TECH CRUNCH - Feb 15 - VC investment in the online dating space declined over the past year, with smaller average rounds and fewer funded companies, according to Crunchbase company profile data. U.S.-based online dating startups saw ~$7M funding in the past 12 months. Globally, disclosed venture, seed and growth funding totaled ~$47M for the past 12 months, down from 280$ in the prior 12 months ($240M went to Baihe). Over the past two years, the largest funding rounds by far for dating startups have gone to Chinese companies.
Mark Brooks: Now the VC money is drying up dating apps will have to fend for themselves. It's time for profit over growth. 2017 will be a shakeout year.
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