The dating app Bumble rumbled onto the scene and soon became one of the most popular apps of its kind in the world. It is the creation of Whitney Wolfe Herd who is an entrepreneur in the tech industry. This app is unique in that it only allows women to make first contact with other users. Women say this makes them feel empowered and makes them able avoid the attention of those they don’t want to be in contact with.
Building on the success of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd has now launched Bumble Bizz which has been called the millennial version of Linkedin. She created this app when she learned that many women were using Bumble to establish professional networks that help them advance their careers. By swiping on people users of this app can expand their professional contacts list or find a mentor. In order to get access to Bumble Bizz a user just needs to update the Bumble app on their phone.
Whitney Wolfe Herd says that Bumble Bizz is now available for people in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. They will expand the app into other nations in the near future as translations into other languages are completed. The app allows users to enter in a digital resume, a professional and verified picture, examples of their work, and list out their skills. The app is different from Linkedin because it’s for networking and mentoring, not for looking for jobs or job candidates.
It was in September 2014 that Whitney Wolfe Herd launched Bumble. She acts as the chief executive officer of the company and oversees its strategic vision. Her company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. She is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, which is where she also grew up. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and has a bachelor’s degree in international studies. When she graduated she left for Southeast Asia where she helped orphans.
Whitney Wolfe Herd married in October 2017. She admits she didn’t meet her future-husband through Bumble but rather because they ran into each other while skiing in Aspen, Colorado in late 2013. Her husband in Michael Herd who is also an entrepreneur in the oil industry as well as the owner of a number of restaurants. They got married on the coast of Southern Italy in what was said to be a spectacular wedding and reception.