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September 18, 2020
KiwiTech Announces Strategic Partnership with Conversation Building Platform 3rdDegree
Chattanooga, TN

Aimed at enriching people's lives by helping them build honest, transparent connections

KiwiTech, LLC, a tech accelerator that helps early to growth-stage companies scale quickly, today entered into a strategic partnership 3rdDegree, a conversation building app that facilitates new levels of open communication and turns awkward dates into meaningful connections.

"We are thrilled to partner with 3rdDegree to revolutionize the dating space," said Rakesh Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of KiwiTech. "Drawing on our deep expertise in established and emerging technologies, we look forward to helping 3rdDegree further their mission to enrich people’s lives."

"The dating world, unfortunately, is one defined by expectations, disappointment and hope. The driving force is the idea that we know another person and be known. In the midst of a pandemic, the world as we know it has become virtual, even the dating world," said Shauna Holland, Co-Founder and CEO of 3rdDegree. "COVID-19 has shown us that in times of uncertainty, people are seeking meaningful connections more so than ever. However, dating apps are all about making the match. So how do you make the connection? For the singles or couples looking to have more meaningful conversations on dates, 3rdDegree is the ice-breaking game that facilitates new levels of open communication." 

"Unlike other dating apps, where the focus is on finding a match, we bridge the gap by helping singles turn awkward dates into meaningful connections. 3rdDegree is the conversation building app that takes honesty and vulnerability to create high-quality conversations. Using proprietary code and algorithms, it encourages face to face communication to build a connection by two people getting to ask the questions we all want to know. Through game-like quizzes that score you based on your effort to open up, you will find out fun tidbits about your date." 

"Every startup has its challenges and we couldn't be more excited about our strategic partnership with KiwiTech to help us meet our biggest challenges like building technology and raising a critical seed round."

About 3rdDegree 

3rdDegree is an app that helps people find their potential partners and develop meaningful relationships. It was developed with the purpose of helping couples form honest transparent connections while on dates but also acting as a natural screening process to find out who you’re most compatible (and perhaps help you to see any red flags!) on the front end. Every detail, from the questions to the interface, is designed to help both people go as deep as they want to get to know one another, at their own pace.  For more information, see 

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Over the last decade, KiwiTech has led innovation across multiple verticals scaling businesses in the tech space. KiwiTech intimately understands the challenges faced by new founders, aspiring unicorns and established leaders and works closely with them to realize their passion and purpose. Through its extensive relationships and expertise, KiwiTech brings a perspective that helps strategically connect technology creators with technology consumers. KiwiTech is an ecosystem of proactive investors and advisors who are passionate about building technology, supporting entrepreneurship, and helping companies realize their maximum potential.

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