Coffee Meets Bagel Continues Overseas Expansion, Launching In Sydney


New York-based dating app Coffee Meets Bagel has opened across the waters in Australia.

Last month the dating app, which launched in 2012, opened in Sydney with a party at bar Palmer & Co.

The app works by sending users one tailored match every day at noon.

Users have a 24 hour time limit to decide whether they want to like, or pass, their match.

The majority of Sydney’s 4m population are single, and 38% come from overseas.

The three sisters who founded Coffee Meets Bagel – Soo, Arum, and Dawoon Kang – told Forbes that since the app launched in Sydney, 70% of users log in to review their daily match.

Users also spend on average 4.4 minutes per day on the app.

The male to female split is 61/39, and the average age of users is 29 for women, and 28 for men.

In March, Coffee Meets Bagel also launched in Hong Kong, and plan more overseas launches in the coming year.

It has been a big year for Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank and turning down a $30m acquisition offer from Mark Cuban.

The company also closed $7.8m in Series A funding from existing investor DCM Ventures, alongside Quest Ventures Partners and Azure Capital.

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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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