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  • July 31, 2012

Online Personals Watch

Interview With Scott Lewallen, co-Founder Of Grindr And Blendr

OPW INTERVIEW – July 31 – You know Joel, no doubt. We interviewed Joel Simkhai about Grindr in December 2010. Here’s Scott Lewallen, the co-founder of Grindr and Blendr. – Mark Brooks

You started Grindr with $5,000. How did you do it?
I had met Joel when I lived in New York. I had moved back to Los Angeles and he showed up one day in L.A. and said: “You know what? I’m going to try out Los Angeles and I’ve got this idea. I want to be able to meet the gay guys around me. What do you think? Do you want to help me?” I was like, oh sure, that’s a great idea … ”

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