Tastebuds Acquires US Competitor moosify


Music-based dating service has acquired US competitor moosify.

moosify was merged with London-based Tastebuds in August, and will add moosify’s 100,000s of users to Tastebuds’ social discovery platform.

Tastebuds was founded in 2010, and links up users based on their music taste.

Both Tastebuds and moosify build profiles by scanning through users’ Spotify, iPhone libraries and Facebook accounts to discern their music taste.

Alex Parish, co-founder of Tastebuds, said: “The moosify team have built a fantastic service with a highly engaged user base which we are excited to welcome to our platform. Together we’ll be able to create even more great connections for our users.”

moosify was created in 2012 by entrepreneur Hansjoerg Posch, and is backed by Business Angels led by Talenthouse CEO Roman Scharf, along with leading German TV network ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG.

Hansjoerg Posch, CEO of moosify, said: “We’re thrilled to join Tastebuds and see the concept of music dating flourish. With this move moosify will become part of a larger network, provide a better experience to our users, and cement music as a powerful tool for matchmaking.”

In January, Tastebuds released Gig Roulette, which generates nearby concerts and someone they might want to go with.

Their long-awaited app was also released for iOS in April after they raised $600,000 in funding, and lets users swipe through nearby matches who have the same music taste.

Visit Tastebuds here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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