Small Cap Special Situation Hedge Fund, Hershey Strategic Capital, Invests $1 Million into Snap Interactive Common Stock; Adam Hershey to Act as an Advisor

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2017 / Snap Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP," the "Company," "we," "our," or "us") (OTCQB: STVI), a leading provider of live video social networking applications building on blockchain and other innovative technologies, today announced that it has completed a private placement of 200,000 shares of common stock to Hershey Strategic Capital, LP at a price of $5.00 per share. SNAP also announced that small cap investment veteran Adam Hershey, Managing Member of Hershey Strategic Capital, has agreed to advise the Company on matters related to the Company's capital markets strategy. SNAP intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including development of the Company's blockchain product initiatives.

Alex Harrington, SNAP's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are extremely excited about the continued momentum we are experiencing with our blockchain initiatives and this additional capital is expected to allow us to accelerate those programs. We believe that SNAP is well positioned to benefit as blockchain technology evolves, and we believe an investment from a high-quality financial partner such as Adam Hershey of Hershey Strategic Capital is value enhancing. Adam's capital markets expertise is invaluable and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work together."

Adam Hershey, Managing Member of Hershey Strategic Capital, commented, "SNAP has assembled an exceptional team around their blockchain initiatives and I am delighted to extend both financial and strategic support to further the Company's business objectives."

The shares of common stock issued to Hershey Strategic Capital have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Snap Interactive, Inc.

Snap Interactive, Inc. is a leading provider of live video social networking applications building on blockchain and other innovative technologies. SNAP's product portfolio includes Paltalk and Camfrog, which together host one of the world's largest collections of video-based communities, and Backchannel, a secure video messaging app built on blockchain, due to launch in 2018. The Company also offers FirstMet, a prominent interactive dating brand serving users 35 and older. The Company has a long history of technology innovation and holds 26 patents related to video conferencing and online gaming.

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SOURCE: Snap Interactive, Inc.