Tabby is a cat person dating app that builds a community of diverse cat lovers and provides the perfect dating match. Tabby is completely different from a general dating app because it focuses on the interests of some specific people.
The co-founders of this cat dating app, Sterling Davis, Leigh D’Angelo and Nathan Kehn appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 Episode 4 and asked the sharks for $300,000 for a 20% equity.
Before this cat person dating app, the (Dig) dog person dating app was created by Leigh D’Angelo. All these three founders like cats very much and they are connected with cats somewhere in their life.
Sterling Davis and Nathan Kehn are both social media influencers and have million of active followers on their social media accounts Instagram and Tiktok.
In the United States today, there are more than 50 million families who own cats. Apart from this, there are still 17 million single cat owners in the United States.
For these single cat owners, Tabby is an app that matches both cat persons together for dating. This company had seeking investment in Shark Tank at a valuation of $1.5 million.
What Is Tabby Dates?
Tabby Dates is a cat person dating app. In this app, cat lovers can build a community by talking with each other and can go on dating.
Along with messaging in this app, we can also create our own profile apart from cats and daily activities related to cats can be shared.
In this app, along with sharing the story, we can talk to other cat person through video call. In this we can search for different cat person by swiping left and right.
If you want to have unlimited swiping in this, then you have to take VIP membership, its price is $ 19.99 every month. $29.99 for 3 months and $49.99 for 6 months.
|Founder||Sterling Davis, Leigh D’Angelo and Nathan Kehn|
|Founded||August 8, 2020|
|Product||The Cat Person’s Dating App|
|Asked For||$300,000 for a 20% equity|
|Final Deal||$300,000 for a 30% equity|
|Episode (Shark Tank USA)||Season 13 Episode 4|
|Air Date||Oct 29, 2021|
|Business Status||In Business|
|Headquarters||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Go To PlayStore||Install|
Another Shark Tank Pitch
Who Is The Founder Of Tabby?
Tabby the Cat Person dating app is co-founded by Sterling Davis, Leigh D’Angelo and Nathan Kehn. Sterling and Nathan are both cat lovers and social media influencers and have a total of million followers on their social media accounts.
Leigh (Isaacson) D’Angelo is a TV anchor and doing the Communications Principal for NASA & NASA TV Anchor at “SAIC”.
Isaacson joined the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement as an Adjunct Professor after completing her Master’s of Homeland Security and Emergency Response Management in Tulane University.
In 2017, she launched Dig-The Dog Person’s dating app and it is running in November 2022 as well.
Tabby Before Shark Tank
Tabby the Cat Person Dating App was launched on August 8, 2020, which was International Cat Day. Prior to this cat person dating app, Isaacson launched the dog person dating app (Dig) in 2017.
After this dog person dating app, Isaacson got a lot of queries to make a cat person dating app. Isaacson started this business in collaboration with cat lovers and social media influencers Nathan and Sterling.
Founder has made this platform completely free and any cat lover can use this app. But membership is available in this, which provides some extra features and facilities to the user.
At the time of COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of pet adoption had increased rapidly because people had to stay alone in their homes and to overcome their stress, they had to adopt a pet.
The co-founder of this dating app decided to appear in Shark Tank to get investment for an upcoming revolutionary product.
How Was The Shark Tank Pitch Of Tabby?
Sterling Davis, Leigh (Isaacson) D’Angelo and Nathan Kehn enter the Shark Tank with their app Tabby and ask the sharks for $300k for a 20% equity. They gave a very good presentation about the specification of their app to Shark.
Isaacson also told Shark that she was running the Dog Person dating app before the Cat Person dating app. Isaacson said that there are approximately 17 million single cat owners in the United States.
They won The Million Dollar Dating Project and received $50,000 in equity free grant money from a dating platform company.
So far there are 31,000 users on their app and they have made $43,000 in revenue. $17,000 came from their subscription model and $25,000 from the first integration partner.
Mark Cuban said that it is very difficult, so that is why he is out. Robert Herjavec said that this is a very good app but it is not fit for him then he is out.
Nirav Tolia said “You need to find a way to break through the noise of all those existing dating apps” so that’s why he is out.
Kevin O’Leary Says He Has Invested in the Basepaws Cat DNA Test Company in Shark Tank Season 10 Episode 20 and they have a large database of cat owners. Kevin made an offer for this company of $300k for a 30% equity.
Isaacson counters Kevin for 25% equity but Kevin says no. Lori Greiner says she is not a tech app or app expert but Kevin is an investor in Basepaws so he can help you with this. So that’s why Lori is out of this. Isaacson tells Kevin it sounds like a “purr-fect” deal and they agrees.
Finalize: Kevin O’Leary Invest $300K in ‘Tabby’ for 30% Equity.
What Happened To Tabby After Shark Tank?
Kevin became the owner of 30% equity in the tabby The Cat Person dating app and this company had not raised equity investment before.
Kevin has already invested in a company related to cat industry and that company is growing very well in the present time.
After Shark Tank there are many single cat owners who have downloaded this app for dating and created their profile.
American media personality Ryan Seacrest appeared on the show Live with Kelly and Ryan and he talked about the Tabbydates app on the show.
On November 2021, this app was featured on Drew’s News, apart from this, this app has also been featured on many dating websites.
This dating app has not yet received a good response on Google Playstore and Appstore. The rating of this app on Google Playstore is only 1.8.
Tabby Shark Tank Update
Kevin has invested in this cat person dating app company and after this episode aired, many cat lovers installed this app. There is no evidence whether Kevin has closed the deal with this company in November 2022.
This app is also getting negative reviews on Playstore and Appstore, Most of the people say that there are many “bugs” in this app and sometimes they are not able to login in it.
We’re following Sterling Davis, Leigh D’Angelo and Nathan Kehn along with their company for further updates.
What Is Tabby Net Worth?
When this dating app company signed a deal in Shark Tank, its revenue was only $43,000 and this platform also crashed. We could not find much information about the earnings report of this company. But after the deal in Shark Tank, Tabby’s valuation was $1 million.
Is Tabby Still In Business?
“Domain Not Claimed” message is showing on visiting “tabbydates.com” website in November 2022. The social media Instagram account of this app is not active since February 14, 2022.
This app is not working properly and many cat lovers are facing bugs issue on it. If it continues like this, then this app may be closed in the coming time.
Yes, Tabby is still in business as of December 2022.