Whitney Wolfe is responsible for an app called Bumble. Bumble is going to change online dating and boosting Austin’s tech-industry reputation as the new “Silicon Hills.” Bumble is designed to avoid trolling, or pictures and messages that are entirely unsolicited. Bumble is designed to put women first. In creating Bumble, Whitney Wolfe received direct advice from Andrey Andreev, who founded Badoo, a European social network. They are now partners in the Austin based dating app that is currently called Bumble.
Bumble is very popular and it really works. It is similar to Tinder in the sense that people connect by tapping on other profile’s pictures, but with Bumble, only women can make the first contact after both sides have indicated they are interested. Currently, Bumble is responsible for over 300 thousand women starting conversations every single day.
Whitney Wolfe is proud that with Bumble, women can feel protected and confident that they will only be contacted if they make the first move and this makes the conversation have a start that they will control and set the tone and topics of discussion to make it as hot or as formal as the women on the app wish to set.
Whitney Wolfe is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She went to Southern Methodist University and chose International Studies as her major. At age 19 she became a mix of a philanthropist and entrepreneur and sold bamboo tote bags in order to benefit areas and victims of the BP oil spill. Whitney Wolfe was also involved with the “Help Us Project.” Whitney Wolfe also helped orphanages in Southeast Asia.
Whitney Wolfe joined Hatch Labs at age 22. She was the vice-president in marketing at Tinder. Later on, she left Tinder in 2014. After her departure, she started Bumble and should be a promising figure in the app universe.
Learn more about Whitney Wolfe: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/6qmjwn/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-whitney-wolfe—creating-social-change-on-bumble