In February of 2010 Smartdate announced a €2 million round and several month later in November they raised an additional €3.5 million with the founders of PriceMinster. Right now, about a year after the launch of this new dating service, the startup has already over 3.1 million users. According to Smartdate the service is counting about 20,000 new profiles per day. Smartdate has always shown its ambition to dethrone Meetic and become the No. 1 in the sector. Fabrice Le Parc, CEO and founder of Smartdate recently said: “By reaching the 3 million mark, there is no doubt, that we join the big league and that is bolstering our ambition to become market leader in online dating in less than two years.”
Smartdate and its innovative approach to online dating is available in French, German, English, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. The international dating platform is loaded with Web 2.0 functionalities and fully integrated with Facebook. Smartdate was founded in the first quarter of 2010 and is based in Paris.