Joe Cohen

Founder and CEO, Seatwave

Joe CohenJoe Cohen is founder and CEO of Seatwave – he started the company in May 2006, and launched it in February 2007. Seatwave has since become a market leader in this emerging space.

Joe brings broad experience of the consumer internet space, having led three start-ups in the past ten years.

Before founding Seatwave, Joe started and ran the international division of Match.com, (2001 until 2006) the global leader in online dating. As Chief Operating Officer at Match.com he oversaw the development and operations of the Match business in 35 countries and 18 languages. Joe became a thought-leader on global dating and consumer internet services and offered commentary and perspective to the BBC, CNBC, CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, Business Week and many others.

Previously, from 1999 until 2001, Joe was Vice President and General Manager of Ticketmaster.com for Europe where he was one of the pioneers of the European online ticketing industry. Prior to Ticketmaster, Joe worked for Citysearch where he was New Markets General Manager, responsible for the roll-out of the online city guide business in 20 cities in the US and Northern Europe.