Whitney Wolfe is the CEO of Bumble, a rapidly growing social networking app that focuses on women-first; a feature which sets it apart from other dating apps. In just a few short years, Bumble has grown to over 30 million users, world wide.
Whitney Wolfe created Bumble in 2014 and has expanded the company by creating Bumble BFF in 2016, for finding friends and Bumble Biz in 2017, which focuses on professional networking and earlier this year, Bumble Biz recently expanded in India with tremendous success. Bumble has also partnered with actress, Priyanka Chopra to introduce Bumble’s dating app in India which is expected to launch this year. Bumble’s vision and passion for empowering women all around the world can be a challenge in some countries such as India with the gender stereotyping and safety concerns that Indian women face on a daily basis. Partnering with Priyanka, gives Bumble the endorsement they need and by listening to and addressing their safety and privacy concerns, women will feel far more comfortable and secure in using Bumble’s apps. Read this article about Whitney Wolfe at Forbes.
Prior to creating Bumble, Whitney Wolfe co-founded other startups such as Tinder and Chappy. She also co-founded a non-profit in which she created and sold tote bags with the proceeds going to the areas affected by the BP oil spill.
Whitney Wolfe has been featured in many publications including Vogue, Vanity fair and Forbes 2017 list of 30 under 30. She has been invited to speak at several conferences including Forbes Under 30 2018 Summit and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and is expected to speak at Wall Street’s Live at Laguna Event on November 12th, Laguna CA.
Bumble is headquartered in Austin, Texas where Whitney lives with her husband, Michael Herd. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, focusing on International Studies and is fluent in French.