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$8,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
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TechCrunch

Siren Care makes a “smart” sock to track diabetic health

Robotics Fitness Health Materials
The Guardian

'The fact it was Grindr isn’t relevant': users debate app's role in Stephen Port murders

Acquisition
Global Dating Insights

M14 Industries Acquires Dating Startup Double

e27

Hong Kong's DateTix swoons for Thailand mobile dating app

Acquisition
Tech in Asia

Thailand’s Tinder gets swept off its feet

Asia
e27

JobsCentral Founder and former CEO Lim Der Shing on Paktor's massive VC deal

$32,500,000 Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)
e27

Paktor raises US$32.5M to boost social entertainment features

Tech in Asia , TechCrunch

Social matchmaker Paktor raises more money to venture into ‘social entertainment’

Funding
Business Insider

What it's like to use Siren, the new dating app that aims to be classier than Tinder

$1,600,000 Post-IPO equity
Marketwire

Friendable Receives $1.6 Million Investment and Completes Technology Acquisition With Access to 8 Million Users

ÂŁ219,570 Equity crowdfunding
Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas

Apprentice star secures ÂŁ219,000 crowdfunding for gamified dating app

$5,500,000 Venture capital (Series A)
Tech City News , Geektime.com

Dating app Once closes $5.5m Series A to expand globally

Funding
TechCrunch

Grindr wants tech people to combat LGBTQ inequalities

Diversity
CNET

Romance at 30,000 feet: AirDates wants to be your inflight dating app

CNN Tech

Chinese tycoon who bought Grindr paying wife more than $1 billion in divorce

Asia Earnings
Venture capital (Series A)
e27 , Tech in Asia

Lunch Actually bags 7-digit Series A from Fatfish and a Japanese social network

PhoneArena

Paktor is a dating app that's guaranteed to get you a date

Finextra

Mint launches first product in Asia with ABSS

Payments Asia
Adweek

Grindr's New Clothing Line Will Benefit LGBTQ Athletes