When Whitney Wolf first launched Bumble, it was simply a dating app where the first move was made by the women. This has become an international digital platform to make business connections and friends as well. Bumble’s growth has launched a new Austin headquarters and a new app called Bumble Bizz. Whitney Wolfe’s new headquarters for Bumble is called The Hive, and it is amazing. The building is two-stories, and filled with natural light in hexagons and yellows. The shape and color represents the brand, and even the bathrooms feature hexagon walls, floor tiles, and yellow toilets.
Whitney Wolfe has set the Bumble app apart from all the rest right from the start. Although Bumble began as a dating app, it is about equality, female empowerment and kindness. The Bumble platform is highly respectable, and individual’s feel safe meeting new people online. It was only three years past when Bumble launched, yet they currently have almost 21 million users, and an international footprint. Bumble has teams in France, London, Australia, and Germany, and are considering Canada for the future.
Whitney Wolfe additionally added Bumble BFF to the Bumble app, and this allows the users to find friends. Bumble Bizz is a more recent addition, and provides the ability to make professional connections. Bumble is genuine one-to-one networking, and the focus of the company is to connect people. Whitney Wolfe found the way to help people get their foot in the door, and find opportunities that would not be possible without the app. Without a social networking site, connections can easily become dead ends. The site gives users the chance to start conversations that may change their lives.
Lauren Petrowski of FOX 7 set up a profile on Bizz, and the result was an almost immediate match. Whether this becomes a networking opportunity or not, it has become obvious Bumble is helping people from across the globe connect, and women are receiving support in every aspect of their lives. Whitney Wolfe wanted to provide a safe place where women could enjoy empowerment, and have the opportunity to take control of their lives.
The concept of Bumble Bizz is the same as the app’s dating portion. The user swipes when they have an interest in someone. If the match is woman to man, the first message can only be sent by the woman. The match will expire if the woman does not reach out within a period of 24 hours.