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  • Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

    Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app. “We learned that people don’t really feel a connection to each other until they meet, which makes any dating app feel like a lot of work,” said cofounder and COO Dawoon Kang. “We wanted to figure… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Google Maps Launches Location Sharing with Others

    Google Maps launches a location-sharing feature, Coffee Meets Bagel has a new paid membership tier and AI expert Andrew Ng leaves Baidu. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel introduces $35/month premium membership to fight ghosting

    Coffee Meets Bagel introduces $35/month premium membership to fight ghosting

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating site that focuses on high-quality, limited matches, has today announced the launch of a premium tier of the service. Thus far, CMB is one of the few reigning dating apps that has generated revenue solely through in-app currency without a premium membership. But no more. Coffee Meets Bagel works by sending men 21 profiles that may be a good match, each day at noon. Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel extends into relationships with DateSpots.co and Mixtape

    Coffee Meets Bagel extends into relationships with DateSpots.co and Mixtape

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that shows you one match per day, is unveiling a few new tools to help newborn relationships flourish. These new products are web apps, built in collaboration with Yelp and Spotify. The first is called DateSpots.co and it lets people search for the perfect spot for a first date. The CMB team worked closely with Yelp engineers, following the launch of… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is making some big changes, rolling out a “ladies choice” update in the coming days. The San Francisco-based startup says it has generated 2.5 billion introductions and created more than 50,000 happy couples. But the team thinks it’s time to switch it up from the one-a-day match suggestion and give its members more options. Going forward, men… Read More

  • Monetization, churn and how to stand out in the mobile dating space

    Monetization, churn and how to stand out in the mobile dating space

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY we had Robyn Exton of Her, Dawoon Kang of Coffee Meets Bagel and Whitney Wolfe of Bumble discuss the latest trends in the mobile dating space. Two of the apps, Her and Bumble, both let you use their platform to find friendship as well as relationships. Whitney Wolfe of Bumble said that the feature has led to tremendous engagement, and is even showing signs… Read More

  • Who will be the next Tinder?

    Who will be the next Tinder?

    Or do we even need one? At Disrupt NY in May, we’ll try to get to the bottom of that question. In a panel on the new frontier of digital dating, we’ll be bringing together some of the freshest minds in the space to discuss how niche dating services could be the next big thing we swipe right on. Bumble CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe, Her founder and CEO Robyn Exton, and Coffee… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Will Help You Pick Your Best Dating Photos

    Coffee Meets Bagel Will Help You Pick Your Best Dating Photos

    If you’ve ever had trouble determining which photos to upload to your dating profile, Coffee Meets Bagel says it has found a solution. From now on, users can A/B test photos, by uploading two options and letting other users vote on which is best. Coffee Meets Bagel has been polling daters and found that 54% of the time people pass on “bagels,” the reason is photo-related. Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Adds Its Own Version Of Super Like With ‘Send A Woo’

    Coffee Meets Bagel Adds Its Own Version Of Super Like With ‘Send A Woo’

    In the past few months, Tinder has been working on a feature called Super Like, which let users tell one of their matches that the situation is more serious than simply swiping right. Today, Coffee Meets Bagel has added something similar in ‘Send A Woo’, letting CMB users express higher-than-usual interest in a potential match. Coffee Meets Bagel launched in 2013 with an… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Meeting Your Match Online

    Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This week we took a look at online dating, which was once a curiosity. It’s now just a bit more than that. In the wake of the recent Match Group public offering (the company owns Tinder, a popular dating app), eyes are back on the space. How much room is there in online dating? Is it better to go niche or big and enjoy… Read More

  • Dating App Coffee Meets Bagel Lands $7.8 Million In Series A

    Dating App Coffee Meets Bagel Lands $7.8 Million In Series A

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating service that focuses on quality over quantity, has today announced the close of a $7.8 million Series A financing round led by existing investor DCM Ventures. Quest Ventures and Azure Capital also participated in the round. Coffee Meets Bagel is an impressive little app. Launched in 2012, Coffee Meets Bagel aims to find one quality match for their users every… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Goes Live On Android

    Coffee Meets Bagel Goes Live On Android

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating service that asks for patience and, in return, offers something real, has launched on Android. Coffee Meets Bagel is one of the few dating services that does things differently. It’s not about an endless browsing experience where you subject countless photos to your own judgement, then go fishing with a sexy one-liner, and maybe perhaps get an answer back. Read More

  • Dating App Coffee Meets Bagel Ditches Twilio With New IM Features

    Dating App Coffee Meets Bagel Ditches Twilio With New IM Features

    When I wrote about the Coffee Meets Bagel dating service more than two years ago, I hoped (but didn’t quite believe) that it would last this long. Yet, here we are. The company has received $2.8 million in funding and is today launching the biggest update yet to the app. Read More

  • You’re 37% More Likely To Date Someone If You’ve Got Facebook Friends In Common

    You’re 37% More Likely To Date Someone If You’ve Got Facebook Friends In Common

    “Oh you know Johnny? Then let’s get naughty.” Whether it’s for one night or forever, we’re more likely to choose mates who have Facebook friends in common with us. This comes according to a new study by Coffee Meets Bagel, a startup that shows you a suggestion of someone to date each day and connects you if you both fancy each other. Out of Coffee Meets… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Turns Online Dating Into A Daily “Deal”

    Coffee Meets Bagel Turns Online Dating Into A Daily “Deal”

    Technology is all about convenience. At least, that’s where it’s headed. I can now ask someone to run across the city and pick up a package for me on Zaarly (which I did), Songza chooses my music playlists for me, and I can literally push a button and ask my phone where the nearest burger joint is (even if she never quite understands me). It’s incredible. And now that… Read More