According to an article posted on fortune.com, Whitney Wolfe, Bumble’s founder, and CEO confided that her company went through a lot of challenges in 2017 and other previous years.
Bumble faced a legal battle with one of its competitors, and it was subjected to unnecessary criticism after banning images with a gun and an ad that supported sexual assault.
Nonetheless, the challenges did not distract Bumble from developing its dating and networking app. It managed to launch a venture fund, and it extended its boundaries to the beauty industry. At present, the friend-finding site has over 41 million users.
According to the 2018 interview posted on fortune.com, Whitney Wolfe alleged that her company had not reached its limit. On that account, it had partnered with Priyanka Chopra to expand their dating and networking services to the Indian market.
Ms. Wolfe said that her company decided to expand its services to India since Indian women had not found someone to enlighten and connect them to like-minded people from around the world.
Apart from the company’s plans to expand, Ms. Wolfe pronounced that Bumble was not planning to merge with Match, a business rival who had offered to acquire Bumble.
Who is Whitney Wolfe?
Whitney Wolfe Herd is an accomplished businessperson. She is a trained international relations officer with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. Before joining the dating and networking world, Ms. Wolfe worked as an entrepreneur selling bamboo tote bags, and a philanthropist. She cofounded Help us Project, a charity organization that advocated for important causes. Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do
After graduating, she joined Hatch Labs, an organization that helps start-ups to compete with their already established business rivals. Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy
At Hatch Labs, Wolfe teamed up with other entrepreneurs to co-found Tinder, a global hookup website. Ms. Wolfe was in charge of Tinder’s marketing department. She served it until 2014. Bumble Founder/CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd Joins Imagine Entertainment Board
After leaving Tinder, Whitney Wolfe teamed up with Andrey Andreev to establish the present day Bumble. Unlike the traditional dating sites, Bumble focused on empowering women and giving them more control when looking for their matches. Within one year, the dating site recorded 80 million matches. Bumble founder feared she’d be blacklisted after Tinder lawsuit