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Connor Rose

IRLY is a cutting-edge mobile app designed to help people make meaningful connections in real life. Our mission is to foster human connections by bridging the gap between online and offline interactions.

Tell us about yourself?

Hey there! I’m Connor Rose, the proud CEO of IRLY. I’m a tech enthusiast, avid reader, and coffee aficionado. In my spare time, I love exploring the outdoors and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. I have always been fascinated by the power of technology to transform lives. I saw a need for more authentic human connections in our increasingly digital world, and IRLY was born out of that passion.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

I’d tell myself to embrace the uncertainty and trust the process. Building a startup is a rollercoaster, but it’s all part of the exciting journey.

What problem does your business solve?

IRLY addresses the growing disconnect between our online and offline lives by providing a platform for people to discover and connect with others based on shared interests.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

The inspiration for IRLY comes from the realization that, despite being more connected than ever, people are still struggling to form meaningful relationships. Our goal is to help people rediscover the joy of connecting with others in person.

What is your magic sauce?

Our magic sauce lies in the seamless integration of technology and real-life experiences. We combine the convenience of online discovery with the authenticity of in-person connections, creating a unique platform that stands out from the competition.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

In the next five years, our primary goal is to establish IRLY as a leader in the dating and social networking space. To achieve this, we will focus on four key areas: expanding our user base through targeted marketing campaigns and strategic partnerships, enhancing our app features to provide an unparalleled user experience, fostering a diverse and inclusive community, and scaling our operations globally to reach new markets. We also plan to explore additional revenue streams, such as premium subscriptions and in-app advertising, to ensure the financial sustainability of our platform.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

One of the most significant challenges we’ve encountered is assembling a diverse and talented team to bring our vision to life. Recruiting skilled professionals who share our passion for creating meaningful connections through technology has been both a rewarding and challenging experience.

How can people get involved?

If you’re passionate about fostering real-life connections and want to be part of our mission, we’d love to hear from you! Download the IRLY app, give it a try, and share your feedback with us. For potential partnerships, job inquiries, or any other collaboration ideas, feel free to reach out to us at Let’s make the world a more connected place together!