Built In Brooklyn: HowAboutWe Is An Online Dating Service With An Offline Focus



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There’s a good chance you’ve already heard about HowAboutWe, the latest startup featured in our TechCrunch TV series Built in Brooklyn — not just if you use the service yourself, but also because it was acquired by IAC a few months ago.

To be clear, this episode won’t tell you what the company has been up to post-acquisition, because we actually recorded it back in April. (Yeah, we’ve been shooting this series for a while.) But aside from a recording a new intro to avoid confusion, we decided to run the episode as-is, because it captures where HowAboutWe was right before acquisition — and how it got started in the first place.

In the episode, co-founders Aaron Schildkrout and Brian Schechter told me about how they used to work as teachers, saw the growing impact that the Internet was having on their students, and started to think…

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