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Yes — paid acquisition channels are still expensive, (more expensive than it used to be when Tinder was launched) but in comparison to other industries suggested by Andrew Chen, they are also almost the only incurred costs (you don’t need any content or sales team).
But yes, it hurts to spend money on paid acquisition instead of content, both in your mind and in your balance sheet.
Churn is indeed one of the most important KPI, for any Saa S company or telecom operator.
What stroke me at that time, looking in Europe at online e-commerce platforms, was that some local players were so strong in their own market that even Amazon could not move a needle (Allegro in Poland or e Mag in Romania).
I have accompanied more than 30 telecom operators, media and technology companies in as many different countries, defining their strategies facing disruptive business models or performing due diligences as part of a broader transaction process.
The six reasons listed in the article why investors don’t invest in dating are: These are religiously repeated by many investors, even the one specializing in marketplaces (my sister included).
For the existing competition to Tinder or Match (in the case of Tinder, competitors like Happn, Bumble, Once, etc.) paid acquisition channels will become more and more expensive as their product is at the end not necessarily well differentiated (all using the same UX innovation introduced by Tinder) and users tend to end up going back to Tinder.
I have recently had the opportunity on an assignment with Arthur D.
With the democratization of the internet, online dating has started by digitalizing the traditional model of the “real estate agent” with experience and professionalism.