Whitney Wolfe Herd is a young American investor and serves both as the CEO and founder of Bumble. Bumble is a dating app that seeks to empower women. She also has an interest in Tinder Inc. She was born in 1989 in Utah, Salt Lake City. She attended the Judge Memorial Catholic High School. While in the 4th grade, her family moved to France. In France, she attended the Southern Methodist University as well as Sorbonne University, Paris. While still in school, she engaged in many ventures and marketing activities, she worked with Tech labs and took part in the Cardify project. View Whitney Wolfe’s profile at forbes.com
Whitney Wolfe Herd later moved to Tinder where she took part in the marketing activities. The entrepreneur is estimated to be worth more than $ 230 million. Bumble is valued at over $ 1 billion with Whitney Wolfe Herd commanding a 20% stake in the venture. In 2017, she was featured in Forbes list of 30 under 30. She has further been featured in Business Insiders 30 most important women under 30. The success paints her as a committed and innovative entrepreneur who has remained relevant in the tech world.
Whitney Wolfe Herd Contribution to Tinder and Bumble
Before creating Bumble, she worked with Tinder and is credited for coming up with the name. She was the vice president of the marketing department. In her position, she helped recruit new members and marketed the dating app to different cities. While in Tinder she began working on the Bumble dating app. She left Tinder in 2014 after a confrontation with the co-founders. She accused the co-founders of sexual harassment and discrimination on a gender basis.
She sued Tinder and was awarded more than $ 1 million stocks in the Company. The ward improved her financial portfolio and provided resources to invest in a new dating app. In 2017, Bumble was estimated to have over 22 million users with the majority being women. The founder notes that the dating app is an avenue of empowering women. It has boosted the interaction among different people over the globe. Her contribution in both Bubble and Tinder can be regarded as being indispensable and aided in market penetration.