Disrupt NY 2016
Or can we even want one?
At Disrupt New York in Might, we’ll attempt to resolve that query.
In a panel on the brand new frontier of digital courting, we’ll be bringing collectively a few of the freshest minds within the area to debate how area of interest courting providers might be the subsequent massive factor we swipe proper on.
Bumble CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe, Her founder and CEO Robyn Exton, and Espresso Meets Bagel cofounder and COO Dawoon Kang shall be becoming a member of us on stage on the massive present. They’ll talk about how fragmented the area is, what options work for each their companies and their customers, and the way customers can develop significant relationships on their platforms. (If they even need to.)
Every of those apps brings one thing totally different to the courting plate. Bumble lets women make the primary transfer, Her serves the queer feminine group, and Espresso Meets Bagel provides you one match solely every day. Right here’s a bit extra about every panelist:
Whitney Wolfe, CEO and cofounder of Bumble
After graduating from SMU in Dallas, Whitney spent 6 months in Asia working inNorthern Thailand and Cambodia. Upon her return, she joined the Cardify group for advertising and gross sales, which was a part of the IAC incubator Hatch Labs. After Cardify failed to select up, Whitney lobbied the group to run with one other aspect venture that they had created, which was referred to as Matchbox. That app is now a family identify, Tinder. She Co-Based Tinder and was the VP of selling for 2 years. After her departure, she noticed a lacking hyperlink in on-line duty. She had hopes to create a platform for kindness. Whitney reunited with a enterprise acquaintance, Andrey Andreev. Andreev is a world-famend businessman most well-known for his platform, Badoo, which has over 230 million customers and generates tons of of tens of millions of dollars a yr. Collectively they shaped Bumble.
Robyn Exton, CEO and cofounder of Her
Robyn Exton graduated from the College of Bristol with a Bachelors of Science diploma. She went on to be a pacesetter on the Geek Woman Meetup within the UK, after which turned an Account Supervisor at Tag, a world design and manufacturing company. Robyn continued her profession in design and manufacturing at model consultancy agency Calling Manufacturers, the place she went from account supervisor to biz dev. In 2011, she based Her (previously Dattch) as one of many first LGBTQ courting apps for women.
Dawoon Kang, COO and cofounder of Espresso Meets Bagel
Dawoon’s work spans from technique & enterprise improvement to advertising, analysis and investing/finance. She began her profession at Avon Merchandise as Analyst for U.S. Technique & Enterprise Improvement in New York. After receiving her MBA from the Stanford Graduate Faculty of Enterprise in 2009, she went on to J. P. Morgan’s International Particular Alternatives Group in Hong Kong. She labored as Vice President of North Asia Funding group, which coated all investments in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, from distressed debt to progress fairness alternatives.
In 2012, Dawoon co-based Espresso Meets Bagel alongside together with her sisters Arum and Soo. As COO & Head of Advertising, Dawoon oversees the corporate’s general imaginative and prescient, technique, branding, and advertising. She has given quite a few talks about courting, tech, and entrepreneurship to teams similar to Ladies 2.zero, The Commonwealth Membership, together with a current TEDx speak with Arum in San Francisco on the theme The Lovely Fact About On-line Courting.
The courting area is altering quickly and these panelists shall be integral in mapping out that journey.
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