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Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd is coming to Disrupt 2020

The ongoing pandemic has drastically shaped how we maintain existing relationships but it’s also transformed how we get those relationships started, pushing more first encounters online and adding social distance into the dating process. It’s been uncharted waters for the dating app market to weather, as well. For Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, the massive shift comes months after big changes in her own role. After Badoo founder Andrey Andreev sold off his stake in the dating apps conglo...
Tags: TC, Tech, Silicon Valley, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Chappy, Badoo, Andrey Andreev, Andreev, Badoo Andreev, Tariq Shaukat, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Wolfe Herd, Digital Startup Alley, Disrupt 2020, Digital Pro Pass


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Like a Boss: Whitney Wolfe Herd’s Work Diary: Fighting Misogyny, One Bumble Brand at a Time

The dating-app founder’s week includes testifying before the Texas Legislature, planning a new headquarters and avoiding a lethally enthusiastic Great Dane.
Tags: News, Online Dating, Whitney Wolfe, Texas Legislature, Mobile Applications, Austin (Tex, Herd, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble Trading Inc


Serena Williams joins Bumble’s investment fund as an investor

Serena Williams, the global sports and fashion icon and investor, is doubling down on her relationship with the dating app Bumble with today’s announcement that she will serve as an investor in its Bumble Fund.   Launched in 2018, the Bumble Fund backs early-stage businesses founded and led by women of color and underrepresented groups. The fund’s commitments range between $5,000 and $250,000 with an average check size of $25,000. “In my life, and today more than ever, I’ve learned how...
Tags: TC, Tech, Ceo, Williams, Super Bowl, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Serena Williams, Translator, Alice, Serena, Bumble Bizz, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Wolfe Herd, Bumble Fund, Serena Ventures


Three imperatives for educators to get more women in tech

Melissa Kaufman Contributor Melissa Kaufman is the executive director of The Garage at Northwestern. She is a former Googler, startup veteran and entrepreneur. She is a committee member of ChicagoNEXT, a member of P33 and a venture partner at Chicago Ventures. Women in tech. In addition to turning up nearly two billion Google search results, those three words are music to the ears of every informed CEO or human resources manager across the U.S. And while most e...
Tags: Google, Column, Education, Tech, Diversity, Chicago, Dartmouth, Whitney Wolfe, Women In Tech, Gender Gap, Society of Women Engineers, Melissa Kaufman, Chicago Ventures Women, Lilia Kogan


Here's where the world's most influential tech CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many who launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 45 CEOs in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. For new college students, choosing a major can feel like a decision that shapes one's life trajectory. But a degree in com...
Tags: Google, Mba, Trends, Susan Wojcicki, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Jack Ma, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Reed Hastings, Hastings, Ma, Wojcicki, Bowdoin University, Bowdoin Hastings ran the Outing Club, Cheung Kong Graduate School


Bumble drops its $400M lawsuit against Match, but this battle isn’t over

Bumble and Match’s ongoing legal battles are continuing today. According to a statement released by Match Group this morning, Bumble is dropping its $400 million lawsuit against Match, which had claimed Match fraudulently obtained trade secrets during acquisition talks. However, Bumble is preparing to refile its suit at the state level, we’re hearing. If you haven’t been following, the two companies have been doing battle in the court system for some time after Match Group failed to acquire Bumb...
Tags: England, Wales, Ipo, Tech, Austin, Match, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Match Group, Western District, Dallas County, Western District of Texas, Match Match, Bumble Match


Match says Bumble is dropping its $400M lawsuit, but this battle isn’t over

Bumble and Match’s ongoing legal battles are continuing today. According to a statement released by Match Group this morning, Bumble is dropping its $400 million lawsuit against Match, which had claimed Match fraudulently obtained trade secrets during acquisition talks. However, Bumble is preparing to refile its suit at the state level, we’re hearing. If you haven’t been following, the two companies have been doing battle in the court system for some time after Match Group failed to acquire Bumb...
Tags: Ipo, Tech, Austin, Match, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Match Group, Western District, Dallas County, Western District of Texas, Match Match, Bumble Match


