Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Zoosk is aiming to raise $100 million in its initial public offering (IPO). The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ZSK, according to the S-1 document it just filed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, and Citigroup Global Markets are underwriting the IPO. Oppenheimer & Co. and William Blair are also joining as co-managers.
The online dating network states in its filing that it has 26 million members, including 650,000 subscribers, across 80 countries. Zoosk defines “subscribers” as users who pay to for access to additional features and products on Zoosk’s site. Members are nonpaying registered users of the site.
The company also states that its number of members grew from 18 million as of Dec. 31, 2012 to over 26 million as…
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