Whitney Wolfe is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of one of the fastest growing dating platforms in the world, Bumble. The app launched in 2014 is designed to empower women, only female users being able to make the first contact. In addition, other branches were added to the application, such as Bumble Bizz, designed to make business connection, and BumbleBFF, which can be used to make new friends.
Besides her work for Bumble, Whitney Wolfe has recently joined Imagine Entertainment as a non-voting member on the company’s board of directors. Imagine Entertainment is a film and television production company. Wolfe noted that Imagine has inspired generation worldwide and have set a standard for storytelling. She declared that it is an honor for her to join the team and to collaborate on ways for people to be empowered and entertained by their favorite stories. For more latest update connect with Whitney Wolfe on Twitter.
Brian Grazer, one Imagine’s founders, noted that he admires Ms. Wolfe as a visionary and original thinker. He stated that as they continue to evolve Imagine Entertainment, they wanted to add to the board someone who would bring an original and fresh perspective, and someone who thinks differently. According to him, Whitney Wolfe brings a fresh perspective and relevancy to their business and they are honored that she agreed to join the company’s board.
Whitney Wolfe has been very present in the media, due to her success in the industry. She was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 list, in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, she was featured on the covers of Wired UK, Fast Company, and Forbes, and in 2018 she was part of the TIME 100 list.
Forbes notes that the Bumble app is currently valued at $1 billion dollar, and that Whitney Wolfe made a fortune of $230 million as a result of the dating platform. Match Group, a dating conglomerate, offered to purchase the app for $450 million, following up with an offer of more than $1 billion, but the offer was eventually turned down by Wolfe. After 4 years since its inception, Bumble has more than 34 million users in 144 countries.