Whitney Wolfe is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bumble. Bumble is the first female dating application that was launched in 2014.
Bumble’s Background Information
The company started of with a maximum number of three employees and currently it has thirty-five employees worldwide. The company based in Austin has six employees, five of them being women. With the help of BumbleBizz launch, the company has expanded with more than 11 million users/downloads
Bumble allows a woman to initiate contact and removes a connection automatically if she suddenly loses interest.There has been positive feedback from the Bumble users and levels of reported cases has been quite low, less than one percent of the application’s user base.
Whitney Wolfe’s Interview By Christina Vuleta,the Contributor For the Women’s Digital Network at Forbes.
Whitney Wolfe was interviewed alongside fellow mentors such as Lynn Perkins, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of UrbanSitter,Gloria Feldt, Co-founder of Take The Lead and Alex Williamson, the Brand Director of Bumble. These successful people answered questions about the issues facing upcoming founders.
Deepti Kapur, Food to Eat’s founder raise the question about company culture protection. Food to Eat is a marketplace for catering on a corporate level but uses local caterers, restaurants and food trucks. Most of the local food vendors of Food to Eat partner up with minority businessmen and immigrant women. Kapur aims at maintaining her ethos when expanding to new markets apart from New York City. Wolfe advised Kapur to prioritize culture when recruiting new employees.
About Whitney Wolfe
Wolfe is a twenty seven year old business woman featured in Forbes Under 30. Wolfe is also a co-founder of Tinder. Her major funder and partner is the founder of Badoo.
Whitney Wolfe majored in International Studies at Southern Methodist University. After graduating, Wolfe went to South East Asia to work in orphanages and returned to America to work at Hatch Labs.