Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd: New Yorkers, You Inspire Us

Hello there,

When I founded Bumble in 2014, it was because I saw a problem I wanted to help solve. So many of the smart, wonderful women in my life were waiting around to be asked out, but societal norms didn’t encourage them to start up a conversation. I thought, what if I could flip that outdated dynamic on its head? What if women made the first move, and sent the first message?

My vision was to empower women to know their strength, and to remove the archaic pressures placed upon men to be the aggressors. The mission: end misogyny through empowered connections rooted in kindness, accountability, and equality.

New Yorkers were among the first to welcome this new way of connecting, and to really champion Bumble. You saw the value in a platform welcoming of all genders and sexualities. And when we evolved beyond a dating app, you quickly got on board, expanding your professional network using Bumble Bizz and forming new friendships in Bumble BFF mode.

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd at the company’s Austin, Tex. HQ

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd at the company’s Austin, Tex. HQ

We’re so grateful that you’ve grown with us. We admire your hustle and your heart. We applaud your relentless advocacy for yourselves, your communities, and the causes you believe in.

Now, we’re celebrating you, the more than 3 million Bumble users in the New York area. In these pages, you’ll meet some of the most inspiring people from the five boroughs. They’re entrepreneurs, game-changers, and ceiling-crashers. They’re designers, artists, and activists. Some are single parents. Others are immigrants and first-generation Americans. Many have overcome astonishing odds.

What they have in common is that they’re all inspiring, and you can find them on Bumble. They’re making the first move in all areas of their lives. Follow @FindThemOnBumble on Instagram to learn more about each and every one of these all-stars.

We’re throwing a party to celebrate these inspiring New Yorkers — and to meet as many of you ‘IRL’ as possible! Open the Bumble app in any mode and look for the #FindThemOnBumble card for a chance to attend.

With love,

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Founder and CEO, Bumble