DatePlay, the gamified dating app founded by Apprentice finalist Vana Koutsomitis, has now reached £200,000 from its Seedrs campaign.
And following its huge success to date, the app has now been accepted into Mass Challenge UK.
Mass Challenge, which chooses startups based on their impact and potential, claims to: “connect the world’s highest impact startups with the right resources in order to drive growth, create value, and improve the world.”
And at the end of the programme, startups that prove to have the most impact and potential are offered monetary contributions to help further their success.
DatePlay has commented: “We have very exciting news! We just found out that we have been accepted to Mass Challenge, a world-renowned startup accelerator program.
“The company has 835 alumni who have collectively raised more than £1 billion, generated £440 million in revenues, and created more than 50,000 jobs.
“We can’t wait to be a part of this amazing group of entrepreneurs!
“The program takes 0% equity in our company and helps foster our growth so we can make DatePlay huge.”
And it comes as little surprise that DatePlay was chosen to be a part of Mass Challenge UK, following the success of its Seedrs campaign.
Launched in July, the Seedrs campaign originally looked to raise £120,000, and just three days later it had raised a very impressive £150,000, hitting 125% of the original target.
And now DatePlay has announced that it has received £200,000 in funding and already has 20,000 sign ups.
The app is set to officially launch in autumn this year in London.