Whitney Wolfe started her company, Bumble, in 2014 with very humble beginnings. In the three years of her company’s existence, she has learned to appreciate each milestone with pride.
Her then small company has grown to expand its operations from the initial focus of dating to offering career connection services. Bumble has also increased its clients and is looking to further expand with the BumbleBizz launch on the way.
In March this year, Whitney Wolfe together with other mentors participated in the Austin’s SXSW Interactive Festival held at Women@Forbes and Bumble Mentoring Salon. The Forbes under 30 gave her insight on the importance of maintaining company culture to entrepreneurs on the rise. According to her, the team that stuck with her as she was starting out has played a vital part in maintaining the firm’s culture. Considering a new company has so little to offer to its employees, those who start out with the founders only buy into the company’s vision.
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In response to the topic on culture brought up by Deepti kapur, Whitney Wolfe noted that getting people who believe in your dream and culture can prove daunting. It is, however, vital not to overlook this important aspect. She further shared her tested secret of valuing staff that joined from the beginning so that they can pass the culture mantle to the joining team. Any aspiring entrepreneur should hold company’s values, team, and brand in high regard. This was stamped further by fellow participant Perkins who noted that her company strives to maintain its values through awards.
About Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe has been business minded since her university days at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she completed a program in International Relations. While she was an undergraduate, She founded two companies: Help Us Project and Tender Heart.
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Upon completing school, she worked for some orphanages and reputable companies, such as Cardify and Tinder. She eventually founded Bumble in collaboration with Andrey Andreev.
Learn more about Whitney Wolfe: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/08/bumble-app-whitney-wolfe