Geoff Cook

CEO The Meet Group @geoffcook

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Geoff Cook is a serial entrepreneur and public company CEO. He has been on the board of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) since 2011 until its sale in 2020. Geoff sold the company for $500 million in September 2020 -- one of the last large public deals prior to the declaration of a global pandemic by the WHO. He started his first company from a Harvard dorm and sold it for millions of dollars at age 24 in the year 2002. He sold his second company for $100 million in 2011. Geoff is currently the CEO and co-founder of The Meet Group, a social dating and livestreaming company. He is also GM of video for the parent company ParshipMeet Group. He successfully transitioned the company from 90% advertising revenue in 2016 to 60+% user-pay revenue while dramatically expanding revenue by investing heavily in livestreaming video. Geoff is experienced in M&A, having spent $200 million in the last 4 years buying and integrating 4 companies: LOVOO, Tagged, Skout, and Growlr, and also in corporate development, having recently agreed to a three-year deal to power live video for one of The Match Group's (ticker: MTCH) largest apps: POF. Geoff is also a thought leader in building safer dating apps. Geoff is the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner for the Philadelphia Region. He has also received the "Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania" award on behalf of his company. In his spare time, Geoff is a children’s book author and a mentor at Princeton University’s Keller Center. Geoff is listed on 4 patents currently pending with the USPTO related to livestreaming dating and incented audio. He graduated from Harvard University in 2000 with a BA in Economics.

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Jun 2020 - Present

Lake George Association

Board Member

For more than a century, the Lake George Association has protected the water as the guardian of Lake George. We focus on the Lake’s prized, clear drinking water and protecting the watershed (the land area from the tops of the mountains surrounding it to the shoreline). We have educated tens of thousands of residents and visitors on how their actions can be protective of Lake George and its watershed.

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Jan 2005 - Present

The Meet Group

Co-Founder, CEO

The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a portfolio of mobile social entertainment apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. We leverage a powerful live-streaming video platform, empowering our global community to forge meaningful connections. Our primary apps, MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, and Tagged®, keep 4.3 million mobile daily active users entertained and engaged and originate untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. Our apps, available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages, use innovative products and sophisticated data science to let our users stream live video, send gifts, chat, and share photos. The Meet Group has a diversified revenue mix consisting of in-app purchases, subscription, and advertising, and we have offices in New Hope, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. For more information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

May 2018 - Jun 2020

Princeton University

Mentor, Keller Center Summer Accelerator Program

Jan 2005 - Nov 2011

myYearbook.com

Co-Founder, CEO

Geoff is the co-founder and former CEO of myYearbook, leading the company from its start in 2005 until its sale to Quepasa Corporation in Nov. 2011. During his tenure, Geoff helped raise $20 million and grew myYearbook to profitability and $30+ million revenue with 100+ employees.

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Jan 2000 - Dec 2002

ResumeEdge

Founder, CEO

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