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Scott Lewallen

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Founder & CEO, Mezic Media. Previously Co-Founder, Grindr & Blendr.

Founder & CEO, Mezic Media. Previously Co-Founder, Grindr & Blendr.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


Mezic Media


Founder & CEO Mezic Media 2000 - present
Co-Founder Blendr September 2011 - March 2013
Co-Founder Grindr August 2008 - March 2013
Creative Director Atlantis Events December 2007 - May 2010
Art Director E! Entertainment Television August 2006 - June 2007
Production Manager Kal Yee Photography 2005 - 2006
Interior Designer Lady Wolfe Fitness 2005 - 2006
Art Director Muscle Dynamics Corporation 2000 - 2003
Designer USC Career Center 1998 - 2000


University of Southern California Communication 1999 - 2003

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Dating
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Android • Social networking • Photoshop • Social Media • Social Media Marketing

Key Accomplishments

I'm best known as co-founder, designer, and head of Product for both Grindr and Blendr, geo-located mobile dating apps for the gay and straight communities, launched in 2009 & 2011 respectively. I recently left those companies and returned to my personal consultancy, Mezic Media (, to pursue new ventures and build great brands and new products. I am relocating to New York City in September 2013 and would love to connect with some talented and inspiring people in the local tech community.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I breathe design, and love building products that make people happy. I aim for pixel-perfection, but I've learned from my past ventures the value of compromise between 100% perfect vs. meeting deadlines. It's important to actually SHIP a product!

I know how to build teams, foster culture, and keep people motivated, but I also LOVE being in the trenches with like-minded people who are passionate about making something awesome.

I bring to the table a fusion of UI/UX design sensibility & Product vision with attention to detail. I focus on creating rich consumer-focused user experience that makes the human happy.

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Serge Gojkovich
We worked together
Scott is an amazing entrepreneur. He is one of those guys you meet that you know has done something great in the world. He is smart intellig ... ent thorough and full of great ideas. He's a great innovator, planner and executer.
Jason Donnalley, CPM, ACPM
We worked together
Scott was as close to perfect as you can get for a boss. When we worked together, I was always learning something knew and always felt like ... everyone's opinion on our team mattered. Scott's eye for design and user experience is exceptional, and I would guarantee anything he's working on is something exciting and fresh. He was a great leader and I very much hope to work with him again someday!
Kale Franz
We worked together at Grindr
Scott was the co-founder of one of the initial and most innovative social networking/dating apps on a mobile platform. His contributions hel ... ped revolutionize dating and social interaction in our age of constant data connection.
Vishwas Pethe
We worked together
Scott has cofounded a very successful mobile startup. He was the brain behind this company and has a keen eye on product design and user exp ... erience.
Mark Brooks
They're my friends
Past performance is the best indicator of future performance. He's been very innovative and done well with his past initiatives.
Stephen Lopez
We worked together at Grindr
Throughout our professional relationship - Scott has proven himself a very thoughtful and passionate colleague. When faced with challenges h ... e looks beyond what's in front of him, analyzes problems thoroughly and creates solutions that are in everyone's best interests. His thoughtful and relatable nature has pushed him beyond a supervisor and former colleague to a true mentor that I'm proud to vouch for.
We worked together
He's a terrific creative resource, always willing to think outside the box with a fantastic attention to detail.