Men swipe right, but women make the first move

After experiencing harassment online, Whitney Wolfe wanted to empower women. She started Bumble, a dating app that gives women control because they have to make the first move. Now she's trying to bring feminism to dating everywhere.
Tags: News, Stories, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe


Priyanka Chopra Is a Tech Investor, Too

The actor just made her second start-up investment, in dating app Bumble. Her investments will skew heavily toward companies with an element of social impact, and companies founded by women.
Tags: Celebrities, News, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Whitney Wolfe, Priyanka Chopra, Start-ups, Chopra, Priyanka, Holberton School, Computers and the Internet, Herd, Bumble Trading Inc, Acharia, Anjula


Bumble responds to Match Group’s patent infringement lawsuit

Bumble is continuing to go on the offensive against Match Group. Earlier this week, the dating app maker said it was serving Match Group with papers (which Match Group said at the time it hadn’t yet received – but it has now). Bumble is taking Match Group to court for fraudulently obtaining trade secrets during acquisition talks. Today, Bumble is also officially responding to Match Group’s suit against it, which claims patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. Bumble this morning ...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Lawsuit, Tinder, Courts, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Happn, Match Group, Wolfe, Match Group Earlier


Bumble serves countersuit to Match Group, says it’s pursuing an IPO

Bumble is officially serving the papers in the suit against Tinder parent, Match Group. Bumble had said in March it was filing a suit of $400 million against Match Group for fraudulently obtaining trade secrets, following Match’s suit filed only weeks before, which had claimed patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. Match’s original lawsuit said that Bumble had copied “Tinder’s world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise,” and accused Tinder -turned-Bumble emplo...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Apps, Asia, Lawsuit, Tinder, Germany, Court, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Sarah Mick, Match Group, U K, Wolfe, Canada Australia


Bumble is taking Match Group to court, says it’s pursuing an IPO

Bumble is officially serving the papers in the suit against Tinder parent, Match Group. Bumble had said in March it was filing a suit of $400 million against Match Group for fraudulently obtaining trade secrets, following Match’s suit filed only weeks before, which had claimed patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. Match’s original lawsuit said that Bumble had copied “Tinder’s world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise,” and accused Tinder -turned-Bumble emplo...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Asia, Lawsuit, Tinder, Germany, Court, Tech, South America, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Sarah Mick, Match Group, U K, Wolfe


Dating app Bumble says buzz off to Facebook, plans Hive space expansion next year

Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of social and dating app Bumble, said today that Facebook’s move into dating is a “huge validation, the best thing that could happen to the dating space, maybe ever.” But all the same, the profitable service — which is notable for how it puts women into the driver’s seat for all interactions — has been taking some significant steps in asserting its independence as a multi-faceted social platform in its own right. That has included not only building its own...
Tags: TC, Facebook, London, San Francisco, Tech, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Match Group, Badoo, Wolfe Herd, While Bumble


Bumble launches Snooze button to pause dating for a digital detox

Bumble doesn’t want you to delete your account when you get into a relationship, go on vacation or just need a break from your phone. So today it’s launching a Snooze button that lets you stop showing up to people swiping through potential matches for a day, three days, a week or indefinitely. You’ll also get to select an away message, like “I’m traveling,” “I’m on a digital detox,” “I’m focusing on work” or “I’m prioritizing myself,” that will show up with existing matches with whom you’re c...
Tags: Social, Startups, Apps, Tech, Dating, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Disrupt Sf 2018, Jessica Carbino


Five (more) reasons why Disrupt SF is where you should be on Sept. 5-7

A few weeks ago, we posted the five top reasons why anyone in the startup scene — from new entrants to seasoned founders and investors — would be glad they attended Disrupt SF next Wednesday through Friday at San Francisco’s Moscone West. Among other great features, we mentioned the 107 interviews and Q&As on the stages at Disrupt, guided networking thanks to CrunchMatch, the peerless Startup Battlefield competition and deep, deep Startup Alley exhibit area. And there ...
Tags: TC, Hbo, New York, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Silicon Valley, Bmw, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Startup Alley, Mike, Startup Battlefield, RecordGram, Disrupt Sf 2018, Mirror Seismic Clinc Kairos


