Whitney Wolfe an American entrepreneur now known as Whitney Wolfe Herd after she recently married her long-term boyfriend Michael Herd, a restaurateur and oil heir who is actively involved in the oil and gas business. Earlier in September this year, they had a lavish destination wedding in Positano, Southern Italy at the Villa Tre Ville.
Whitney Wolfe is the founder and CEO of Bumble. It is a site based social and dating application. This app simplifies communication between interested users. In heterosexual matches, the app allows women to initiate conversation with their male counterparts. This empowers women to make the first move. In same-sex matches, either of the party can message first. There are free users and paid users.
Her app has recently been valued at one billion dollars with over 20 million registered users since it was created in 2014 and Forbes ranking her among the top thirty under 30 women in tech.
Whitney Wolfe schooled at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas and majored in International Studies. She also studied abroad in La Sorbonne in Paris for a year. The successful entrepreneur was born in 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah, but currently resides in Austin, Texas. She is among the most influential women in Technology. She is proud of the success of Bumble, as it has met her goal of providing an online dating platform that gives women more control than the traditional dating apps.
Bumble is among the most popular dating apps with its headquarters in Austin Texas. The company’s interior design has a feminine design with an overall bumblebee theme. Bumble launched the Bumble BFF, a feature which allows the creation of platonic relations, meeting and making new best friends, a workout partner or a wing woman, whichever strikes your fancy. This is by the users using same swiping and matching algorithms for friendship instead of dating.
Bumble will soon be launching Bumble Bizz, a professional networking feature. It connects users through retagging and enables users to swipe through people, male and female thereby looking to network, hire, or be hired. Bumble Bizz will allow women to initiate conversations and set the tone of the talks. This will help clear up gray areas in networking that often make women uncomfortable in the hope of assisting women to grow and advance their careers through person-to-person networking.
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