Whitney Wolfe Herd is an American entrepreneur. She is founder and CEO of Bumble, and a co-founder of the dating app Tinder.
Andrey Andreev, the founder of Badoo, contacted Herd about creating a dating platform and partnered with her on a new company in 2014, launching Bumble that year. Bumble is launching into new verticals such as BumbleBizz, and launched BumbleBFF for finding friends. According to Forbes, the company is valued at more than $1 billion.
Wolfe Herd was named one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech in 2014. In 2016, she was named as one of Elle’s Women in Tech. Wolfe Herd was named as one of 2017’s and 2018’s Forbes 30 Under 30. Wolfe Herd was also named one of Inc’s 15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For in 2017. She was featured on the covers of Forbes, Fast Company, and Wired UK. In April 2018, she was named in the TIME 100 List.