Nightlife Dating App Weepo Secures $2m Investment

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A new social connections app called Weepo has just announced it has secured $2m in investment.

The New York-based startup was founded by Roy Lugasi, a nightclub promoter who wanted to find an easier and more effective way of bringing people into clubs and bars.

He created Weepo as a way for club goers to see who else is attending events, with the aim of bringing people together and encouraging more attendance at club nights.

Users of the app can swipe through profiles and pictures of other event goers, and using a match system similar to that of Tinder, singles can match and chat in the app, arranging to meet at the event.

And the app has just raised $2m in funding from a handful of investors including Jared Morgenstern, an early developer of social networking giant Facebook and creator of the site’s “Like” button.

Speaking about the investment, Weepo founder Lugasi said: “This $2m investment is going to increase our exposure with singles, which will result in more downloads.

“We are already one of the fastest growing mobile apps and with Google promoting our app with their network, we are growing organically.”

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The company also claimed that “cost-conscious millennials are using Weepo to determine whether the crowd at the nightclub is worth the cover.”

In an effort to grow the app’s user base, which currently stands at around 30,000, Weepo recently partnered with tech conferences TechCrunch Disrupt in New York and Collision in New Orleans, with 1,000 signing up during Collision.

Lugasi said: “There are many ways that we believe Weepo can disrupt the nightlife industry.

“Right now, if you want to promote a nightclub or bar, you have to go through club promoters who bring in the best customers.

“Weepo’s technology can actually skip those promoters and go directly to the partiers who are already looking for the best place to go for the night.”

Weepo is currently available on iOS and Android here.

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