By this point, the online dating market is beyond saturated (there are now apps expressly for gluten free, farmer and yoga-loving singles).
Whether or not the offer was real or just a hypothetical didn't end up mattering in the end: Coffee Meets Bagel's founders -- sisters Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang – gave Cuban a hard no, confident that their company was destined for greater things."We see this business growing as a big as Match.com," Dawoon told Cuban.
"They're becoming a billion-dollar-revenue company, and we think this model and the product has potential to be as big as Match."Related: Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups Today, Coffee Meets Bagel – which already raised .8 million from investors including cofounder Peng Ong -- announced that it has closed a .8 million Series A financing round, Tech Crunch reports, led by existing investor DCM Ventures with participation from Quest Venture Partners and Azure Capital.
The missile preparations were confirmed when an Air Force U-2 spy plane produced clear photographic evidence of medium-range (SS-4) and intermediate-range (R-14) ballistic missile facilities. It announced that they would not permit offensive weapons to be delivered to Cuba and demanded that the weapons already in Cuba be dismantled and returned to the Soviet Union. Secretly, the United States also agreed that it would dismantle all U.
After a long period of tense negotiations, an agreement was reached between U. S.-built Jupiter MRBMs, which had been deployed in Turkey against the Soviet Union; there has been debate on whether or not Italy was included in the agreement as well. The Kennedy administration had been publicly embarrassed by the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion in May 1961, which had been launched under President John F. Afterward, former President Dwight Eisenhower told Kennedy that "the failure of the Bay of Pigs will embolden the Soviets to do something that they would otherwise not do." The half-hearted invasion left Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and his advisers with the impression that Kennedy was indecisive and, as one Soviet adviser wrote, "too young, intellectual, not prepared well for decision making in crisis situations...
The US also led in missile defensive capabilities, naval and air power; but the Soviets had a 2–1 advantage in conventional ground forces, more pronounced in field guns and tanks, particularly in the European theater.
In May 1961, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was persuaded by the idea of countering the US's growing lead in developing and deploying strategic missiles by placing Soviet intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Cuba, despite the misgivings of the Soviet Ambassador in Havana, Alexandr Ivanovich Alexeyev, who argued that Castro would not accept the deployment of the missiles.
It also had eight George Washington- and Ethan Allen-class ballistic missile submarines, with the capability to launch 16 Polaris missiles, each with a range of 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km).
Khrushchev increased the perception of a missile gap when he loudly boasted to the world that the Soviets were building missiles "like sausages" but Soviet missiles' numbers and capabilities actually were nowhere close to his assertions.
An agreement was reached during a secret meeting between Khrushchev and Fidel Castro in July 1962 and construction of a number of missile launch facilities started later that summer.
The 1962 United States elections were under way, and the White House had for months denied charges that it was ignoring dangerous Soviet missiles 90 miles (140 km) from Florida. established a naval blockade on October 22 to prevent further missiles from reaching Cuba; Oval Office tapes during the crisis revealed that Kennedy had also put the blockade in place as an attempt to provoke Soviet-backed forces in Berlin as well. Publicly, the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons in Cuba and return them to the Soviet Union, subject to United Nations verification, in exchange for a U. public declaration and agreement to avoid invading Cuba again.
When Kennedy ran for president in 1960, one of his key election issues was an alleged "missile gap" with the Soviets leading.