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AMA about “How Does A Startup With Little Funding Grow To 100 MILLION USERS?” Talk with the Founder of the first publicly traded social media company and first online dating app that ultimately grew to 100 million users.

Clifford Lerner:  #AMA – Ask Me Anything

How Does A Startup With Little Funding Grow To 100 MILLION USERS?

Cliff Lerner’s online dating startup, Snap Interactive, was running out of money when he bet the company’s fortunes on a then-unknown platform called Facebook. The app (called AreYouInterested at the time) achieved explosive growth getting, and soon after the stock price skyrocketed 2,000 percent, setting off an extraordinary chain of events filled with sudden success and painful lessons.

View The Full AMA Here.

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Explosive Growth Book & Bitcoin Interview With Yahoo! Finance

Interview With Yahoo Finance on the ‘Final Round’ discussing Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned Growing To 100 Million Users And Losing $78 Million.   We also discuss my thoughts on Bitcoin reaching $100,000 in 2018Ethereum, Tony Robbins, Facebook, and some of my #ExplosiveGrowthTips for Startups and Entrepreneurs.

View The Full Explosive Growth Book Interview Here.

For the crypto-enthusiasts, I recently launched a new Cryptocurrency App – BuySellHODL, which provides Crypto Ratings, Price Targets, Crypto News, and a Live Daily Bitcoin Game where users can win real money.


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Bitcoin & Crypto Thoughts With Yahoo! Finance

View the entire Explosive Growth Book Interview on Yahoo Finance’s ‘Closing Round.’  I give my thoughts on growth tips for startups and entrepreneurs, why your product needs to be 10x better, as well as bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and more.

For the crypto-enthusiasts, I recently launched a new Cryptocurrency App – BuySellHODL, which provides Crypto Ratings, Price Targets, Crypto News, and a Live Daily Bitcoin Game where users can win real money.



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Author Hour Podcast With Cliff Lerner


Years before Tinder and Bumble were popular, there was Are You Interested?, the biggest dating app on Facebook and the brainchild of Cliff Lerner (@clifflerner). Cliff was able to grow Are You Interested? to more than 100 million users with very little funding.

Today, Cliff shares the secrets of how he was able to make his app go viral to the point where he was signing up 100,000 new users a day, without spending any money on advertising. As the author of Explosive Growth, Cliff cuts through the hype and gives readers a step-by-step playbook filled with proven strategies for growing startups from zero to explosive growth.

But Cliff’s story isn’t just about success. The most important lessons are often learned during times of struggle and Cliff certainly has his fair share of failures, including the loss of $78 million in one week.

Listen in to Cliff to learn:

How to implement viral growth strategies for any product or service
Why passionate employees are the key to continual innovation
What metrics you should be measuring when trying to scale your startup:

Listen To Author Hour Podcast With Cliff Lerner on Explosive Growth

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Explosive Growth Book Review By

Explosive Growth Book Review By Keri Douglas of on 1/2/2018

Brilliantly crafted Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing to 100 Million Users and Losing $78 Million by Cliff Lerner, founder and CEO of SNAP Interactive, Inc., is essential reading for every entrepreneur and leader seeking innovative solutions for their industry.

Lerner’s insights and experiences are as though he mastered the art of archery while surfing.

Among his many feats, it was his vision to launch a dating app AreYouInterested that set the stage for his success. Lerner quickly raised $10 million dollars from just a few phone calls. With a talented team, a solution to a problem, data, and hustle, Lerner’s AYI app went viral and gained an unimaginable 100,000 new users in one day. He even made $78 million in one week.

Lerner strikes his target with the skill and mastery required of a tech entrepreneur all the while riding the waves of the stock market, the nature of business, and the unknown territory of successfully translating digital users into revenue.

Now, with Explosive Growth, distilling years of experience as a multimillion dollar entrepreneur, Lerner identifies the path for success that can be applied across many sectors, including business, bureaucracies, and even life.

First and foremost, Lerner makes it clear that there is not one formula, nor one idea, nor one strategic actions that ensures success. Each idea and each action elicits a unique rapid reaction that then requires a rapid response. Entrepreneurs, like Lerner, demonstrate the grace, adaptability, and fortitude of leadership within innovation.

Reinforcing Lerner’s point, his brother and co-founder of SNAP Interactive Inc., Darrel Lerner wrote:

“Success in business doesn’t come from an idea or a formula, it comes from execution. No path is identical, and each key moment presents a decision point that will impact and shape the future of the business.”

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