Whitney Wolfe is an American renowned serial entrepreneur. Based in Austin, Texas, Whitney Wolfe is a gifted creative woman who succeeds in most of her ventures. In her entrepreneurial journey which began almost a decade ago, Wolfe has been recognized for her effort and commitment. Her best venture involved collaboration with Andrey Andreev of Badoo Company to create an online dating platform, the Bumble.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Whitney Wolfe attended Southern Methodist University where she studied International Studies. At the age of 19 and still in college, Miss Wolfe ventured in selling tote bags made of bamboo material. Also, together with celebrity Patrick Aufdenkamp, they started “Help Us Project.” Currently, Whitney Wolfe is the CEO and Founder of Bumble.
Bumble is one of the fastest growing smartphone applications on dating platform in America. Founded in September 2014, Bumble app revolutionized the online dating by focusing on women only. The app gives priority to women to make the first move while dating. Recently, the app launched other peripheral business including the Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF. The Bumble company future looks brighter than ever. The Forbes this year valued the company at over $1 billion and did predict its revenue for the first time surpassing $100 million. The app adds close to 50,000 users daily and currently has over 20 million users.
Unlike other high tech firms based in Silicon Valley, Whitney Wolfe Bumble Company headquarter is found off North Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas. This choice was a deliberate move by Mrs. Wolfe to locate away from lots of external influence and focus on their growth. She has deliberately customised her entire Bumble yellow office in classical architecture to create a friendly mood. Also, the lifestyle-focused headquarters styles are designed to inspire collaboration as well as encouraging creativity.
Bumble Bizz arm of the company was launched to network women not only for the relationship but also for business. For the women platonic relationship, Bumble started the BFF. The New invention is competitively challenging the LinkedIn.
The dating maestro was recently married to her partner, oil heir, Michael Herd in an epic wedding held in Positano, Italy. For her commitment at such a young age, Whitney Wolfe was this year named in the Forbes 30 Under 30. In 2016, she was acknowledged as one of Elie’s Women in Tech. Also, in 2014, Whitney Wolfe was recognized by Business Insider as among the 30 Most Important Women under 30 in Tech.