The Startup Roundup – 24th January 2020

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Startup news this week:

  1. The Pacific Islander Dating App Launches Kickstarter Campaign – Mango is aiming to raise $29,000 to help achieve its goal of launching in March 2020.
  2. The Chinese startup taking photoshop out of the dating game – Users are matched based on shared values and interests, instead of personal information and potentially edited images.
  3. The Eristica App Allows Fun-Loving Couples to Challenge Each Other Through Video Dares – Users earn in-app currency by meeting new people and recording themselves completing dares set by strangers.
  4. Tinder, except for solar and sheep – The American Solar Grazing Association is seeking to connect local, available sheep with solar power farms, and are building a website to make it happen more efficiently.
  5. UrSafe Announces “Follow Me,” the Only Geo-location Feature Fully Integrated Into Hands-Free, Voice-Activated Personal Safety App – UrSafe identifies users’ specific locations and follows their movement in case they get into trouble.