Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble is one of the leading dating apps around the world. Unique from its competitors, the app does not only focus on dating, but it also centres on empowering women, networking, as well as friend finding. As of 2018, Bumble had 41 million users.
Despite the vast achievements, Whitney Wolfe confides that Bumble has had its fair share of challenges. In March 2018, Match accused Ms. Wolfe’s company of infringing its intellectual rights. The allegations sparked a court battle between the two large dating sites.
But, is it true that Bumble infringed Match’s intellectual rights? In a recent interview, Whitney Wolfe said that her company had not violated Match’s trade secrets. According to her, Match raised the allegations as propaganda to help it acquire Bumble at a low offer.
Were Whitney Wolfe and her partners planning to sell Bumble?
During the interview, Ms. Wolfe confessed that they were looking forward to selling the dating app to a buyer who will be willing to continue empowering women.
Besides empowering women, Ms. Wolfe and her partners were looking for a buyer who could extend Bumble’s boundaries to every corner of the world. However, the CEO pronounced that they had turned down Match’s offer.
A Spotlight on Whitney Wolfe’s Professional Career
Whitney Herd Wolfe started her career after graduating from Southern Methodist University. She partnered with Patrick Aufdenkamp to establish Help Us Project, a not for profit organization. Besides managing the charity, Ms. Wolfe supported multiple orphanages operating in South East Asia. Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War
At her 22nd birthday, she joined Hatch Labs and the group that funded start-ups with a promising future. In 2012, she collaborated with Chris Gulczynski and Sean Rad to cofound the famous Tinder dating app. Ms. Wolfe served as its senior marketing manager. She grew its client base to tens of millions. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App
In 2014, she left Tinder to start her venture. In the same year, Wolfe teamed up with Andrey Andreev, Badoo’s principal to cofound Bumble. The site attracted millions of users within a year. In 2016, it was recognized as one of the leading dating and networking sites around the world. Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy