Many considered Greg Blatt a pioneer in the digital advertising industry and called “the father of the dating app” for his work with Tinder. Blatt was an early investor in Match.com and its parent company IAC, which owns Tinder. He also served as CEO at IAC from 2006 to 2012, where he oversaw the company’s growth from $1 billion to over $3 billion (with a market cap of over $6 billion).
As CEO of IAC, Blatt led the company’s rapid expansion into adult content and internet dating services and oversaw its purchase of Vimeo, VHX, and Buddy Media. In addition to his role at IAC, Blatt was Chairman and CEO of Match Group from 2006 to 2011 and Director at Buddy Media from 2008 to 2010.
Under Blatt’s leadership at Match Group, the company saw its stock rise from $18 per share when he took over to approximately $42 per share when he handed in his resignation in May 2018. He oversaw the implementation of new technologies, including Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold, which allowed users access to more features such as “Super Likes” and “Instant Pairs.” He helped develop several new ventures, including Match.com (acquired by IAC), Match Group (acquired by IAC), and Tinder (acquired by IAC).
In 2014, Greg Blatt took over as president of Match Group. Match Group is a company that owns several dating websites, including Tinder. Tinder was founded in 2012 by Greg Blatt and his then business partner Whitney Wolfe. The app has become extremely popular with both men and women due to its simplicity in use. However, it is also a controversial app due to its simple swipe feature, allowing users to match up based on their respective ages and physical attractiveness. The nature of the app has caused many individuals to be wary of the application’s effectiveness in finding a significant other.
Blatt was born and raised in New York City to two immigrants from Eastern Europe. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, majored in English, and played lacrosse. Later, Blatt served as fraternity treasurer, Phi Gamma Delta. Blatt is a New York State Bar Association member and is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts within New York state. Visit this page for additional information.
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