Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that's powered by human matchmakers. And these aren't just any matchmakers, they're your friends!

M8 is unveiling its concept for a different dating app at TechCrunch Disrupt's Battlefield competition in San Francisco.

With M8, friends can look through dating apps to find the perfect match for their friends. And if they're successful, they can be rewarded with gifts and, more importantly, the satisfaction of finding their best friend a new lover.

Stephen Liu, co-founder and CEO, said he had the idea because he and his wife started dating after a friend vouched for him. So he co-founded the platform with his wife, Linda.