Where are the anti- gay donations like the one's on Brendan Eich's page?


If the guy who invented javascript, a product used by billions can be better known on Wikipedia for his political donations-match.com pales in comparison-Sam's donations should be in the lede?

OkCupid's co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions.

Sam Yagan, who is currently CEO of the Match Group, which controls OkCupid, donated $500 to Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 back when he still opposed gay marriage.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 09:49, April 8, 2014‎ (UTC)

Request to add Corazon Capital subsection


Hi Wikipedia, my name is Carrie, I work for Corazon Capital and Sam Yagan. I have some suggestions for this page I would like to bring in front of editors for discussion.

Corazon Capital is a company Yagan co-founded in 2014 however it is not represented in this page. I have drafted content with independent reliable sources that I believe would work well as a subsection in the Career section. It should be the last subsection in that section to keep with the timeline. Please see the draft below:

Corazon Capital

In 2014, Yagan co-founded Corazon Capital with Steve Farsht which invested in Series A startups, raising a pilot fund of $13 million.[1] Corazon raised $40 million in 2016; in 2021 it raised $100 million with an additional $34 million opportunity fund.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Galen (5 October 2016). "OkCupid Founder Sam Yagan's Corazon Capital Is Back With a Bigger Fund II". Chicago Inno. Retrieved 1 March 2024. The $13 million Corazon I, also led by Yagan and Farsht, was known for bringing in local entrepreneurs as limited partners, including Inventables founder CEO Zach Kaplan...The firm has participated in Series A-sized rounds for several Chicago startups.
  2. ^ Pletz, John (8 December 2021). "Yagan raises $100 million for third Corazon venture fund". Crain’s Chicago Business. Retrieved 1 March 2024. Corazon Capital, a venture-capital firm co-founded by Sam Yagan, raised a $100 million third fund and a $34 million sidecar fund for follow-on investments...Corazon's previous fund, raised in 2016, was $40 million.

If this needs further editing please ping me! CBCorazon (talk) 23:21, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Partly done: Implemented partially with this edit summary. CNMall41 (talk) 20:59, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for reviewing and implementing this! CBCorazon (talk) 19:59, 22 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request to update Excelerate Labs and IAC information


This is Carrie with Corazon Capital and Sam Yagan. I would like to make some further suggestions here on the Yagan page:

The current information about Excelerate Labs is lacking. Right now, there is only one sentence in the article about it, which I think could be replaced with the following content (this draft does not remove the facts currently in the article, just expands on them).

Drafted content:

In 2009, Yagan, Kelli Rhee, and Kapil Chaudhary co-founded Excelerate Labs with the financial backing from Sandbox Industries.[1] In 2013, Excelerate Labs merged with Techstars.[2] During the merger, board members stayed.[3]

Additionally, the information about IAC is similar and I have done the same thing, where the sole sentence can be replaced with the drafted content below, which incorporates the facts already there.

Drafted content:

In 2011, Yagan led the sale of OkCupid to Match Group, a subsidiary of IAC, for $90 million.[4] Yagan was the CEO of Match Group for three years and left at the end of 2015 before joining the company’s public board as vice chairman.[5] Under Yagan's guidance, Match Group started Tinder.[6]


  1. ^ Rao, Leena (20 March 2010). "Excelerate Labs Brings A Startup Incubator To Chicago". TechCrunch. Retrieved 1 March 2024.
  2. ^ Harris, Melissa (1 February 2013). "City's top tech-startup incubator to merge with national competitor". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 1 March 2024. Excelerate Labs, Chicago's first and most prominent tech startup incubator, is joining TechStars, a Boulder, Colo.-based competitor
  3. ^ Pletz, John (1 February 2013). "Excelerate teams up with TechStars, rebrands". Crain’s Chicago Business. Retrieved 1 March 2024. The Chicago accelerator will continue to be run by Mr. Henikoff and the other board members.
  4. ^ Elahi, Amina (December 22, 2015). "Sam Yagan set to join Match Group board after IPO". Business Insider. Retrieved 1 March 2024. OkCupid and SparkNotes co-founder Yagan is a prominent figure in Chicago's technology scene. He sold the dating company to Match Group parent IAC in 2011 for $90 million and went on to co-found local accelerator Excelerate Labs, now Techstars Chicago.
  5. ^ Elahi, Amina (22 December 2015). "Sam Yagan set to join Match Group board after IPO". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 3 April 2024.
  6. ^ Roberts, Daniel (25 September 2013). "The nerd king of online dating". Fortune. Retrieved 1 March 2024. Many of Tinder's users don't realize that it is owned by Match; the app came from its R&D lab and launched under Yagan's guidance.

Ping me with questions, comments, and suggestions! CBCorazon (talk) 20:03, 22 May 2024 (UTC)Reply