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Whitney Wolfe Herd    

Founder of Bumble & CEO of MagicLab

Whitney Wolfe Herd is an American entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Bumble, and a co-founder of the dating app Tinder. Wolfe Herd was named one of Business Insider's 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech in 2014, one of Elle's Women in Tech in 2016, and one of 2017's Forbes 30 Under 30. In April 2018 she was named on the TIME 100 List.

Bumble was launched in 2014 and as of November 2017, the app had amassed over 22 million registered users. As of September 2019, Tinder and Bumble were the first and second most popular dating apps in the U.S., with monthly user bases of 7.9 million and 5 million, respectively. Following the success of Bumble, Wolfe Herd also launched into new verticals with BumbleBIZZ, and BumbleBFF for finding friends. According to TIME, the company is valued at more than $1 billion.

Wolfe Herd now sits at the helm of a dating empire with more than 500 million global users across its four apps: Bumble, Badoo, Chappy and Lumen. Wolfe Herd, impressed by the team's unique approach, led a seed round investment in UK-based gay dating app Chappy, co-founded by Jack Rogers, Max Cheremkin and Ollie Locke.

Married to Michael Herd, the couple announced their first pregnancy on Instagram, a son due in November 2019. Upon returning from maternity leave, after former owner Andrey Andreev was accused of racism and sexism, Wolfe Herd kicks off her new chapter as group CEO of MagicLab.

On top of growing Bumble and shifting cultural norms, Wolfe Herd is set on continuing to change laws. She and Bumble successfully advocated for a new Texas law outlawing digital sexual harassment. The company is now working with Senator Ling Ling Chang to get a similar law passed in California. Wolfe Herd said the hope is to get a federal law passed, something the company is "fiercely committed to." She has told Inc. that she wants Bumble to serve as proof that companies can drive "massive profit" while still being forward-thinking when it comes to user safety and privacy.

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