Whitney Wolf the Match Maker


Whitney Wolfe indulged herself in the business of matching people with their potential partners, by launching a company known as Bumble in the year 2014. One year later, Bumble had successfully matched 80 million people and engaged 15 million more people in conversation. Currently, the company has 20 million users and is very famous for giving the women total control of the dating operation. According to Whitney, for a connection to be created between two people, the woman should be the one to make the first move, as was the case between Whitney Wolfe, and her husband Michael herd. For more latest update connect with Whitney Wolfe on Twitter.

Recognition

In 2014, Whitney Wolfe was listed among the 30 women under the age of 30 years, in technology by the American Business Insider. In 2016, Elle a French magazine identified her as one of the important women engaging in technology. Forbes, which is a media enterprise that operates globally, has put the value of Bumble at $1 billion and earned Whitney a total of $230 million. After missing out in the Forbes list in 2016, they predicted that it would only be a matter of time before Whitney Wolfe finds herself among the wealthiest self- reliant women in America. True to their word, she appeared in the Forbes 30 list in the year 2017 and 2018.

Competition

One of Bumble’s largest competitors is Tinder, which is a dating app that finds matches for people based on their locations. Whitney Wolfe was one of the founding members of Tinder. She, however, left the organization in 2014 after claiming she had been sexually harassed.

Security Concerns

In 2017, Bumble was cyber bullied by a neo-Nazi website. The website put up a post containing the pictures and contact details of the workers at Bumble and asked the general to intimidate them publicly. The FBI was involved, and they responded quickly and got the post removed from the website. According to Whitney Wolfe, the main reason they were attacked is that of their activities of empowering the female gender. Since the attack, Whitney Wolf took some cautionary measures and employed a security team for the app that operates around the clock, and hired a bodyguard for her protection.

Learn more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2017/11/14/billion-dollar-bumble-how-whitney-wolfe-herd-built-americas-fastest-growing-dating-app/

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