Dallas Dating App Courtem Lands Mark Cuban As Investor
Following his $30m offer to Coffee Meets Bagel on Shark Tank, Mark Cuban has invested in new dating app Courtem.
The Dallas-based app was created by descendants of the famous Anheuser-Busch family.
Peter, Alex, Adie and Andrew von Gontard created the app, which aims to to bring chivalry back to online dating.
It is focused on getting people out on dates, with its direct date proposal system.
You first browse through profiles of singles, and if you like someone, rather than registering your interest with a right swipe, you propose a date.
In 140 characters or less, you then submit the date proposal, along with a time and day.
The person on the other end then receives the date, and has four options – reject the date, get the invitee to up their offer, accept the date, or click wingman to bring a friend along for a double date.
Peter von Gontard said: “We’re able to offer users the ability to instantaneously offer a date proposal to another user without having to be matched previously.
“Now it’s more about if you took an interest in reviewing their profile and what date you have proposed, instead of just purely based on looks.”
And Mark Cuban, a business investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks has jumped on board as an advisor to the company, as well as holding an equity stake.