Out in Tech SF | Tech-nically Dating

May 2, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Update 5/2: We will be live-streaming the panel discussion on The Battery’s Facebook page starting at around 7 PM PST!

Dating apps have changed how the queer community connects across the globe, and we’re here for it. Over 2/3 of queer couples meet online.

Join Out in Tech SF for a panel featuring the brains behind these apps to discuss design, what inclusion means on these platforms, and technology’s implications on the psychology of romance.

Drinks available. 21+.

*Please note that due to the nature of our free events and to ensure a full house, RSVP does not guarantee entry. We will stop check-in and may be required to turn ticketholders away once we reach capacity. Please arrive early.

6:00 PM | Doors

7:00 PM | Panel

8:00 PM | Networking



Dr. Frankie Bashan

CEO & Founder of

Dr. Frankie is the CEO & Founder of, which focuses on personalized matchmaking for lesbians and bisexual women, and has successfully connected couples across the United States for the last decade. 

Lana Dam

Director of Product Management at Tinder

Lana oversees Tinder recommendations and member to member communication. Lana has more than 10 years of experience building great consumer products at eBay, Ooyala, and Netflix prior to joining Tinder. Her focus is to build products that are simple and fun to use at scale. Lana has an MBA from MIT, Sloan School of Management.

Robyn Exton

CEO & Founder of HER

Robyn is the CEO & Founder of HER, the world’s largest brand for LGBTQ+ womxn & queer people. HER is home to 4 million people across the world, with dating and community connections, and their events run in 15 cities, hosting 50,000 people per year. HER is opening up opportunities for LGBTQ+ womxn that never existed before.

Cynthia Rouf, J.D.

Matchmaking Industry Consultant and Policy Designer

Cynthia is a policy designer and advisor to companies in the matchmaking space. She was also the #1 grossing matchmaker-coach for 3 consecutive years at Tawkify, the nation’s now-largest matchmaking firm. As a side passion, Cynthia still dabbles in helping individual daters find love.

Moderated by Penny Bailey 

Founder’s Associate, Solv; Out in Tech SF Leadership

Penny is the Founders’ Associate and Recruiter at Solv, a health tech startup in the city (we’re hiring!). She is passionate about promoting equity and inclusion in the tech industry and beyond and helping out professionals with non-traditional backgrounds break into tech.


Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Update 5/2: We will be live-streaming the panel discussion on The Battery’s Facebook page starting at around 7 PM PST!

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