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It was a huge success, with over 400 singles attending.
Of course it helped that it was at the spectacular Venetian Room of The Fairmont Hotel (where President Obama stays when he comes to SF).
Tampa, Fla.-based Seekly was founded in January 2012.
The company received about ,000 in “Developer Dollars” in January from Abbeton, a Tampa-focused accelerator.
Her services are pricey: Getting in the door costs ,500; “basic premium” matchmaking memberships start at ,000; and VIP packages, featuring wardrobe consultations, date planning and “romantic concierge” services, can extend into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Unlike competitors, Seekly has ditched the compatibility tests and questionnaires, so you can “get to know the person, not the profile.” To help you get through those awkward silences, “while you’re on a date, you’re prompted with information that your date has already provided,” they explained.
In the near future, Seekly will offer daily (.99), weekly (.99), or monthly (.99) subscriptions. Seekly almost sounds like a useful version of Airtime, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning’s social video startup that hasn’t really done much since its celeb-filled launch.
Instead of video chatting with random strangers or Facebook friends you already know, Seekly is pairing you with people who have the same reason as you to be there.
“Online dating can be improved,” Seekly co-founder Susie Steiner told Venture Beat. With Seekly, you cannot prejudge, you cannot choose who or what type you would like to date.
You can only eliminate users based on items that are deal breakers for you.” For pricing, the service will be free in beta, but it will transition to a paid usage early next year.