SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hornet, the world's second largest gay social network, today announced Fabrice Le Parc has been named general manager for the company in France. In addition, Hornet has hired Tim Greene and Darien Chan as general managers for the company's New York and Taipei operations, respectively. Each general manager will be responsible for expanding Hornet's rapidly growing business in their respective markets.
"We're excited to have Fabrice, Tim and Darien joining the team to help make Hornet the global leader in gay social networking," said Hornet President Sean Howell. "With our rapid expansion and the additions of Vespa and Unicorn Booty, Hornet is redefining what a gay social networking app looks like. We are creating an environment to make meaningful connections and are truly embracing a global gay community."
Le Parc, Greene and Chan will lead business development and customer acquisition strategies for Hornet, which has shown strong growth momentum over the past year. The company, which is now the number one gay social network in France, Russia and Brazil, recently announced an $8 million round of institutional funding. Additionally, the acquisition of gay world city guide Vespa and Unicorn Booty have shown Hornet's commitment to becoming the leading digital home for the gay community.
"I am thrilled to join Hornet, the number one gay dating app in France, and its team of international talents," said Le Parc. "The French team will strive to rapidly grow the usage of the app and engage our community into a new age of social networking. Our goal is to make Hornet the go-to destination for all gays in France and create the first inclusive network in our country for the community."
Since graduating from HEC Paris, Le Parc has worked as a web entrepreneur having co-founded and sold various companies. He served as the managing director for be2 before founding Smartdate, a matchmaking website that quickly became a leading global dating app. Greene and Chan are seasoned executives who have helped build businesses for numerous online properties through their combined experience in financial, marketing and technology services.
Hornet's free social network app is available on iOS, Android, and the web. It recently introduced its version 3.0 which features an activity feed and the discover platform, which will take gay apps to the next level.
About Hornet Networks
Hornet is the world's second largest gay social network. Founded in 2011 with the mission to provide the best quality product, it has grown to 15 million total and 3 million monthly active users. Hornet is number one in the key markets of France, Russia, Brazil, Turkey and Taiwan, and is consistently expanding its sizable user base in the United States. For more information, please visit: http://love.hornetapp.com.
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