Archive: February 2017

The World of Whitney Wolfe and Bumble

Finding true love can be difficult in this day and age. There are so many distractions that it can be hard to determine if someone is for you in the right way. There are many ways people go about finding love these days. They can look to the traditional way of going out and meeting someone or they can venture into the online world and try to meet someone there. The online dating world is vast and people longing for companionship have to be very careful not to meet the wrong people. It is recommended that individuals looking for matches, research the online website or the dating app they are interested in before signing up.

In addition to online dating websites, mobile dating apps that can be downloaded to our phones are all the rage. These dating applications make it easy for potential matches to see each other and decide if they want to go further. One popular dating app is Bumble. Bumble is a dating app that is quite unique. Bumble puts the control in the woman’s hands. This dating app allows the woman to make the first move when they decide they are attracted to a possible match. There is one big advantage of using a dating app like Bumble. Bumble is mobile, so anyone can find a potential love match from wherever they are in the world. Gone are days of having to wait to meet someone or waiting days to text back. With Bumble, love connections can happen faster because of the convenience of the mobile app.

Watch: TechCrunch One on One with Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe

Whitney Wolfe is the founder of Bumble. Whitney was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and she attended Southern Methodist University. While at Southern Methodist University, Whitney Wolfe’s major was International Studies. At 19, she started her first business selling tote bags made from bamboo. After graduation, she worked in orphanages in Southeast Asia. When Whitney was 22, she joined a startup incubator called Hatch Labs. While there she was working on a startup called Cardify. When Cardify was abandoned, Whitney Wolfe co-founded a dating app called Tinder with Chris Gulzcynski, Rad, and Justin Mateen. Tinder became very popular under Wolfe’s and the other founders’ leadership.

In 2014, Whitney Wolfe left Tinder to start her own dating app, Bumble in the same year. Bumble was released to the public in December of 2014. Bumble’s headquarters are located in Austin, Texas. Whitney Wolfe was named Forbes “30 Under 30” in 2017 and she was also named a “Woman in Tech” by Elle Magazine. Wolfe’s company Bumble has 11 registered employees.

Read the full Forbes article here >>