Vancouver's PlentyofFish listed on World's 100 Most Valuable Startups

Business Insider this week released its "2011 Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Startups."

Unsurprisingly, the number one spot is held by social network Facebook, although calling it a startup at this age and with billions in revenue seems ridiculous. Its estimated value is $80 billion, which many would agrue (including myself) to be grossly high.

Rounding out the top 5 are Zynga, Groupon, Twitter, and Dropbox. These four companies combined clock im at a value of $34, less than half of Facebook's.

The only Canadian-born company I could find is Vancouver's PlentyofFish, the online dating company founded by Markus Frind in 2003. POF ranks number 90. If you see any others in there, let me know.


PlentyOfFish (
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PlentyOfFish is the world’s largest online dating site, with over 80 million registered users. Beginning as a small start-up out of CEO and founder Markus Frind’s apartment in 2003, it soon revolutionized the online dating industry as the first free site. Since its inception, PlentyOfFish has offered the first and most advanced matching system in the industry and a series of personalized... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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