Dating startup run by Michael Dell's son raises financing

Nov 6, 2014
Austin Business Journal

The dating application startup founded by Michael Dell's son reported raised $585,000 of a planned $610,000 financing

Austin-based Interested Inc. collected the capital from 18 investors, according to a Wednesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The company, which was founded in 2013, operates, a mobile dating application aimed at college students. The filing comes one month after CEO Lander Coronado-Garcia disclosed that the company had launched at the University of Texas

Interested Inc. was founded by 17-year-old Zachary Dell. It claimed 1,000 members last month when Coronado-Garcia presented the startup's business plan at InnoTech Austin

Interested Inc. was established in June, according to the Texas Secretary of State. In July, the Austin Business Journal reported t hat Zachary Dell planned to launch, with a goal of promoting "mobile dating exclusively for the college experience."

Coronado-Garcia said the application enables users to select from several associated activities and places to match up with other like-minded students. It then enables the matches to message each other

Earlier this week, San Francisco-based Tinder Inc., another mobile dating application, reportedly replaced founding CEO Sean Rad amid sexual harrassment allegations by a former female employee. In April, several publications reported that Rad was dating Zachary Dell's older sister, Alexa

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