The Startup Roundup – 18th May 2018

Dating Startups

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Startup news this week:


  1. Online Dating for Seniors Just Got Easier with – The service promises to help singles not only find connections, but to do so securely.
  2. A Kent student has created a ‘dating’ app which could revolutionise animal adoption – Jaye Graham, an Economics and Sociology student at the University of Kent, won a £1,000 investment last year from the Kent Business School for the idea.
  3. I Tested an App That Provides a Live Soundtrack to Sex – It works by measuring the rhythm, and intuitively syncing music with that tempo – in theory, creating the perfect playlist.
  4. Casualx, a Craigslist Personals Alternative App, Saw Traffic Increase by 200% in April – Casualx, casual encounter app and an alternative to Craigslist personals and Backpage, has seen a huge traffic increase after the FOSTA bill passed by Congress.
  5. Vegamory: A Vegan Dating Platform launches Kickstarter Campaign! – The creators of this project are seeking generous community support by launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
  6. Revamps its Chat Interface to Allow Users to View More Cams – This website offers its users a chance to meet and chat with thousands of other eligible seniors.
  7. Vyve, A New Dating App, Only Shows Photos After You Start A Conversation & It’s Fascinating – New dating app Vyve emphasizes users’ personalities above all else — it’s ideal if you want to get to know someone well.
  8. Dating Website Have Transformed Their Website in Time for the Royal Wedding – The new website is completely different, boasting a modern design and a lighting fast user interface.
  9. Locally made mobile app aims to simplify the dating scene – Cut to the Chase allows users to select a gender, age range and location for their potential matches, and leaves the rest to authentic chemistry.