Location: 123 Bank St., #440, New York City, New York, United States United States
Founded in: 2009
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 1-5
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Awards and mentions
Starters + Startups Internet Week Pitch Night Winner
Early stage startups pitched their businesses in front of a panel of judges (Investors from Arc Angel Fund, RoboInvest, etc.) to win an Audience Award Prize of $1000 at the Starters+Startups: PitchNight during Internet Week NY 2012. Cheek'd was the winner!
45 different startups came to complete for the title of the Best Startup. The entire audience of 500 people voted. And the winner is... – a New York Startup that enables you to let good-looking strangers know that you are interested. Founded by Lori Cheek, a startupper, passionate as a billion dollars, Cheek mails her cards all over the U.S. inspiring everyone who believes in love at first sight to act on their dreams when they sight a dreamy stranger.
Cheek'd won 3rd Place in the ultimate Elevator Pitch--in an actual elevator with investors and VCs inside, waiting to hear startups pitch their ideas during the short ride. When asked to choose their most enjoyable elevator rides, they went with in 1st place, Uknowa in 2nd and Cheek’d in 3rd.
The team at Cheek'd fought off 63 startup competitors over the course of 6 grueling rounds to emerge as our first champion. Cheek'd will receive over $25,000 in prizes to help build their business from Rackspace, TechCocktail, Seattle 2.0, SendGrid, Gluecon, Perky Jerky, MogoTest, AgileZen, StatsMixPro, Foodzie, and SnapEngage.


Online Dating, Reversed.
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Company description

Cheek’d bridges the gap between online dating and real-world romance by providing members with physical cards that they can use to entice people from the real world to flirt with them in the virtual world. It’s the 2.0 version of “Call Me.”  The cards offer a real purpose and advantage to other online dating sites and expand a subscriber’s dating opportunities beyond the pool of people registered with an online dating service.  By bringing the social aspect back into dating and moving it from your computer to your everyday life, Cheek'd is giving it’s members an opportunity to leverage technology without completely depending on it, while promoting a safe and playful interaction in the physical world at a time when virtual interaction is growing and online privacy is scarce.

  • Lori Cheek
    Lori Cheek | Team member
    Architect turned Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of the reverse engineered dating site coined by the New York Times as "the next generation of online dating."