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Congratulations to Kevin, Adam, and Dan from Ignighter who have raised $1.2M from angel investors after going through the TechStars program this summer. As Brad noted on his blog, we should definitely have at least one team of comedians in the program each summer. Ignighter provided endless entertainment this summer – their blog is one of the most fun to read of all the TechStars companies.

While Ignighter certainly likes to have fun, they’ve got a serious side too and they were a real pleasure to work with during the program. They did a great job of engaging the mentors in the program and challenging themselves over and over again. I think they’ll continue to listen well, and expect them to make a dent in the dating market with this new paradigm of group to group dating. If you think about it for a moment, group to group dating just feels like something that humans would rather do. Like Ignighter always says, it’s safer, less awkward, and more fun. And… stand up proof.

The company will be based in New York City, so if you’re a reader from that area, be sure to look them up.

Congrats, and rock on guys.

David Cohen
(@davidcohen) Co-founder & Co-CEO of Techstars, previously founder of several technology companies. David is an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at DavidGCohen.com