At just 26 years, Whitney Wolfe has cemented her place in the technology sector. She started her first business at a tender age of 19 years. Currently, she is the chief executive officer of Bumble, a dating app company that she co-founded and launched in 2014.
Bumble is just a continuation of where Whitney began her journey in the technology industry. She was among a group of tech entrepreneurs that co-founded Tinder, an elite dating app that hit the industry in 2012.
To date, Bumble has grown exponentially and has recorded very positive results. During the first eight months after inception, it instigated over five million chats. The application targets women and are given the opportunity to initiate a conversation with an available male suitor. The app has grown in leaps and bounds and now has over 11 million members who visit the site around an hour per day perusing through the profile of other users either just to know more about the members or to send direct messages.
Recently, Whitney Wolfe and company added another feature on the app referred to as the Bumble BFF. This functionality allows women to connect and create bonds that could become very helpful in the future. Bumble BFF assists women in building lifelong friendships given that ladies in this day and age are taking their time before they are married. This feature also allows women to form friendships faster when for example they move to other cities for studies or work. Bumble BFF will help them connect and help reduce culture shock that comes with leaving in new towns. It also helps minimize disorientation and loneliness.
Whitney Wolfe is adamant in stating that, traditional dating methods place women at a lower level than the men. Whitney believes that a woman should be allowed to approach a gentleman if she finds him good-looking. According to Whitney, ladies should have equal chances when it comes to starting, creating, and building relationships.
Whitney Wolfe was born and bred in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her mother Kelly was a housewife while her father was a property developer. She is a graduate of International Studies from the Southern Methodist University. Whitney’s business interest began while she was still in college. She sold bamboo tote bags to help people affected by the BP oil spill through a non-profit she had launched with celebrity stylist Patrick Aufdenkamp. Immediately after college, she relocated to Southeast Asia to work with orphanages.