“When you are building a startup, it’s difficult. Particularly, a startup that is expanding at the rate of Tinder. You have to give 100%, and you have to be committed. Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate.” ― Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder, Inc.
Sean Rad has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. He spent his early adulthood running his first company, Orgoo, a messaging and video chat program. In 2009, at 23 years old, he founded his second company, a social influencer management company called Adly. Eventually, Rad – along with five other people – started a company called Matchbox, which was later renamed Tinder.
Tinder is an online dating app. It allows users to “swipe” in order to find matches. In 2015, it was the fifth-highest grossing app, and by 2021, it had over 65 million matches worldwide.
Rad says that “solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate.” It’s important to become personally involved and attached to your business. If you don’t, you will find that you’re less likely to give it your all. When you put your heart into it, you’re more likely to succeed.