This past May was the 10th anniversary of Linked In, and while reflecting on my entrepreneurial journey, I realized that no one gets to see the presentation decks for successful companies.
Friendster raised a big round in 2003; My Space started gaining traction.
But with so many investors still licking their wounds from the dot-com bust, many focused on proven business models, such as advertising or e-commerce.
They found that 70% of online daters report practicing safe sex most of the time or always, compared to 63% of offline daters.
The survey also found that 67% of Tinder users always use a condom when having sex with a new partner for the first time, while the number for offline daters is 58%.
Friendster’s valuation set the tone for the entire social networking space.
Friendster and My Space had millions of users, a ton of engagement, and all the press attention they wanted.
It should be no surprise to learn that both offline and online daters give serious importance to political views when judging potential partners.
It might be surprising, however, to learn that online daters consider opposing political views a bigger deal breaker than offline daters do — 71% to 66%.
According to their data, only 9% of men on Tinder report that maintaining a committed relationship is difficult, compared to 30% of offline daters.
Their results also show that only 9% of Tinder users say it is difficult to commit to a relationship because of how many options there are, versus 42% of offline daters who give the same rationale.
Because we value integrity and confidentiality at Greylock, we never share an entrepreneur’s pitch deck with others.