Multiple outlets have celebrated Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble, as 2017 draws to a close.
technewsspy.com states that: “Whitney Wolfe Herd isn’t going to be resting on her laurels anytime soon. As she has demonstrated again and again during her remarkable yet very brief career, she is not one to be content with the status quo.”
The entrepreneur married restaurateur and oil heir Michael Herd in April on the Italian coastline. The wedding was covered at length by Vogue.
“(…) rather than feeling rejected if a woman doesn’t reply to their pickup line, [men] feel flattered if she reaches out to pick them up.”
Forbes profiled Wolfe Herd in November, featuring her on the cover of their ‘30 under 30’ young entrepreneurs issue.
The issue’s subtitle called Wolfe Herd ‘The £1 billion Queen Bee of dating apps’.
She has also appeared in Fortune under the headline ‘If People Don’t Believe In Your Startup Business, Keep Going’.
The app itself has also made headlines throughout the year, with celebrity involvement aiding marketing efforts on a number of occasions.
Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow have been among Bumble event attendees in 2017, and the app recently employed Sara and Erin Foster at Bumble Bizz.
There is some industry speculation about a possible $1 billion plus Match Group acquisition of Bumble. Both parties have declined to comment on the status of negotiations.