Bumble Bizz is a new app that aims to revolutionize the social networking. Whitney Wolfe is the founder and the CEO of Bumble. The app works differently from other social and dating platforms. Bumble Bizz aims to put opportunity first instead of job hunting.
A relationship is an essential aspect of our lives. Whether it is dating, making new friends, finding new jobs to connecting with new mentors, you need a platform that will match you with people you share similar goals. Bumble started as a dating site, but Wolfe outlines that vision for Bumble was on creating a professional network.
Before founding Bumble, Whitney Wolfe was a co-founder of another dating platform, Tinder. She left Tinder in 2014 to develop the app. Bumble envisions to eliminate inequalities, which women go through during professional networking. The app aims to let women make the first move in and start a conversation with the match on the app. Bumble Bizz intends to fight sexism in offices. Wolfe outlines that Bumble Bizz will disrupt networking sphere. She adds that women get approached in a professional capacity in platforms such as LinkedIn yet the person has different intentions.
Bumble’s mission is to change the masculine nature of networking. In the app, women will be in control and will open conversations with suitable matches. With Bumble Bizz, women can connect with anyone in a professional capacity, or to network and mentor. The app goes beyond looking for romantic relationships.
Impact on LinkedIn
Whitney Wolfe outlines that Bumble Bizz does not necessarily aim to replace LinkedIn or provide competition. She believes LinkedIn is an excellent product. However, Bumble Bizz offers a different sought of networking. The app provides users with access to right connections, near them, and relevant. It also develops real-life friendships. On the other hand, LinkedIn connects people mainly focusing on assisting on obtain a job. In addition, LinkedIn is for job hunting.
Bumble Bizz is also different from LinkedIn since it allows locational technology usage. In Bumble, app users can look for professional connections in a specified location. Users can get advice and professional support from the contacts. The app encourages people to meet and discuss issues in person instead exchanging messages.
Wolfe was born in Salt Lake City in Utah. She graduated from the Southern Methodist University with a degree in International Studies. Whitney Wolfe is married to Micheal Hard who is in the oil & gas and restaurant business. The couple met in 2013 during a vacation in Aspen during the Christmas holiday.