Whitney Wolfe is a woman who has faced numerous challenges throughout her career to achieve the position that she is in today. As the founder of Bumble, one of the top five dating apps in the market at the age of 28, she is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world today and has also made it to the 30 under 30 lists of Forbes. Whitney Wolfe has even been the part of the team that co-founded Tinder, but she left the company after having issues with other co-founders. Whitney Wolfe, after going Tinder in 2014, decided to build a dating app that would be focused more on women, and it is how the idea of Bumble was formulated.
However, with time Bumble has evolved and it is all due to the creative brains of Whitney Wolfe. She has extended the social dating platform of Bumble to become a professional networking platform as well by recently launching Bumble Bizz. It is similar in concept to Linkedin but more casual in its approach. While Linkedin has been around for many years, Bumble Bizz is a new entry to the world of professional networking platform and aims to make professional networking more fluid and friendly. The concept of networking in Bumble Bizz would be same as the dating platform of Bumble where only female members are allowed to make contact first, but in all other aspects, it can be compared to Linkedin.
As per the industry experts, the introduction of Bumble Bizz can be a game changer as many people have liked how the Bumble Bizz is designed and works. The Bumble Bizz is more open to its members, and there is no air of formality in it. The people can connect to other people in the same industry as per their wish, and they can even find mentors with ease. As the member base of Bumble is increasing with the passing time, it is just a matter of time that Bumble Bizz stands at par with Linkedin as a large professional networking platform. The feminist part of Bumble that only the females are allowed to contact first is kept with Bumble Bizz as well, and it would help in empowering women professionals to connect with other severe professionals without being worried about bombarded with unsolicited messages, which is a standard part of any social networking platform these days, unfortunately.
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