Bumble: Whitney Wolfe

Bumble: Whitney Wolfe

Update: 2019-04-2210
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At age 22, Whitney Wolfe helped launch Tinder, one of the world's most popular dating apps. But a few years later, she left Tinder and filed a lawsuit against the company alleging sexual harassment. The ensuing attention from the media – and cyberbullying from strangers – prompted her to launch Bumble, a dating app where women make the first move. Today, the Bumble app has been downloaded close to 30 million times. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Michael Dixon, whose business Mobile Vinyl Recorders uses portable record lathes to cut vinyl at parties, weddings, and music festivals. (Original broadcast date: October 16, 2017)
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Zach Gagné

I loved this episode

May 21st
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Amanda Henry

I think she's really dilusional to think that luck had nothing to do with it. Sure, she's worked hard, but she was *in the right place at the right time* to even meet the Tinder cofounder and get a job while she was aimlessly wandering after college, and then unlimited funding and resources just happened to fall into her lap when we wanted to launch something at 22. I'd consider that extremely lucky.

May 17th
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Michael Erkotidis

I met my fiance through bumble so it definitely works!

May 11th
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Jenifer Grady

I wonder if diversity is something that Bumble intentionally sought or are promotions directed towards people of color, and older people for new members?

Apr 23rd
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Bumble: Whitney Wolfe

Bumble: Whitney Wolfe

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