The rise of Sean Rad, who served as Tinder CEO twice and is now taking on Match Group and IAC in a $2 billion lawsuit (IAC)

Tinder founder Sean Rad has had a tumultuous few years.  When Tinder launched in 2012, it was a near-instant success. The dating app made over a million matches in less than two months, became a sensation on college campuses, and gained recognition from tech's elite. Six years after launch, the company is valued around $3 billion and is one of the highest-grossing apps in the App Store. But Tinder also had its share of troubles. One of its cofounders, Whitney Wolfe, filed a sexual harassment la...
Tags: Sean Rad, Los Angeles, Trends, Beverly Hills, IAC, Whitney Wolfe, Match Group, Rad, Maya Kosoff, InterActiveCorp, Rolling Stone See, Justin Mateen Rad, Rolling Stone Not, Rolling Stone He, Rolling Stone Rad


Price hike for Disrupt SF 2018 passes starts tonight

All you last-minute shoppers, world-class procrastinators and all-around slow-pokes listen up! You have until midnight tonight to buy your passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018 at the early-bird price. We’re talking real savings: up to $1,200. We really do want you to join us at Moscone Center West on September 5-7, but why the heck would you pay full freight when you could simply buy your ticket now? Every Disrupt offers an incredible amount of value, top-notch programming and unparalleled netwo...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Spark Capital, Dara Khosrowshahi, Moscone Center West, Megan Quinn, Disrupt Sf 2018, Moscone Center West Your, TripIt Box Yammer


The five best reasons you don’t want to miss Disrupt SF this September

TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) is our most ambitious event ever. And if we’re sure of one thing, it’s that people in the startup scene will extract more insights and inspiration from this Disrupt than any before. Here’s why… More, better programming. For the first time ever at Disrupt, we have two stages, plus two additional off-stage “Q&A” areas where Disrupt attendees can ask questions directly to speakers. Sequoia’s Doug Leone, Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe Herd, Sinovation’s Dr. Kai-Fu Lee,  ...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Sequoia Capital, 23andMe, Sequoia, Startup Alley, Anne Wojcicki, Moscone West, Startup Battlefield, Kai-fu Lee, Sinovation Ventures, Doug Leone, Whitney Wolfe Herd


Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd is coming to Disrupt SF

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd has always done things her own way. Whether it’s standing up for her political beliefs, building a company with fully outsourced engineers or avoiding the usual startup fundraising runaround, Wolfe Herd follows her own instincts in building a business. Which is why we’re super excited to announce that Whitney Wolfe Herd will join us at TC Disrupt SF 2018. Wolfe Herd first came on the scene as a co-founder and VP of Marketing at Tinder, where she he...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Tinder, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, World Wide Web, Social Software, Badoo, Andrey Andreev, Disrupt Sf 2018, Whitney Wolfe Herd


Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble (#316)

“Spirituality comes out in moments of darkness.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd Whitney Wolfe Herd (@whitwolfeherd) is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move, and in three years, her vision has […]
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Entrepreneur, Dating, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, The Tim Ferriss Show, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Whitney Wolfe Herd Whitney Wolfe


Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble

“Spirituality comes out in moments of darkness.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd Whitney Wolfe Herd (@whitwolfeherd) is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move, and in three years, her vision has […]
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Entrepreneur, Dating, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, The Tim Ferriss Show, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Whitney Wolfe Herd Whitney Wolfe


Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do

It’s 4:55pm Central Time on a Tuesday at Bumble headquarters in Austin, Texas. Whitney Wolfe Herd, the 28-year-old founder and CEO of the woman-led dating app is showing me around the nearly four-year-old startup’s office before we sit down to talk. Our first stop is the standard startup watering hole, with a few twists. The fridges are stocked with Topo Chico instead of La Croix and the built-in taps are purely for decoration. Maybe one day they’ll be filled with Kombucha or iced coffee...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, New York, London, Instagram, Tinder, New York City, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, CMO, Austin, Canada, Sarah Jones


Some of the top female founders in the U.S. are backing the latest Female Founders Fund

