Co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd decided to start dating app Bumble soon after leaving Tinder. Founder of Badoo, Andrey Andreev partnered with Herd and gave $10 million in seed money to start the company.
Bumble is different from other dating apps in that women make the first move. Men are not allowed to contact women first. A swipe on the phone to the right will “like” a profile, a swipe to the left to reject a potential match.
While Tinder is currently the top dating app for those 18-35, Bumble is closing in fast. With an estimated value of $1.1 billion, Herd stated in September 2018 that the company was considering going public.
The company reported 22 million subscribers in November 2017. Company headquarters are located in Austin, Texas.