The Blazr Mission
It all started as a joke….
It all started with a joke over a business lunch. Two friends, ML and JL, were discussing their respective ventures in the ecommerce and fashion world. They had formed a business relationship that had grown into a close friendship. One day, while at one of JL’s retail locations in St. Louis, ML made a quip that would change their lives forever.
“Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a dating site for people who smoke weed
They both laughed…….
They both chuckled, but as a tech guy and owner of a web design agency, JL couldn’t shake the idea. “We can build this.. we can make that happen,” he said.
The company was launched in true start-up, bootstrap style, out of the back of a sneaker store in the city of St. Louis. They built a prototype website and started testing the waters. It didn’t take long for them to realize that they were on to something big. Their site, now known as My420Mate, began to gain traction, and soon they were making headlines. The New York Times, USA Today, even Jimmy Kimmel took notice. With over 100k members in all 50 states and over 80 countries, they knew they were serving a community that had been underserved for far too long.
By 2016, they had launched an iOS and Android app, and things were really taking off. Their user base was growing, and they were helping connect people in ways they never thought possible. They were proud of what they had built, but they knew they could do even better.
That’s why in 2022, they decided to rebrand as Blazr. With a new name and a new app set to launch on 4/20, they’re more excited than ever about what the future holds. They’re still the same team of friends who started it all those years ago, but they’re ready to take things to the next level. It’s been a wild ride so far, but they’re just getting started. The new app promises to be a game-changer, and the team can’t wait to share it with the world. With their passion for connecting people and their entrepreneurial spirit, there’s no telling what they’ll accomplish next.