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Justin McLeod

Founder & CEO of Hinge

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 Justin McLeod Biography

Justin McLeod is an entrepreneur born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Colgate University and, though his troublemaking nearly had him kicked out, graduated with a BA in 2006. While working in management consulting after college, McLeod traveled abroad to learn more about himself. Upon his return, he attended Harvard Business School where he thereafter earned his MBA. It was during this time he conceived the idea of Hinge.

Dissatisfied with the online dating options such as OKCupid or eHarmony, McLeod sought to create a platform to connect friends of friends. His vision was this would be a more natural, comfortable alternative for people like himself. He approached a friend working as a programmer for Google with his idea, and the two collaborated on the first version of Hinge. It was originally a desktop-only app, launching in 2011, and while it was designed well, making enough money to maintain itself became problematic.

By late 2012, Hinge was very much in danger financially. In a last ditch effort, McLeod set aside the remaining liquid funding he had for two purposes. The first of which was to pay his developers for their work in helping create Hinge's first mobile app. The second, hoping to give the app a healthy boost in traffic, was to throw a monumental launch party in Washington D.C. McLeod soon found himself pulling his hair out with concerns over the app being accepted into Apple's App Store on time. The morning of the event he awoke to find the app accepted, and the traffic generated from the launch party led to investors giving Hinge a second look.

Since then, Hinge has experienced steady growth and is encroaching further on its competitors' market share by the day. Hinge is currently in over 34 cities including locales like Sydney, London and Mumbai. McLeod has raised $20 million in capital since its inception

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Justin McLeod

Founder & CEO of Hinge

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Justin McLeod Biography

Justin McLeod is an entrepreneur born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Colgate University and, though his troublemaking nearly had him kicked out, graduated with a BA in 2006. While working in management consulting after college, McLeod traveled abroad to learn more about himself. Upon his return, he attended Harvard Business School where he thereafter earned his MBA. It was during this time he conceived the idea of Hinge.

Dissatisfied with the online dating options such as OKCupid or eHarmony, McLeod sought to create a platform to connect friends of friends. His vision was this would be a more natural, comfortable alternative for people like himself. He approached a friend working as a programmer for Google with his idea, and the two collaborated on the first version of Hinge. It was originally a desktop-only app, launching in 2011, and while it was designed well, making enough money to maintain itself became problematic.

By late 2012, Hinge was very much in danger financially. In a last ditch effort, McLeod set aside the remaining liquid funding he had for two purposes. The first of which was to pay his developers for their work in helping create Hinge's first mobile app. The second, hoping to give the app a healthy boost in traffic, was to throw a monumental launch party in Washington D.C. McLeod soon found himself pulling his hair out with concerns over the app being accepted into Apple's App Store on time. The morning of the event he awoke to find the app accepted, and the traffic generated from the launch party led to investors giving Hinge a second look.

Since then, Hinge has experienced steady growth and is encroaching further on its competitors' market share by the day. Hinge is currently in over 34 cities including locales like Sydney, London and Mumbai. McLeod has raised $20 million in capital since its inception

Justin McLeod Videos

  • Hinge Dating App CEO Interview with Justin McLeod
    This interview with Justin McLeod took place at the Internet Dating Conference in Miami Beach in January 2017. Justin's bio: ...
  • Justin McLeod and Samir Kapadia talk to Digit about Hinge
    We got to chat up with Justin McLeod, the Founder and CEO of the dating app Hinge, where he tells us how he wishes to make online dating ...
  • General Assembly Founder Friday with Justin McLeod, CEO of Hinge
    Justin McLeod is co-founder and CEO at Hinge, a mobile app that helps people meet dates through friends on Facebook. The successful ...

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  • How to book Justin McLeod?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Justin McLeod for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Justin McLeod, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Justin McLeod or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Justin McLeod?

    Booking fees for Justin McLeod, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Justin McLeod, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Justin McLeod?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Justin McLeod for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Justin McLeod for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Justin McLeod or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Justin McLeod or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Justin McLeod is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Justin McLeod for your event is available upon request. Justin McLeod generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bob Wu, Nico Sell, Chris Larsen, David Baszucki and Marcos Galperin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Justin McLeod for an upcoming event.

Justin McLeod Speaker Videos

  • Hinge Dating App CEO Interview with Justin McLeod
    This interview with Justin McLeod took place at the Internet Dating Conference in Miami Beach in January 2017. Justin's bio: ...
    Justin McLeod and Samir Kapadia talk to Digit about Hinge
    We got to chat up with Justin McLeod, the Founder and CEO of the dating app Hinge, where he tells us how he wishes to make online dating ...
  • General Assembly Founder Friday with Justin McLeod, CEO of Hinge
    Justin McLeod is co-founder and CEO at Hinge, a mobile app that helps people meet dates through friends on Facebook. The successful ...

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