Violet Lim and Jamie Lee are in the business of connecting aspiring lovebirds. While matchmaking has existed for decades, the couple modernized the trade for the Internet era. After starting Lunch Actually in 2004 and Eteract in 2007, they founded eSynchrony, a website which matches singles through an algorithm that looks at 15 areas of compatibility.
Their success was why we brought them to our monthly Chillin’ With event on August 15, where we connect about 20 or so people who love starting businesses. The venue was Martell’s The Ultimate Startup Space at Boon Tat Street.
Photo: Jamie Lee and Violet Lim (center) with guests. Read more
Spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Asia’s first and largest lunch dating agency, Lunch Actually has enabled love to blossom for many couples. Next Monday 15th August, we will be chillin’ with the founders of Lunch Actually, Jamie and Violet. This married couple (with two kids to boot) is a picture of matrimonial happiness. What is even more amazing is that they not only co-founded and run Lunch Actually together, but also Eteract, an online speed dating portal [Disclaimer: Eteract is a portfolio company of Bernard and Gwen.].
Come join us for drinks if you want to hear from Jamie and Violet regarding their entrepreneurial journey as well as more on one that they have taken together as a couple.
With two major news that rocked the Southeast Asia markets this week from the acquisition of Friendster by MOL to the emergence of the JooJoo netbook, the crew is left reeling the implications of the events. We also have David Lian, who joined us as our special guest as we run through our stories in TWIA. You can check out the podcast directly from here. Read more
Podcast: Play in new window
The co-founders of Lunch Actually needs no introduction as they are well-known in the offline dating space for matchmaking professionals and executives. While expanding Lunch Actually to Malaysia and Hong Kong, the founders of the team have now embarked on a venture that translates the dating business from offline to online and vice versa. Their new dating portal, Eteract allows singles to conveniently and instantly meet new friends by doing interactive and efficient online speed dating activities together to determine if there is chemistry and connection between them. So, we interview Violet about the story behind Eteract. Read more
With the mood of love surrounding Valentine’s Day, here at SGEntrepreneurs, we’ve prepared a special series of articles, reviews and interviews on The Business Of Love in Singapore. We’ll be taking a look at the dating industry landscape in Singapore, dating agencies and companies, and also hear from the entrepreneurs behind those companies whose main business is love.
Bookmark this page to view fresh posts in this series and maybe even find a service you can use to get a date on Valentine’s day. Let’s start making some love.
New Poll: Will You Consider Using A Dating Agency?
Stealing Cupid’s Bow – Dating Industry Landscape In Singapore
Wanna GoMovieDate With Me?
Interview with Matthew Tan, GoMovieDate
In Conversation with Violet Lim, Eteract and Lunch Actually
Interview with Kelvin Ong, Singles Mingle
Flirt With He or She WhoWorksAroundYou
In Conversation with Vary Yong, WhoWorksAroundYou
If You Have HIV Or Are A Vegetarian, There’s A Dating Agency For You
Interview with Annie Chan, Club2040
In Conversation with Lydia Gan, Wow-Her.com and Clique Wise
New Poll: Will You Enter The Dating Industry?
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Kudos to the E27 team, the Unconference Singapore 2008 held in Matrix, Biopolis had been a fantastic and well-organized event. It had an overwhelming turnout, hitting between 200-250 people. From a surprising excellent keynote from Daniel Ingitaraj (Director, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft) to the enthusiastic pitches from many start-ups in the event, it was a gathering of many enthusiastic minds for a growing and emerging Internet industry. Read more