Brian Norgard is Chief Product—and team builder extraordinaire—at Tinder. Under his leadership, Tinder is the fastest growing mobile revenue company in consumer Internet history.
In less than 3 years, Tinder became the top grossing mobile app in the world, created over $11 billion dollars in market value and led to hundreds of millions of connections world-wide. Brian is considered one of the most authoritative voices in the dynamics surroundig subscription based business models.
As creator of blockbuster products like Super Like, Boost, Tinder Gold, Super Likeable. Brian extinguished industry records and redefined the physics of the category. Brian's product philosophy of simple, fun and useful is utilized throughout the industry and has resulted in more than 200 million lifetime downloads. His product team is consistently lauded as world-class and best-in-industry with respect to experience design. Josh Elman of Greylock Partner stated, "Brian built the smartest business on top of an active consumer product that we have seen in ages. Maybe ever."
At 25, Brian was the youngest GM/VP in the history of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp after the acquisition of his first company Newroo where he served as the GM of MySpace News and FIM Labs. In 2012 Brian built one of the fastest growing Facebook applications in history (Chill) which reached over 30MM people. Thereafter, his Kleiner Perkins funded mobile messaging application Tappy became Tinder’s first acquisition. Brian also co-founded advertising network Ad.ly which was acquired by Nestivity in 2014.
A respected and savvy investor, Brian helped entrepreneurs ignite franchises from AngelList—where he was the first angel investor—to Tinder. Brian's investment vehicle, Norgard Fund, invests in startups ranging from Lyft to SpaceX. Brian graduated with honors from Brown University where he received a prestigious NCIIA Grant awarded to top collegiate innovators.
March 1st, 2019 | 45 mins 15 secs
crypto, investing, problems, product
Product building is like art, and with art comes a mass of problems with philosophy and building choices to ensure your product is right for the space. We sat down with Brian Norgard, Angel Investor and former CPO of Tinder and talked about problems in product building, what tools are needed to help this process, problems targeting and delivering to customers, angel investing and what’s needed to facilitate the process, problems with the crypto space, remote work, and more.