Whitney Wolfe is an American woman entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Bumble. According to monthly user base, Bumble is the fourth most popular dating app. Whitney Wolfe has had a very fruitful career already! She has been named one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women under 30. Wolfe was also recognized by Forbes.
Bumble is a location-based social, dating, and professional application which helps users communicate. Bumble is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company has a total of 70 employees throughout the nation.
Whitney was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Southern Methodist University, where she majored in international studies. Wolfe has always had a creative mind. While in college, she started her own business selling Bamboo bags. Her Bag line became extremely popular and received lots of publication after famous people like Nicole Richie wore her products.
On another note, Bumble is a great company and has been growing at a rapid rate. Wolfe takes pride that her business is her company is a women’s first branding site. Wolfe is a feminism and wants her women to have confidence when approaching men first. Wolfe is breaking society’s sexist mindset. She has incorporated this into her website, on Bumble women are the individuals who initiate the conversation.
Wolfe has recently added an exciting section to her website. Her website now has a professional section that has the internet industry talking! It is important to note that the professional section of Bumble has been named Bumble Bizz. Bumble Bizz is giving LinkedIn a run for their money. Wolfe decided to add this section because she realized not everyone online is looking to date. Some people are online looking to network for different business needs. This new section on Bumble was just added this October, and it is already very successful.
Bumble also has another section on its website that allows friends to meet. They have named this section Bumble BFF. Bumble has set a new trend for the way technology can be used in this new era. This online website can be used for friendships, dating, and professional networking. In June of 2016, Bumble teamed up with Spotify. This allowed their online users to link their Spotify account with their Bumble account to share music interest on their profiles. In addition, Bumble does not tolerate users who represent any type of hate symbols on their profiles. Hence, Bumble has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League, all members who encourage hate symbols will be removed.
Wolfe is doing an amazing job with Bumble. Bumble is expected to continue to be a very popular website; in fact, this is only the beginning of its success. Wolfe was recently offered $450 million for her website. However, she turned the offer down! Wolfe has great plans for Bumble!