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Matches That Matter

We are a social networking and dating company that facilitates meaningful introductions for single men and women over 40.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location Oakland, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Matches That Matter, (MTM), engineers meaningful introductions for single men and women over 40. MTM has developed a highly effective method for matching singles in a comfortable, low-pressure manner by providing the opportunity to meet “in the real world” while working on non-profit community or cultural projects. Our patent pending Slow Dating™ method is a mid-priced alternative to existing dating services.


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    Odette Pollar
    Founder and CEO

    Odette Pollar has nearly three decades of experience having launched two successful companies and is the author of 5 books. She wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column for 8 years and consulted for 25 years with Fortune 500 companies on strategic planning and management.

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    Michael Takamoto
    Director of Marketing

    Michael Takamoto has 20 years experience in a variety marketing roles with several Silicon Valley software companies, including Oracle, Open Country, Frame Technology and several other start-ups. Expertise in Social Media and Cloud computing. He holds a degree from Santa Clara University.

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    Elizabeth Anne Pearce
    Chief Financial Officer

    Elizabeth Pearce has over a decade of experience evaluating emerging companies, including investing on behalf of the HighMark Small Cap mutual fund for three years. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley. During her twenty-five years as a professional investor, she worked with Northern Trust, Union Bank of California and other San Francisco-based investment advisors.