NEXT SHARK - Apr 22 - Matthew Nolan is a techie from Detroit who founded several successful startups. His last startup, software-as-a-service company Speek, raised ~$10M in funding before it was acquired in July 2015. In April 2015, he launched Verona, a Tinder-like dating app aimed at bringing Israelis and Palestinians together. Seeing the app's rapid growth, Nolan realized that Verona could go beyond just romantic matchmaking. It is now a friend-making app. Earlier this year in advance of the presidential race he introduced a new feature that connects Democrats and Republicans. "Our goal is world peace", he says.