Born in July 1989, Whitney Wolfe is an American based Entrepreneur. She studied International Relations from Southern Methodist University. She is also an alumnus of Sorbonne University in Paris, France. The businesswoman is the founder and CEO of Bumble. Whitney is also a founding partner of the dating app, Tinder.
Whitney Wolfe’s zeal for entrepreneurship started when she was at the age of 19. She started a trade of bamboo tote bags. Together with Mr. Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist they launched Help Us Project. The project attracted celebrities like Nicole Joe and Rachel Zoe. This was very instrumental in marketing the bags as they took photos with the bags.
Whitney Wolfe later joined Hatch Labs at the age of 22 and became part of Sean Rad’s project. Then through the Hatch Labs IAC Incubator, with other partners, they formed Tinder. She was the vice president in charge of marketing the app. However, she left the project in 2014. Visit deadline.com to know more about Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe moved to Austin, Texas where she got inspired to start Bumble in December 2014. The popular dating site is designed to suit the needs of women by empowering them. In 2015, the platform had over 15 million conversations. It was also able to make 80 million matches. The dating app has over 35 million users who have subscribed to the platform. In 2016, America’s fastest growing dating app developed BFF. This app is not meant for dating but used for finding friends. Bizz is also another app created to help women to network in business and career. Currently, the main competitor is Tinder
In 2014 the Business Insider named Whitney as one of the thirty most important women under 30 in Tech. In 2016 she was in the list of Elle as one of the women in tech. The app, according to Forbes has a value of $1billion.
Whitney Wolfe has overcome great challenges in her business. She overcomes the controversy that was between her and Match. She is indeed a great motivation for women always to pursue their dreams.