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INSPIRED BY EVERYDAY LIFE

At 26, I changed careers and moved out of state. I chose to live in a large (300 person) multi-unit apartment community with a pool, gym, and a friendly staff that knew me by name. I had 500+ connections on Facebook and LinkedIn. Despite being surrounded by people both physically and virtually, I found it hard to build a new social circle.

I looked for ways to meet people but the options were limited. I wanted something that was quick and easy that would help start the conversation with someone new. I couldn't find a solution that appealed to me, so I decided to build my own. The result is Trova.​

Michael Fodera

Founder & CEO

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Matt Bailey

COO

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Ben Burns

Advisor

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Forbes
1 in 2 Americans Don't Know Neighbors' Names
The Times
Ever wanted to flee a room full of strangers?
Huffington Post
It’s Time to Start Talking to Strangers
Washington Post
Former surgeon general says there’s a ‘loneliness epidemic’
BBC
The surprising benefits of talking to strangers
NYT
Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic?
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