The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Justin McLeod, founder and chief executive of dating app Hinge.
When recovering alcoholic Justin McLeod set up his dating app, it was to help him get over his heartbreak.
Five years earlier, his college sweetheart, the woman he thought was the love of his life, had split up with him because of his drink problem.
He had subsequently gone to rehab and successfully sobered up, but he had not been able to move on romantically.
Not comfortable going into bars because of his addiction issue, he started work on Hinge in 2011 to help him find a new partner. At the time he was 27, and doing an MBA (master of business administration) at Harvard Business School in Boston.
“I was heartbroken, and I never thought I would find someone like