The Startup Roundup – 26th January 2018

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Startup news this week:


  1. This M’sian App Wants You To Praise Your Friends So That They Can Score A Date – For every little morsel you give about your personality, you’ll be greeted with pictures of others who feel the same way.
  2. A New Dating App Lets You Rate And Review Your Date – The Do I Date brands itself as the ‘TripAdvisor for people’ because you can give your dates a star rating.
  3. New Mobile App “Date Protect” Helps Users of Online Dating Platforms Stay Safer During a First Date
    – New app Date Protect is a simple and discreet way for a user to share their location and a photo of the person they are meeting for the first time with friends and family in the form of a text alert.
  4. Die with me – a unique chatting app which only lets you chat at 5 per cent battery – If you have less than 5 per cent battery you just have to enter a nickname and you can say goodbye to other people having also less than 5 per cent battery.
  5. Pooch and smooch! New dating website for Cork dog-lovers – The launch of Leads2Love was announced on the Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) Facebook page in July 2017.
  6. Enabling Love, a dating website with a difference – A dating website aimed at helping those with disabilities was launched in Dunedin last night.
  7. New Dating App Will Use Your Spit — Yes, Spit — to Help You Find the Perfect Match – Pheramor ask you to swab your mouth, send it in for review, and then use their algorithm to help you discover the most compatible singles.