Match.com

From 1993 through March 1996, Gary founded and was President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Electric Classifieds, Inc. / Match.Com, the leading on-line classifieds advertising technology outsourcing company and perhaps one of the most widely accessed ‘communities’ on the Internet. Gary founded Match.Com after identifying opportunities for on-line personals service, now branded Match.Com. He wrote the company business plan, then raised $1.3 million from venture capitalists and private investors, and later assisted in raising $7.5 million from leading corporate partners, such as Softbank, The Well and Intel, and venture capitalists, such as Canaan Venture Partners, Weiss Peck & Greer and Charter Venture Capital. Match.Com was eventually sold to Ticketmaster / Citysearch for $50 million.

Media and Press

  • Match.com founder Gary Kremen says consider exit strategies early

    Vator.tv · November 2007

  • Desperately Seeking Cyber-singles: Startup gets personal with on-line classifieds

    SF Examiner · September 18, 1994 · PDF

  • Love and Money

    Wired Magazine · September 1995 · PDF

  • Cyberspace: Where the Women Aren’t

    SF Examiner · February 19, 1995 · PDF

  • Venture Capital Survey: Forth Quarter 1994 Funding

    San Jose Mercury News · March 1995 · PDF

  • Hot Stuff Site Seeing on the Web By Stewart Wolpin

    Rolling Stone · June 15, 1995 · PDF

  • Help wanted: On-line publisher

    Forbes Magazine · July 3, 1995 · PDF

  • Cyberspace: The Next Gender Gap

    Upside · July 1995 · PDF

  • Looking for Romance on the Web

    New York Post · August 3, 1995 · PDF

  • Write Once, Publish Many Times: Electric Classifieds Inc’s flexible publishing technology

    Digital Media · August 7 1995 · PDF

  • Kremen: Touch of Classifieds

    Inter@ctive Week · August 14, 1995 · PDF

  • MicroTimes: Gary Kremen Profile

    MicroTimes · January 1996 · PDF

  • PR: Electric Classifieds Secures $7.5 Million in Second Round Funding from Venture and Corporate Investors

    Press Release · March 1996 · PDF

  • Geek Love

    SF Focus · August 1996 · PDF

  • Match.com signs nine sponsors

    Ad Age · September 1996 · PDF

  • Match.com advertisement

    Web Sight · September 1996 · PDF

  • Daily News Launches Most New York Website: Personal Section with Match.com

    Daily News · September 1996 · PDF

  • Privacy Assured Press Release

    Press Release · October 1996 · PDF

  • Consortium formed for ‘NET privacy

    Broad and Cable · October 1996 · PDF

  • Assuring Privacy on the Web

    Des Moines · October 1996 · PDF

  • The Best and Worse of Web Personals

    The Net · October 1996 · PDF

  • Firms join up to promote privacy

    Electronics Weekly · October 1996 · PDF

  • INDUSTRYS LEADING ONLINE MATCHMAKING SERVICE CELEBRATES ITS 100000 MEMBER MILESTONE

    Press Release · October 1996 · PDF

  • Match.com forms strategic partnerships

    Cyber Media · October 1996 · PDF

  • Single Guy Makes Out On the Web

    Web Sight · October 1996 · PDF

  • Love Connections

    Internet World · November 1996 · PDF

  • Online Amorousness

    Chicago Tribune · November 1996 · PDF

  • Small Feeds Add up Fast for Media Sites

    Advertising Age · November 1996 · PDF

  • ichatting UP ENHANCED APPLICATIONS

    Information & Interactive Services Report · November 1996 · PDF

  • 1001 Web Sites

    PC Computing · December 1996 · PDF

  • Forget singles bars for $9.95…

    HOME PC · December 1996 · PDF

  • Net predictions for 1997

    Upside · December 1996 · PDF

  • Top 100 Web Sites

    PC Magazine · February 1997 · PDF

  • Match.com an online match making service registers about 500 people day

    U.S. News · February 1997 · PDF

  • Looking for love in all the web places

    Fortune · March 1997 · PDF

  • Web Sight 100

    Web Sight · April 1997 · PDF