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The word 'Paktor' originates from the Cantonese word for 'dating' (Chinese character 拍拖).Paktor was first launched in Singapore in June 2013, when online and mobile dating was still in its infancy in Asia.In January 2015, Paktor created two eye-catching telephone booths near Taipei’s iconic landmark, the Taipei 101, to encourage passers-by to explore the app and provide assurance that the app is a safe and private way to meet new friends across countries The event drew 600 participants including local celebrities popular among Vietnamese youth.
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With relatively little competition in Southeast Asia, GDI assesses that the app to have huge potential, crediting the CEO for having ‘expertly navigated’ the Southeast Asian market with multiple countries each with different cultures, dating habits and languages.
In October 2015, Paktor hired two former Meetic senior marketing executives, Jose Ruano and Miguel Mangas, spearheading overseas expansion efforts outside of Asia.
The funds were reported to be used for expansion into different territories and the introduction of new services under the Paktor group.
At this time, the size of the network stood at 1.5 million registered users.