Whitney Wolfe is the CEO and founder of the dating app Bumble. The cool new thing that Ms. Wolfe has thought up is to merge the dating app with a meeting place. The meeting place is called The Hive. The Hive is unique with seating in a design of octagons.
Ms. Wolfe hopes to expand the Bumble brand by getting into the professional and social networking market with BumbleBizz. There is also BumbleBFF which is an app to find friends. The Hive will also contain a coffee and alcohol bar. They will also sell Bumble products where all money goes to charities. The Hive will open for a month and there are plans to broaden to other cities.
Whitney Wolfe is not only the CEO of Bumble, but she is also the co-founder of Tinder which is another dating app. Ms. Wolfe founded Bumble with Andrey Andreev in 2014. Since Bumble made its debut, the app has grown to 11.5 million users.
Ms. Wolfe went to Southern Methodist University which she studied International Studies. She founded a project with Patrick Aufdenkamp called Help Us Project. The project was selling bamboo tote bags. The profits went to aid the victims of the BP oil spill. Once she graduated, Ms. Wolfe journeyed to Southeast Asia to help orphanages.
After journeying through Southeast Asia, Ms. Whitney Wolfe teamed up with Hatch Labs. She participated in a startup called Cardify. When it dissipated, she started Tinder. Ms. Wolfe got the name of the app from the other startup. She helped market Tinder to college students. When Ms. Wolfe started Bumble, she marketed the app in the same way. The college students are what helped Bumble grow to a staggering number of users. In 2014, Ms. Wolfe was awarded as one of 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech. In 2016, she was recognized as one of Elle’s Women in Tech.