Perchance App: Turning Encounters Into Meaningful Connections

On this episode, we are joined by the Founders of Perchance App, Dave Gottesmann and Nelly Farra, as well as Head of Ventures at Draper Startup House, Giulianna Crivello.

Perchance App allows you to go back in time to connect with singles in your area and nudges you to go on a date! What dating apps fail to recognize is that it’s not the person who didn’t “swipe right” on me that keeps me up at night. Rather, it’s the person who locked eyes with me on a busy street on my way to work and flashed me the most beautiful smile that I ever saw. It isn’t the person’s photo that I saw while scrolling through hundreds of other photos that makes me think, “what if”? It’s the person who was carrying a book by my favorite author who glanced back at me just as I paid for my coffee only to turn around and notice they were gone. These are the moments that make up a “life”, ones that can’t be artificially duplicated.

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David Gottesmann (Center)

Dave Gottesmann, CEO, attained his J.D. in 2007 from The University of Miami, and B.A. cum laude, from The George Washington University in 2003. Over the past two decades, he has obtained extensive experience in management, event planning, client relations, public relations and marketing, legal representation, and successfully launched DG Sports Agency. Before venturing out on his own he worked alongside the top sports agents in the world at SFX Sports assisting the management of Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Olympian Gail Devers. He has managed some of the top athletes in the world in Jon Jones and Thiago Alves, helped bring in breakthrough sponsorship deals to the UFC, worked on planning some of the larger events in the country for ESPN and South Beach Wine & Food Festival. He understands the dating market, both as a business owner and a consumer, and has been researching and using dating apps for nearly a decade. Using his experience in the events, marketing, and client relationship space he was able to create something that could bring joy into people’s everyday lives.

Nelly M. Farra

A relationship-driven business development expert with over 20 years of experience. Extensive relationship management and strategic partnership development experience for US and LATAM markets. Proven track record in relationship development with investors, clients, co-workers, and network resulting in profitability, goal execution, and innovation. Collaborative and inclusive ecosystem builder focused on curating community, diversity, and partnership. Energetic and self-motivated solutions provider who consistently delivers results exceeding expectations. Versatile professional with demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.

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