Whitney Wolfe Herd

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Whitney Wolfe Herd is the Founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., the parent company that operates BadooFruitz, and Bumble, three of the world’s fastest growing dating apps worldwide.

In 2014, Wolfe Herd launched Bumble to challenge the antiquated rules of dating and create a space where people could find healthy and equitable relationships. Bumble is the only dating app where women make the first move. The company launched Bumble BFF in 2016 for friendship finding and launched Bumble Bizz for professional networking in 2017. In January 2020, Wolfe Herd welcomed Blackstone as Bumble’s new majority owner with a shared vision of growth for Badoo and Bumble. In 2021, Wolfe Herd led Bumble’s IPO as the youngest woman CEO to ever take a company public.

Wolfe Herd has previously been named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Forbes “30 Under 30” list, the Bloomberg 50 and InStyle’s 50 Women Who Are Changing the World. She has been featured on the cover of Fast Company, Forbes, and WIRED magazines, and in 2021, Bumble was named as one of Apple’s Apps of the Year. Currently, Wolfe Herd serves on the Board of Directors of Imagine Entertainment as well as the Executive Board at her alma mater Southern Methodist University’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.