Dating app startup Breeze raised EUR €1.3 Million in investments in its latest funding round. The Dutch platform says the funds will help it achieve the goal of ‘humanising online dating worldwide’.
Breeze’s slogan is “Taking dating offline again. No swiping, no chatting, just dating!”. The app works by giving users 2 recommended profiles each day. If two users agree they want to meet each other, they will match but with no option to chat.
Instead the app will ask for each user’s availability and organise a date for the couple. It explains “we let you know where to be at what time, the rest is up to you!”. Breeze’s model looks to encourage people to meet face to face, rather than engage in “shallow chatting”.
The platform’s business model relies on these offline dates taking place. The app is free to use, but takes a small margin from the payment users make when on their organised date activity.
In a recent LinkedIn post, CEO and co-founder of Breeze, Joris van Doorninck shared details of its latest achievement.
He shared that the investment came from a number of sources including FJ Labs, a venture capital firm; JC Heyeneke, CEO of Slimmer AI; Chris Zadeh, Founder of Whāngai, an angel investment organisation; and Kalo Bagijn, Founder of Brand New Day, among others.