Brendan Alper is the 29-year-old entrepreneur behind the dating app Hater. It helps singles find the right connection based on what they hate versus the traditional matches made on shared likes. Alper is pitching his business on Shark Tank in front of guest shark Rohan Oza, Barbara Corcoran (who invested in the cheater’s app CATE app), tech billionaire Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec.
In March, Alper told Business Insider that he received death threats after executing a politically-charged marketing campaign in New York City. On Valentine’s Day, Hater projected an image of a naked Russian President Vladimir Putin cuddling a naked pregnant Donald Trump with the hasthtag #LoveThroughHate against the sides of city buildings (photo below). After receiving “a handful of death threats” via Facebook, Alper said, “My mom wasn’t happy” about the campaign. Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC.