, a source tells Business...
    Read more ...

     

  • Tinder and Match Group were a poor match from the beginning, according to the new $2 billion lawsuit filed by the dating app's founders

    Tinder and Match Group were a poor match from the beginning, according to the new $2 billion lawsuit filed by the dating app's founders

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The legal dispute between Tinder and parent company Match Group is new, but the bad blood between key figures at the two companies apparently isn't.
    Three of Tinder's cofounders, along with a group of current and former key employees, believe that the management of Match Group and its corporate parent, IAC, have repeatedly reneged on formal agreements and shorted them of money and ownership since the founding of the dating-app company in 2012, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The bad-faith dealing by Match and IAC culminated in the alleged scheme that forms the centerpiece of the...
    Read more ...

     

  • The rise of Sean Rad, who served as Tinder CEO twice and is now taking on Match Group and IAC in a $2 billion lawsuit

    The rise of Sean Rad, who served as Tinder CEO twice and is now taking on Match Group and IAC in a $2 billion lawsuit

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Tinder founder Sean Rad has had a tumultuous few years.
    When Tinder launched in 2012, it was a near-instant success. The dating app made over a million matches in less than two months, became a sensation on college campuses, and gained recognition from tech's elite. Six years after launch, the company is valued around $3 billion and is one of the highest-grossing apps in the App Store.
    But Tinder also had its share of troubles. One of its cofounders, Whitney Wolfe, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against another cofounder, Justin Mateen. Rad stepped down from his post as CEO, only to...
    Read more ...