Its Wall Street success made year-old boss Whitney Wolfe Herd a rare self-made female billionaire. Bumble, which also owns Badoo, is one of less than two dozen US firms to list publicly while led by a female founder. She has said she was inspired to create a platform where women "make the first move" by her frustration with archaic gender norms controlling dating. Unlike most dating apps, only female users can make the first contact with matched male users, while in same-sex matches either person can send a message first. Ms Wolfe Herd, the youngest woman to take a company public in the US, also co-founded dating app Tinder, but left the firm alleging sexual harassment. The two apps combined have 40 million active users, including more than 2.
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A convicted killer who murdered a teacher he met on the dating app Plenty of Fish was found dead in his prison cell this week from an apparent suicide. Prison officials say the man convicted of killing teacher Katie Locke back in after meeting her on a dating app slashed his throat and was found by guards on the cell floor, covered in blood. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed. Sources claimed the death of the convicted dating app killer is not considered suspicious or foul play. Get the latest news and important stories.
The founder of a controversial "sugar daddy" dating app in Malaysia has been arrested under anti-prostitution laws, police said on Thursday. Police did not name the suspect but media and the website of Sugarbook say the founder is year-old Darren Chan. Sugarbook promises to link younger women with older men who are expected to provide financial support. Last week the app boasted that thousands of students, which it called "sugarbabies", had joined. The app's founder was arrested in Kuala Lumpur.