Whitney Wolfe is Giving Women Control through Bumble

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble Application and co-founder of Tinder the popular dating app, Whitney Wolfe is a great American entrepreneur. In 2014 Whitney Wolfe was named as one of Business Insider’s Most Important Under 30 Women in Tech. Born in 1990, in Salt Lake City Utah Whitney Wolfe’s father, Michael, was a real estate developer and her mother, Kelly, housewife. She attended the Southern Methodist University and specialized in International Studies. Her entrepreneurial drive began at a young age of 19, while she was still in University. There she started a business of Bamboo tote bags to areas that were being affected by BP Oil Spill. Thereafter, Whitney Wolfe partnered with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist, to start a non-profit organization, the” Help Us Project.” Its main focus was helping the affected people gain access to the bags. After graduation, she went to Southeast Asia to work with orphanages.

Whitney Wolfe’s career in Technology began when she joined the Hatch Labs when she was 22 years. She began by working with the Start Up Cardify, but later on dropped the project. Whitney Wolfe went on to start the popular dating site, Tinder, together with Rad, Justin Mateen and Chris Gulczynski in 2012. Whitney rose to become the firm’s vice president for marketing and quickly grew its popularity. However, in 2014 Whitney Wolfe left Tinder and moved to Austin, Texas. There she started Bumble with Andrew Andreev

Headquartered in Austin Texas, Bumble is also a dating application that facilitates communication between interested users. As opposed to previous traditions Bumble’s gives its women users control for once in dating sites which is one of its goals. Furthermore its aims at eradicating the common tradition of nudity in dating sites. Bumble simply wants to change the entire eco-system of online dating and make it less agonising for women. Bumble does this by preventing from using false identifies as a means of luring women into false relationships. Bumble also has zero tolerance for nastiness and abuse especially against women. One clear distinction about the dating application is that women are the hunters not the ones being hunted. The app since its inception has been picking up very well in the market, in fact by late 2015, the app had reached over 15 million unique conversations.. Bumble simply wants to do away with the archaic norms and give women control to choose whatever they want and in this case their dating partner.

About Whitney Wolfe: www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-wolfe-1791a299

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