Phil Schwarz is a Partner at Corazon Capital, having previously served as a Principal for the firm since 2016. From 2014 to 2016, Phil served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Tinder, the world’s leading dating business. He oversaw the company’s brand, growth, and user retention efforts worldwide, driving a period of explosive user growth and global expansion, including serving as a member of the executive team that launched Tinder’s revenue products, up to and beyond Match Group’s IPO in late 2015.
Phil’s prior roles include Vice President of Growth Initiatives at Match Group, which he held in 2014, as well as Executive Director at Kaplan and Kaplan Ventures (then part of the Washington Post Company), which he held from 2010 to 2014. He co-founded the Kaplan/Techstars EdTech Accelerator, whose graduates have raised more than $250 million in funding. At Kaplan, Phil also invested in early-stage EdTech companies, served on boards of directors for Kaplan Ventures’ portfolio companies, and executed a series of corporate acquisitions.
Earlier in his career, Phil served as an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank from 2008 to 2010, advising companies on public offerings and buy- and sell-side M&A. Before that, he led numerous technology product development efforts for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Vitria Technology, and BP Amoco, and served as a Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Phil holds an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he guest lectures on Start-up Marketing, and a BBA., cum laude, from Ohio University’s College of Business.