Bumble is a dating platform created exclusively in 2014 for women whereby they can feel confident to make the first move when getting into a relationship and it has become the fastest growing mobile application globally. The app has attracted almost 10 million users which depicts the high demand for such platform in the market and the satisfaction it has brought to its users. Whitney Wolfe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble, and she saw the need for this dating platform after realizing the kind of challenges women face in regards to the exposure that leads to dating. The sort of imbalance that existed then is what brought about the idea of women having something they would associate with as their own in this particular field. Initially, Whitney Wolfe was not for the idea of a dating app because she had before been involved in one that ended in a stalemate. In that case, when she met Andrey Andreev, he advised her on an idea she had which meant that she had to accept her fate of going back to the dating app business. Therefore, moving forward Whitney Wolfe got the financial and workforce support she needed to start up her dating app which has currently been recognized worldwide due to its unique nature.
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Whitney Wolfe is married to Michael Herd who pushed her towards the partnership with Andrey Andreev when she was caught up in accepting the offer and letting it go. She studied in the Southern Methodist University where she specialized in International studies. Her entrepreneurship skills began early as when she was only 19, she had started a business of selling bamboo haul bags which were meant to assist areas that were affected by the BP oil spill. In her career, she has been named as one of Elle’s Women in tech, she was on Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017 and 2018 consecutively, and she was as well appointed as one of Business Insider’s 30 most important women under 30 in Tech. In 2017 as well, she was also listed in a TechCrunch article on 42 women doing well and setting the pace in tech. She, therefore, proves that age is just but a number when it comes to becoming successful in any business venture as long as it is realistic. Additionally, it requires persistence and discipline because if she ignored this opportunity because of her previous experience in a similar field, she could never have come this far in her career and investment.
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