After facing unfortunate tribulations, the Bumble founder has moved on and changed the landscape of online dating.
No, she doesn’t actually live here anymore, but Whitney Wolfe Herd shook up the culture of Silicon Valley so much that she still makes the list of Most Influential People this year. The co-founder and former vice president of marketing at Tinder raised a lawsuit against the parent company for sexual harassment, which was settled for $1 million. Wolfe Herd founded her own app, Bumble, as the only connection platform where women reach out to men as the first move. The Austin-based exec also heads the Badoo app and has expanded Bumble’s presence to 150 countries, where new features are making it easier to date during the pandemic.
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