Whitney Herd is a popular American entrepreneur. She is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bumble. She was born in 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She joined Southern Methodist University for her college education. She did a major in International Studies. As a student, she began selling bamboo tote bags as a business to earn her some extra coins.
Later, Whitney Herd collaborated with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist and they formed an organization named Hel Us Project. It was a non-profit organization whose main goal was to help society. When Herd graduated, she went to South East Asia where she continued with her helping acts in orphanages.
In December 2014, she launched a dating app that favored women by making them superior unlike in other dating platforms. It gives the woman the chance to initiate conversation. She realized that women were denied chances of contacting men in dating apps and she felt it would be an amazing idea to change that. This was an amazing beginning for Whitney Herd.
A year later, the app had more than 15 million special conversations and over 80 million matches. Whitney could not have asked for more and seeing the success of her app was overwhelming to her.
Bumble gained popularity and it was competing with the best dating apps. It ranked fourth as at April 2016. This was a great achievement for Whitney Herd. In 2014, she was named among the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech by the Business Insider. She was also recognized among Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016. In 2017 and 2018, she was in Forbes 30 under 30. All these recognitions were due to the outcome of her hard work in app.
Moreover, Bumble has introduced a new feature, Bumble Bizz, where the users can promote their careers. On introducing Bizz, Bumble had a mission in networking and mentoring, not searching for employment or employees.
Whitney Herd is a wife, married to an oil heir Michael. Their wedding was held in September in Villa Tre Ville, Italy. Although both of them are into making their careers keep booming, they always have time together and most importantly support each other. Bumble has taken Whitney Herd to a level she never imagined before. She has received awards and her fame has become worldwide. Whitney Herd to make more use of Bumble as time goes by.
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