What happens when four Harvard math grads tackle the world of matchmaking, dating and love? They brew up an arithmetic love potion that exposes highly analytical data about relationships and what makes the perfect match. With more than 8 million active users, Match.com and OkCupid can mine for quirky dating trends - revealing, for example, that sometimes a mutual interest in horror movies is a better predictor of a love pairing than a shared interest in God. Spend the night with Sam Yagan to find out more about what makes your current or future beau a match made in heaven (or not!) He'll use quirky trends, infographics and an algorithm for the management of asynchronous qualities to predict the ultimate love connection.
Sam has spent six years as an entrepreneur, first as Co-founder and CEO of TheSpark.com, Inc., maker of SparkNotes, the world's leading brand of educational study aids. More recently, he has served as President of MetaMachine, Inc., developer and distributor of the world's leading P2P file-sharing application, eDonkey.
Sam has also served as Vice-President and General Manager at Delias, Corp., and Vice-President and Publisher at Barnes & Noble, Inc. Sam has a BA in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Of the thousands of profile questions answered by OkCupid users, CEO Sam Yagan reveals which, if any, correlate with one of the most common: "Would you be willing to sleep with someone on the first date?"