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Chekmate is the text-free app that's revolutionizing the way we date. Designed to bridge the gap between online and offline dating, Chekmate makes it easier than ever to plan dates by suggesting local options to its users and organizing them into categories: entertainment, dining, and activities. Users build dates and send invites to matches all without leaving the application. Currently, Chekmate is focused on helping people date digitally while social distancing. The platform offers a dynamic messaging experience - utilizing voice and video interaction while removing traditional texting communication. Users are empowered to engage in a deeper level of conversation and get to know each other. Whether you are looking for high quality virtual dates or ready to resume real life meet-ups, Chekmate has the features to help you do so with ease.
At Chekmate, meeting is just the beginning. The journey doesn't end when you swipe right, Chekmate is invested in what comes next. Founder Jimi Tele, came to the United States as an international triple jump athlete. After his Olympic dreams were dashed due to a traumatic brain injury, he reset his goals and began pursuing entrepreneurial achievement. From starting blocks to startups, he set out on a mission to alleviate loneliness and enhance life's experiences through dating. After putting together a diverse team who were equally passionate about Chekmate's vision, they embarked on a journey to facilitate genuine connections by bridging the gap between online and offline interactions. Chekmate strives to inspire people to collect experiences and create memories. The company values authenticity and has created a catfish-proof community, promoting real time communication so the users can feel safe, seen and heard.
Jimi TeleFounder and CEO
Walter MitchellVP of Product
K.S. LewisRelationship Expert and Certified Relationship Coach
Lauren SmithVP of Marketing
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