Overview

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Status
Acquired by on November 11, 2011
Total Equity Funding
$17.4M in 3 Rounds from 4 Investors
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
WooMe is an online dating app that connects people who have common ground.
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Categories:
Internet, Dating
Website:
http://www.woome.com
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Company Details

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WooMe brings the speed dating craze online and extends it to let users meet new people live in fast, fun and free speed sessions. There are no long forms or lengthy profile descriptions, simply find a session that interests you and meet 5 people in 5 minutes. Or, create your own sessions based on your interests, such as "TechCrunch Readers in San Fran." Invite friends or strangers to play with you and immediately decide if you are woo'd by someone. WooMe's in-browser video and voice capability delivers a live interactive experience where users play for fun, to hook up, or just meet new people around shared interests. There are no tedious profiles and no software to download. The company site has, however, been called out by TechCrunch writer Robin Wauters over alleged dubious practices.

Backed by Niklas Zennstrom's (Skype Founder) Atomico Investments, the original investors in Skype (Mangrove Capital), and Klaus Hommels (Europe's Investor of the Year, 2006), WooMe is catapulting the $1 billion+ speed dating market into the online world. With WooMe, meeting people online is transformed into a live interactive experience that makes sifting through contrived profiles a thing of the past.

Founded in 2006, WooMe's management team has experience in bringing innovative web applications to market for companies including: AltaVista, CMGI, BT, Accenture, Qwest, Shopzilla, Trilogy. Stephen Stokols, Co-Founder/CEO, successfully sold an internet start-up and went on to become BT's youngest VP, growing their eCommerce revenues over 300% to over $1bn in his first 12 months. George Berkowski, Co-Founder/Product Director, brings extensive technical and marketing experience in the online space and in outer space (he played a role in sending the first tourist to the Space Station).

Funding Rounds (3) - $17.4M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jun, 2008$12.5M / Series B3
Feb, 2008$3M / Series A3
Apr, 2007$1.9M / Angel$6.7M1

Current Team (4)

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Competitors (4)

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  • Camlink is an online dating site designed to link singles together through live speed dating sessions.
  • Crazy Blind Data is an online dating service for individuals in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Austin.
  • Randomate is a social network with a focus on speed dating and speed friendships. Their speed dating rooms try to work like traditional
  • SpeedDate.com is an online webcam-enhanced dating site for finding online dates via a webcam, microphone, and instant messaging.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    3832 Hemingway

    San Francisco, CA 92606

    USA

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Images (1)

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