Roughly five years after the launch of its first fund in 2013, Female Founders Fund (F3) has closed on $27 million for its latest seed fund — backed by some of the startup world’s top women entrepreneurs and investors. Backed by a clutch of seriously impressive names in the startup and tech community, entrepreneurs financed by F3’s latest endeavor can count on a rolodex that includes Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Fooundation; Katrina Lake, the founder and CEO of Stit...
Tags: TC, Business, New York, Arianna Huffington, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Melinda Gates, Laser, FirstMark Capital


Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War

Is all fair in love and apps? Many highly paid lawyers suggest that nothing is ever fair. We’ll explain the drama.
Tags: News, Online Dating, Whitney Wolfe, Barry, Diller, Match Group Inc, Inventions and Patents, Herd


The Way We Speak To Women About Money Is Sexist & Needs To Change

Do you ever feel like, as a woman, you missed the class in life where you learned all about money?Like, somehow, all your male friends suddenly woke up one day and knew all about mortgages and IRAs and you were left there, poring over websites trying to determine what exactly a 0% APR credit card was? Maybe it’s just me but, compared to the men I know, my confidence with money is literally zero, zilch, nada. Which, ironically, isn’t far off what my savings account holds.So my interest was pique...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Boston, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Don, Bridget Jones, Gannon, Boden, Emily Weiss, APR, Starling Bank, J W Anderson, Emma Gannon, Anne Boden


Tinder's parent company is suing Bumble for allegedly copying Tinder's technology, and now Bumble is suing it right back for allegedly copying its core feature

On Wednesday, Bumble filed a lawsuit against Tinder's parent company, Match Group. The lawsuit alleges that Tinder has plans to copy Bumble's signature "women-make-the-first-move" feature. Match Group filed a lawsuit against Bumble earlier this month, alleging that Bumble had copied most of Tinder's design.   On Wednesday, Bumble filed a lawsuit against Tinder's parent company, Match Group, alleging that Tinder has plans  to copy Bumble's signature feature.  Bumble, which was founded by Tind...
Tags: Tinder, Samsung, Trends, New York Times, Match, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Match Group, Mandy Ginsberg, Bumble Bumble, In February Match Group, Bumble Tinder and Match Group Earlier, Bumble Match


Bumble accuses Tinder's parent company of bullying and using scare tactics: 'We swipe left on your attempts to intimidate us... consider yourselves blocked'

In an ad published in the New York Times on Tuesday, Bumble accused Tinder's parent company, Match Group, of using "scare tactics" to "intimidate" Bumble. Last week, Match Group filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Bumble, alleging that Bumble and Tinder were virtually identical. According to recent reports, Match Group is still interested in buying Bumble.   Bumble just announced its decision to "swipe left" on Tinder's parent company, Match Group. In an ad published in the New York ...
Tags: Tinder, Trends, New York Times, Match, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Match Group, Wolfe, Recode, Bumble Bumble, Match Group In, Dear Match Group, Tinder Match Group, If Bumble, Forbes Wolfe


Tinder owner Match is suing Bumble over patents

Drama is heating up between the dating apps. Tinder, which is owned by Match Group, is suing rival Bumble, alleging patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. The suit alleges that Bumble “copied Tinder’s world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise.” The lawsuit also accuses Tinder-turned-Bumble employees Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick of copying elements of the design. “Bumble has released at least two features that its co-founders learned of and developed confi...
Tags: Social, Startups, Lawsuit, London, Tinder, Tech, Moscow, Match, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, Sarah Mick, Match Group, Dan Primack, Sarah Perez, Chris Gulczynski, Badoo


Austinites represent at SXSW 2018

Austin always has a strong presence at SXSW and this year is no different. Heather Brunner, Tim Ferriss, Mayor Adler, Whitney Wolfe, Kendra Scott, Andy Roddick, Rod Favaron, Bijoy, whurley… Here are some of the Austin startup community members that will be on stage who you should show up to support! Friday, March 9 SXSW Report on Trust: Gov’t, Tech & Media with WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner Join the legendary Dan Rather, Heather Brunner (WP Engine), Jess Clifton (Edelman Digital), moderator ...
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