Dating App Fobo Launches £100k Crowdfunding Campaign

Dating platform Fobo has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on the website Seedrs to try and raise £100k for development.

The dating app is a free offline dating app which enables its users to experience meeting each other face to face.

Users can connect to local groups via Facebook or create their own groups within their area in order to meet new people.

All Fobo members are verified as single and living within the UK by Fobo’s team of moderators and administrators.

Terry Cullen runs the business from his home in Kings Hill and said: “The reason I joined the dating industry was to change the way people meet. I wanted to improve the opportunity of people finding meaningful relationships, for this and future generations, and to move away from the click-and-collect pick-up culture encouraged by other providers. We are creating an inclusive dating business that facilitates a community of singles as opposed to a catalogue of partners.”

The company appeared in front of MPs in September as part of the cross-party commission on loneliness.

It also runs ‘Single Saturdays’ events across the country, which brings together members from Facebook from over 240 singles groups across the UK.

Cullen started Fobo after sales from his other business, Resin Bound Surfaces Group, increased 28% last year.

He added: “Single Saturdays has a community feel. Soon after launch we created an app to help people connect to their local Single Saturdays Facebook group. The magic will start in the second version of the app, which is planned to offer both free and premium content. We intend to develop some unique and innovative engagement features never seen before in a dating app.”

The company has raised more than a quarter of its fundraising target. The crowdfunding campaign closes on the 29th of January.

Cullen states: “Fobo aims to give people what they truly want. More security within a more natural dating environment. We want to overhaul the dating industry and actively encourage community honesty.”

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