Bumble is an incredibly popular dating application and they are opening a location in New York City called Hive. The space is designed for relaxation, dating and soaking up the Bumble brand. This is the company’s first step in formalizing the community that has formed around their brand. Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble and feels the site reaches beyond dating and has become something people have pride in associating with.
Bumble is also working on BumbleBizz which helps their users with social and professional networking. The new space will be an excellent place for friends to stop by and couples to meet. There will be relationship focused events such as Whitney Wolf hosting a panel of theSkimm founders a Mentor & Mingle session hosted by Forbes and style sessions by Drybar.
The space includes sales of Bumble merchandise and a coffee bar. Currently the plans are to keep the space open for a month although this may be extended. The Hive will be located in Soho and open specific hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Whitney wolfe is an entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Bumble. She is also one of the founders of a dating application called Tinder. Whitney Wolfe was named as one of the most important women under the age of 30 by Business Insider in 2016, one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017 and one of the Women in Tech by Elle in 2016. Bumble launched in 2014 and there are over 11.5 million registered users. The company has a current value of $500 million.
Whitney Wolfe was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her father was a property developer named Michael and her mother Kelly was a housewife. Whitney Wolfe went to Southern Methodist University and majored in International Studies. While attending college she began a business selling bamboo tote bags to benefit the areas that were affected by the BP oil spill. She launched Help Us Project which was a non profit organization. Her partner was Patrick Aufdenkamp. Her bags became highly successful and received recognition nationally once Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe were photographed with the bags. Once Whitney Wolfe graduated she worked with orphanages in Southeast Asia.
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