Whitney Wolfe Herd

Go on, let bots date other bots

7:39 am PDT • May 12, 2024

Bumble founder and executive chair Whitney Wolfe Herd raised eyebrows this week with her comments about how AI might change the dating experience. During an onstage interview, Bloomberg’s Emily Chang…

Go on, let bots date other bots

In a fast-moving news cycle, a personnel change wouldn’t seem to catch our attention, but this morning dating app Bumble announced a doozy: It’s replacing founder CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd…

Bumble announces Slack CEO Lidiane Jones will be its new chief exec

Bumble, Inc. CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd believes the power of AI technology will lead to a better online dating experience for her apps’ users. Speaking at the Code Conference on…

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd shares how AI will ‘supercharge’ love with digital matchmakers

Dating app maker Bumble revealed more of its plans to strengthen its social networking features during last week’s Q2 earnings, which saw the company’s shares slump over its lowered financial outlook…

Bumble experiments with group chats, polls and video calls for its new social networking feature, ‘Hive’

Dating platform Bumble is looking to enhance its non-dating social features with a further investment into its Bumble BFF feature, first launched in 2016. This friend-finding feature currently uses the…

Bumble is planning to expand further into social networking with a new communities feature

Dating app company Bumble, Inc. is making its first acquisition with today’s news that it’s adding the fast-growing French dating app Fruitz to its family of applications. Though Bumble, Inc.…

Bumble makes its first acquisition with deal for French Gen Z dating app, Fruitz

There’s nothing like the growing pains of new adulthood, but for college-aged Gen Zers who have spent these formative years in lockdown, it can be even more difficult to form…

Flox, an app to help friend groups meet each other, is wooing college students in NYC

The private equity giant Blackstone is today announcing the final close of its first growth equity fund — Blackstone Growth — with $4.5 billion in capital commitments from a wide…

Blackstone just closed its inaugural growth equity fund, and it’s a doozy

Asteya, a Miami-based disability insurance startup that is geared toward small business owners and gig workers, launched today with a seed round of $10 million. Co-founder and CEO Alex Williamson,…

Miami startup Asteya launches to provide ‘income insurance’

The public markets have been so active lately that it’s hard to drum up excitement for yet another company making its way to the bull market. But, in the case…

Bumble’s first date with the public markets

Women-friendly dating and networking app Bumble announced today it’s expanding its C-suite with two new hires: Anu Subramanian as Bumble’s chief financial officer, who hails from Univision, and Selby Drummond…

Bumble balances gender representation of C-suite with two new hires

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd wants to build a truly timeless company. “You can never disrupt the need for humans to connect. And the other thing that you can never…

Bumble will exist as long as women do, CEO says

As the Labor Day weekend winds down here in the states, so too does our flash sale and your chance to save $100 on a Digital Pro pass to Disrupt…

The Disrupt 2020 Labor Day flash sale ends tonight

The ongoing pandemic has drastically shaped how we maintain existing relationships but it’s also transformed how we get those relationships started, pushing more first encounters online and adding social distance…

Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd is coming to Disrupt 2020

Bumble, the popular and profitable dating and networking app built around the ethos of women calling the shots on how connections get made and developed, has made a deal for…

Andrey Andreev sells stake in Bumble owner to Blackstone, Whitney Wolfe Herd now CEO of $3B dating apps business

Update 4:30pm PT: “The responses are designed to obfuscate and deflect from the facts as borne out by the rigorous reporting,” a Forbes spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We stand by our…

Bumble chief responds to reports of misconduct at parent company

Serena Williams, the global sports and fashion icon and investor, is doubling down on her relationship with the dating app Bumble with today’s announcement that she will serve as an…

Serena Williams joins Bumble’s investment fund as an investor

TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) is our most ambitious event ever. And if we’re sure of one thing, it’s that people in the startup scene will extract more insights and…

The five best reasons you don’t want to miss Disrupt SF this September

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd has always done things her own way. Whether it’s standing up for her political beliefs, building a company with fully outsourced engineers or…

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd is coming to Disrupt SF

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Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do

It’s 4:55pm Central Time on a Tuesday at Bumble headquarters in Austin, Texas. Whitney Wolfe Herd, the 28-year-old founder and CEO of the woman-led dating app is showing me around the nearly four-year-old startup’s office before we sit down to talk. Our first stop is the standard startup watering hole, with a few twists. The fridges…

3:00 pm PDT • May 13, 2018
Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do

Roughly five years after the launch of its first fund in 2013, Female Founders Fund (F3) has closed on $27 million for its latest seed fund — backed by some of the startup…

Some of the top female founders in the U.S. are backing the latest Female Founders Fund

Yesterday we reported that Match, the parent company of Tinder, was suing Bumble for patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. Specifically, Match alleged that Bumble “copied Tinder’s world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual…

Bumble responds to Match’s patent lawsuit

Dating app Bumble is joining the dozens of major companies that have decided to take the fight against gun violence into their own hands following a string of mass shootings…

Bumble is banning guns from profile pictures

Bumble, the female-led dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, is diving head first into content. The company is hiring Clare O’Connor as its first Editorial Director, who…

Bumble is hiring an Editorial Director to build out its media brand