Muzmatch Raises £1.5 Million to Expand Overseas

Muslim dating app, Muzmatch, has raised £1.5 million in funding to expand overseas and grow the team.

Muzmatch was founded by ex-investment banker Shahzad Younas and software engineer Ryan Brodie. Investors have also included Hambro Perks and Y Combinator who have bought a minority stake of the company.

Younas said: “Muslims don’t really date, we get married. Mainstream apps don’t serve this kind of market.”

The platform currently has more than 350,000 users in 160 different countries, and Britain accounts for half of this figure.

Users can choose to now show or blur their profile photos, and their in-app chats can be sent to a guardian in Muzmatch’s ‘chaperoning’ option.

The founders of the Muslim platform will use the funding to boost their growth within countries including Canada and America.

Previously, GDI conducted a video interview with the Muzmatch founders to learn more about the history and features of the app.

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