Pressured for being a woman and inspired by her clients, this private banker quit to solve a problem she and many others faced when looking for roommates.
Starting a business means servicing needs that aren’t being met, so Real Business found out why one entrepreneur quit his job to enter such a crowded market – online dating.
Two years ago, infidelity site Ashley Madison was at the centre of a hacking scandal that leaked details of over 30m users. However, the company has now exclusively told Real Business about how the attack made it stronger and, ironically, more mature.
Through her growing female-centric dating service Bumble, Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe has backed gay dating app Chappy, which has been created by Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke.
Getting the business-customer relationship right from the offset is difficult. You don’t know much about the person or the way they like to interact but you’ll go above and beyond to make it a success and win that customer loyalty.
At the beginning of the year, dating app Tinder unveiled a new feature which enabled users to reveal their jobs – something it said had resulted in more matches to prospective partners. Six months later, it's used the feature to find out which jobs are right-swiped most often.
3nder – the app for people looking for threesomes – has come under legal fire from Tinder, which claims the names of the services will confuse consumers, but the former’s founder has hit back and refuses to be dominated by the online dating giant.
Tinder has revealed the top 15 jobs people are most likely to swipe right for on the dating app, and Real Business readers will be pleased to know the post of founder/entrepreneur was in second place.
The final episode of The Apprentice 2015 aired on 20 December and two of the dating experts appointed by Alan Sugar, Venntro Media CEO Ross Williams and eHarmony UK country manager Romain Bertrand, have detailed why he made the right choice to avoid investing in Vana Koutsomitis' DatePlay.
Seemingly Tinder has a crush on LinkedIn. The controversial dating app appears to have taken inspiration from the professional network and cleaned up its act with an update that invites users to include job and education details on their profiles.
Ross Williams, founder and CEO of online dating company Venntro Media Group, explains what’s next for online dating businesses as the sector reaches maturity as Tinder parent Match Group plans an IPO.
Happn, the dating app that connects you to passers-by, has secured a $14m (£9.2m) Series B under a year after it raised $8m (£5.1m). With a growing army of users that's set to top ten million by 2016, we spoke with CEO and founder Didier Rappaport about challenging prolific rival Tinder and plans to continue the rapid growth.