gofrendly: Female Friendship App Launches in UK

gofrendly, a platform that harnesses AI to bring together like-minded women for friendship and entrepreneurship, has expanded into London. The platform is already used by 65% of 20-35 year old women in Stockholm.

Founded in Stockholm, the free-to-join app helps women find real connections and friendships. It uses AI to provide matches, which are based on analysis of similar interests and reasons for using the app, e.g. looking for female entrepreneurs, or fellow mothers.

It also helps women expand their social circle by allowing users to host and find events and groups. 

“gofrendly is for those with a shared drive to make new connections, create more experiences, and have more memories with friends. We allow users to focus on the joy of making new friends, rather than the effort of finding them”, said Co-Founder and CEO, Ulrika Lilja.

Almost 250,000 women from the Nordic region have signed up already, with 11 million messages already sent and 4,600 coffee meet-ups arranged. Its impressive growth has also seen the platform raise $1.25 million after a funding round led by Swedish VC fund JNE Invest. 

Niklas Norén, Partner at JNE Invest, said “The app has a proven track record of helping women find and foster important relationships that have led them to try new hobbies, start businesses, and expand their social horizons. In a post-pandemic world, the appetite for friendship apps is soaring, and we believe that gofrendly will be at the forefront of future social-tech growth.”

Its expansion to the UK could bring even greater growth, with the platform sharing a YouGov survey that found 52% of women in the UK find it difficult to make new friends.

You can visit the gofrendly site at this link.