Why these founders are airing their dating startup's dirty laundry on a podcast Emma Tessler, left and Lauren Kay, co-founders of Dating Ring. Startup devotes each season to chronicling the ups and downs of a single fledgling company. Of course, she'll need to hire a few more matchmakers — one is already "in training," Kay said. What else will we hear this season? Jun 06, 6: A month later, "they're inseparable," Kay gushed.