Summary of “Bumble founder feared she’d be blacklisted after Tinder lawsuit”
After dating app Bumble co-founder Whitney Wolfe Herd left dating app Tinder in 2014 after suing another co-founder for sexual discrimination, she thought for sure she would be blacklisted. But thanks to her new business partner, Andrey Andreev, she managed to avoid this. Andreev is very internationally respected in the online dating industry. His vouching for Whitney Wolfe did much to keep her safe from any blacklisting. With his help, she founded Bumble in 2014, a dating app that requires women to initiate all conversations.
The gender gap in venture capital is staggering, particularly for women founders of color. @bumble, a tech company w/ an 85% female workforce, wants to be part of the solution. Today we launch Bumble Fund to invest in women ignored by the establishment. https://t.co/lj2edR8hof
— Whitney Wolfe Herd (@WhitWolfeHerd) August 15, 2018
Summary of “Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy”
Whitney Wolfe Herd is the founder and CEO of Bumble a feminist dating app that only allows women to initiate connections. In the past two years Bumble has also launched BFF (2016) which enables women to connect with new friends online and Bizz (2017) when enables business networking for women. It was back in 2013 first found her own love connection in the form of Michael Herd, restaurateur and oil businessman. They met while both on a skiing trip started dating the next Valentine’s Day, and were engaged two years later.
Shortly after being engaged at his family ranch, the happy couple vacationed in Italy. It was on that trip that they decided to get married in Positino. The two planned themselves the entire event that was to be held neither of them knew at all. In the end, they were wed at a venue known as Villa Tre Ville. The wedding celebration took place on multiple nights with each night being full of non-stop partying. In addition, each night had its own theme. All of these nights of celebration led up to the actual wedding day.
For a while, it did not look like the weather wasn’t going to cooperate at all. For several days the area was so dry that at one point a large forest fire erupted nearby and then on the morning of the wedding, there were heavy rains resulting in a flash flood. But the weather cleared so that they were able to have it that evening. They were so desperate for this to go down that the couple, groomsmen, and bridesmaids all dried the now soaking grassy hill where they were to married with lots of towels. View: https://tim.blog/2018/05/25/whitney-wolfe-herd/