Whitney Wolfe, a Leader in the Tech Industry

Whitney Wolfe is an Entrepreneur best known for her contributions to the world of online dating apps. She has created two of the most popular dating apps on the planet. She is the co-creator of the dating app tinder, and founder and current CEO of Bumble. In 2014 she was named by Business Inside’s as one of the 30 Most Important Women in the Tech Industry under the age of 30. Since entering the industry less than ten years ago, she has made the Forbes “30 under 30” list 2 years in a row. Read more about Whitney Wolfe on Crunchbase.

Whitey Wolfe was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989, as an adolescent she spent a considerable amount of time in France, where she became fluent in the language. She went on to attend Southern Methodist University; she majored in International studies. Her time in France influenced her to start her first business venture. At the age of 19, she channeled her love for fashion and helping the environment, and partnered with designer Patrick Aufdenkamp to create a line of bamboo tote bags to generate money to help those affected by the BP Spill. Her bags soon caught the attention of stylist Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, Denise Richards and actress Shenaea Grimes, this led to the start of her organization, Help Us Protect.

When she was 22, she partnered with Hatch Labs to co-create the dating app Tinder. While working at Tinder, Whitney Wolfe was named Vice-President of marketing. She was the brains behind the name of the famous dating app. With her marketing capabilities, the popularity of the app quickly grew amongst college campuses. Before she departed from the company in 2014, Tinder had over 50 million monthly users.

After her time at Tinder, she had the desire to create a dating app that puts women first. Whitney Wolfe went on to create the dating app Bumble. She continues to serve as CEO of the company. Bumble is currently the fastest growing dating app on the market, within its first month, they had generated over 100,000 downloads. After only four years of existence, the company currently holds a value of over one-billion dollars. Whitney Wolfe has only just begun to make her mark as she continues to be a key player in the business world.

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