We sure need it.” Frind, however, said he prefers to invest in later-stage companies over Vancouver tech startups “because you can invest more money, and you don’t have to write ,000 cheques.” This year he put million into Burnaby-based software developer and e-commerce company Cymax.
While Vancouver has a limited number of later-stage tech companies in which to invest, Frind said his strategy is to look at deals as they come along. The plan here is there’s going to be a lot of growth.” Frind, who grew up in the northern B. village of Hudson’s Hope before studying computer programming at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1997, told Business in Vancouver in 2008 there was “not a chance” he’d sell POF.
On Monday, POF founder, Markus Frind, announced to members that the site will be undergoing some major changes.
S., is one of the only top-ranked sites that allows members to not only register, but also to search and message for free, deriving more of its revenue from advertisers.
Due to the low barrier for entry this leads them to attract more casual daters.
Then we just posted one picture on Wicked Fire, we bought ad banner on Wicked Fire and we has 0 000 in orders in a first week.
Jake Ludington: For other sites which grown as free sites the way you have, I mean most of them probably will not achieve same skill, do you recommend same king of strategy where they move away from adsense model and to a self-serve platform?
Markus Frind: No, we don’t want to make any money (laugh)… Adsense is taking 30 – 40% cut, why would you use them?
If your platform is big enough and if you have enough users then you can sell that inventory and take that cut and make more money.According to his email, out of 3.3 million who use the site daily, only 6,041 women are using the site for intimate encounters.He adds in the email that "of those 6,041 women, the ones with hot pictures are mostly men pretending to be women." Interestingly, the ratio of men to women signed up in "Intimate Encounters" was 20 to 1.However, as an online dating coach, I question whether the site was ever one that attracted relationship-seekers to begin with.Plenty Of Fish.com, which holds the #1 dating site ranking in multiple countries including the U.Plenty of Fish is Vancouver dating service, which started in 2003. He started hire some employees when project got 15 million users.