FORBES - Dec 16 - Social Discovery Ventures (SDVentures) HQ is in Malta, where Dmitriy Volkov has citizenship, a house and a yacht. The company also has offices in San Francisco, China, Colombia, Morocco, Minsk and Moscow. About 400 people work in them. His fortune exceeds $750m.
In 1998 he founded IT-Online which created and promoted Internet sites. A customer asked him to automate the printing process of catalogs with photographs and profiles for an American dating service AnastasiaDate. Volkov automated the manufacturing process and suggested that the customer transfer the catalogs online and share profit with Volkov.
SDVentures was created in 2014. The Dating.com Group includes Dating.com, DateMyAge, Cherish, Tubit, AnastasiaDate, ChinaLove, AsianDate and Amolatina (73m users +, $200m rev) and Volkov predicts 15-20% growth per year.
Dating.com Group, one of the largest dating companies in the world and focuses on international dating services, says Courtland Brooks founder Mark Brooks.
Now he's investing in project from $1m to $5m.