Whitney Wolfe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble. Bumble is a popular dating app. Bumble was launched in 2014 and currently has more then 11.5 million users. Recently Bumble opened a pop up meeting location in New York City. This new pop up location has a trendy “hive” decor and boasts a coffee car as well as a real bar. This is a comfortable dating place for daters to meet. In addition to choice beverages, the Bumble hive also sells various items such as shirts. The proceeds from these sales are donated to various charities. The New York based Bumble Hive is giving its pop up location a one month trial and will decide after that if they will extend their lease. Whitney Wolfe explained that she hopes the Hive normalizes the use of the Bumble app and people can see beyond the dating aspect of the app and use the Hive as a meeting place to dating aspect network, even for business endeavors.
Bumble is more then just a dating app and the Hive. Bumble has a net worth of more then $500 million. Bumble recently launched BumbleBizz and BumbleBFF. BumbleBizz is for networking with style business professionals. BumbleBFF is a friend finding app.
In addition to hear entrepreneurship with Bumble, Whitney Wolfe is also the co-founder of the famous dating app; Tinder. Whitney became the marketing vice president during the start up of Tinder and is credited for naming the popular app. In April of 2016 Bumble and Tinder were ranked respectively as the first and fourth most popular dating apps available. In 2017 Whitney Wolfe was named one of the most important women in tech under 30 by Elle.
Whitney Wolfe currently lives in Austin Texas. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Whitney Wolfe majored in international studies at the Southern Methodist University. While in college Whitney created bamboo handbags and sold them to benefit areas that were effected by the BP oil spill. She gained popularity for her bags when celebrities such as Nicole Richie were photographed carrying them.