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Happn Launches In San Francisco At Facebook Conference

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The company announced the launch on the first day of Facebook’s F8 developer conference, where the social network revealed big changes to Messenger.

San Francisco becomes the tenth major city Happn is live in, joining Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Sydney.

The French app, which is free for women and sells premium features to men, says they see 200,000 users logging in every day.

They company also revealed the app has been downloaded 2.5m times.

At the end of last year, Happn raised $8m in funding to expand the app internationally.

The raised the money from European venture fund DN Capital — who invested in Shazam — and French VC firm Alven Capital.

They also raised funds from private investors including French entrepreneur Fabrice Grinda and former-IAC executive Paul Gardi.

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