The New York Times Profiles Whitney Wolfe & Bumble


Bumble and founder Whitney Wolfe secured another high profile feature last weekend, this time in The New York Times.

Jessica Bennett met the tech startup at its Austin, Texas headquarters to talk with Wolfe about the app’s female-first ethos, unearthing some interesting insights about the company and its future plans.

The dating app is apparently prepping the launch of a “Siri-like character called Beatrice” that will “call you during a date to make sure you’re fine”, and the company is currently offering a series of webinars to users, giving expert advice on a range of topics.

Wolfe is also writing a book for Penguin’s Portfolio imprint called “Make the First Move”, and boasted that the app’s abuse report rate for its 11.5m members sits at around 0.005%.

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Simon Edmunds

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