How much would you give up to keep your business going? Lori Cheek, Founder and CEO of dating site, Cheek’d, has had to make some pretty big personal sacrifices to fund her business. $150,000 of her own money was just the start… Then she had to get creative. Fortunately, another hot startup (it MIGHT be Airbnb) came to the rescue.

Watch Episode 1: Tech Wreck.

If you want to know what it is really like to work at a startup, CareerFuel’s new series, “Startup Revealed,” starring Lori Cheek, Founder and CEO of Cheek’d, will thrill you! Lori has a brilliant idea for today’s dating world, and she is the recipient of to-die-for press and multiple award winner, including last week’s announcement by American Express of the of the top 10 CEOs to watch in 2013.

Videography by Micah Joel

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