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Whitney Wolfe Herd        

Co-Founder & Chair at Bumble, Inc.

Whitney Wolfe Herd is a prominent figure in the tech industry, recognized as the co-founder of Bumble Inc., a leading operator of online dating platforms including Bumble and Badoo. Born on July 1, 1989, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wolfe Herd's entrepreneurial journey has been marked by innovation and empowerment.

In 2014, Wolfe Herd, along with Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev, launched Bumble, a revolutionary dating app where women take the lead in initiating conversations—a departure from traditional gender dynamics in online dating. This groundbreaking approach quickly gained traction, propelling Bumble to the forefront of the industry.

Prior to her venture with Bumble, Wolfe Herd had gained valuable experience in the tech world, having co-founded Tinder, another popular dating app. However, her departure from Tinder amidst a legal dispute provided the impetus for her to embark on her own entrepreneurial path with Bumble.

Under Wolfe Herd's leadership, Bumble Inc. expanded its reach and influence globally. The company's acquisition of Badoo, founded by Andrey Andreev in 2004, further solidified its position in the online dating market. Operating in 150 countries, with a combined user base of millions, Bumble Inc. has transformed the way people connect and interact in the digital age.

Wolfe Herd's success with Bumble was underscored by the company's initial public offering in February 2021, which catapulted her into the ranks of the world's youngest self-made female billionaires. Her entrepreneurial achievements and commitment to empowering women have earned her widespread recognition and acclaim.

In January 2024, Wolfe Herd transitioned from her role as CEO to Chair of Bumble Inc., a testament to her continued influence and strategic vision within the company. Despite this shift in responsibilities, her dedication to driving innovation and fostering positive social change remains unwavering.

With her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to reshaping the landscape of online dating, Wolfe Herd continues to inspire and empower individuals around the world, leaving an indelible mark on the tech industry and beyond.


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