“Markus Frind was fresh out of BCIT when he launched Plenty of Fish in 2003; now it’s one of the world’s most popular Internet dating venues.”
So begins a [now offline] article on BCIT alumnus Markus Frind, published in the July 20-26, 2010 edition of Business in Vancouver.
Markus and his wildly successful business have come a long way since they were profiled here in 2008. At that time, the Computer Systems Technology grad ran a one-man show out of his apartment (with help from his then-girlfriend). Now, married, he’s moved his business out of the house and hired 18 staff. You can read more about his successes in the BIV article, or in this article, from 2009, in Inc. Magazine.
UPDATE: A 2015 article in BIV reported the sale of Plenty of Fish to Match for US$575 million.