Whitney Wolfe, The founder, and CEO of Bumble Dating App began her first business on campus at the age of nineteen. She then made bamboo tote bags sales, and the returns were given to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill survivors.
In March 2014, Whitney left Tinder, a dating site, which she had co- founded, and began her separate dating app called Bumble. Within the first eight months of Bumble’s initiation, five million conversations were initiated, and this was a mark of success. Bumble is headquartered in Austin Texas, and it has a workforce of 35 people.
The new York times reports reveal that after three years of Bumble’s operations, the app registered 10 billion swipes and 800 matches on a monthly basis. Women were also named the highest users of the app. On average, the users spend an hour daily swiping, viewing other people’s profiles, or chatting.
Bumble BFF is a subsection of Bumble, and it is designed to help women connect and to form friendships. It got more than 1 million swipes in its first week. Bumble BFF was initiated because the American woman was taking a longer period to get married as compared to earlier days. Consequently, Best-Friend-Forever App was launched to create safety, support, and companionship. Whitney Wolfe says that she hopes that the app will assist women who relocate and have a hard time locating new friends in their new neighborhoods. Whitney Wolfe says that she had relocated six times since her college graduation and she understands the loneliness that comes with the move.
To use the app, download Bumble App on your phone. It immediately links with your Facebook account and algorithms select the right matches according to the Facebook information. For privacy purposes, the app does not display the Bumble operations on Facebook. Furthermore, the app allows its users to update their bio and select how far they want to travel to meet their matches. The app uses geolocation such that if you travel outside your original area, you are unable to see your friends in your former location. Instead, you meet friends from the new locality.
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Whitney was named on Forbes 2017 list as the top 30 under 30 for her achievement.