Whitney Wolfe, a successful technology entrepreneur, is the founder of Bumble, a dating app that is quickly rising to prominence. After bringing hundreds of couples together, September 2nd was Whitney’s turn to tie the knot. Whitney married her boyfriend, a Texas oil heir, Michael Herd, in a lavish wedding at the Villa Treville in Italy. The two met on Valentine ’s Day of 2014 in Aspen. Villa Treville is located along the Amalfi Coast where there are fascinating backdrops. The facility has several villas with terraces, manicured gardens, pergolas and expanses of citrus fruit trees. On her special day, Wolfe wore a gorgeous wedding gown by Oscar de la Renta. During the ceremony, the newly married couple with family and friends took a view of the amazing Salerno Gulf before enjoying the reception at the same venue. The love birds reportedly started their honeymoon immediately. The couple would tour Italy and France.
About Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe is the CEO of Bumble, a renowned dating app. In April 2016, Bumble ranked as the fourth most popular dating app. The dominance of the app is a reflection of Whitney Wolfe’s prominence and professionalism in tech entrepreneurship. In 2014, she was named as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech. In addition, the 27-year-old appeared on Elle’s list of Women in Tech in 2016 and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2017. Wolfe pursued International Studies at Southern Methodist University. At 19, she started selling bamboo tote bags. Demand for the bags was high in areas affected by the BP oil spill. Later, she partnered with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a revered celebrity stylist, to co-found Help Us Project, a non-profit organization. Notably, the bags became popular after Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe, renowned celebrities, were photographed with them. After graduating, the transformative leader traveled to Southeast Asia. Here, she worked with orphanages.
In 2014, Wolfe met Andrew Andreev, the founder of Badoo who initiated the talk to create a dating app for women. This partnership gave birth to Bumble, a dating app that gives women control. Bumble, which now has 18 million members, allows women to make the first dating move. According to Whitney, this strategy eliminates bullying and abuse towards women on dating sites. However, only women can initiate a conversation after the match. Bumble has also launched Bumble BFF for women looking to find platonic friends. This will specifically help women who move to new regions for jobs. The company will roll out BumbleBizz app to enable women to make business connections on their phones.