Mango Dating App Acquired by Home Swapping Network

Dating app Mango has been acquired by home swapping network Kindred, with its founder joining the parent company as its Chief Technology officer. 

Bryan Li founded Mango with the intent of using AI to matchmake users efficiently, with previous experience as Director of Engineering at Tinder and Linkedin. 

In his new role as CTO at Kindred, Li will be helping expand the company’s matching capabilities for home swaps, with the help of his past experience and technology developed for Mango. This will then widen Kindred’s offerings and reach.

“His extensive experience in engineering and product development, combined with his passion for Kindred’s mission, make him the perfect person to lead our technology development. We are confident he will play a key role in continuing to drive innovation and expansion at Kindred”, said Justine Palefsky, CEO of Kindred, about the hiring of Li.

Kindred’s network allows users to enable guests to stay at their home and stay in others’ homes as an alternative to hotels. Users form connections for home-swaps using an app platform where they can browse available homes.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Kindred and be a part of such a mission-driven company,” said Li. “Home swapping harnesses the power of human connection to make travel more accessible. I look forward to working with the team to realize this worthy vision”, he added.