Tinder Acquires Humin
Mar 29, 2016, 12:30 ET
LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tinder, the world's most popular app for meeting new people, today announced its acquisition of Humin - the contextual relationship and contact management platform.
Under the terms of the agreement, Tinder acquires Humin's technology and IP. In addition, Humin leadership and many members of the team will work for Tinder on an ongoing basis. Humin co-founders Ankur Jain and David Wyler will join Tinder's team as VP of Product and VP of Partnerships, respectively, leading an exciting new product initiative, which leverages the IP and experience gained at Humin.
Humin's products include Humin Contacts, the app that allows you to hold your contacts in one convenient app, and Knock Knock, an easy way to connect, chat and swap contact information with people around you.
"It's clear that the team deeply believes in our vision and future plans," said Sean Rad, Founder and CEO of Tinder. "We're excited to leverage their experience and IP to accelerate our product roadmap along with some other exciting projects we have in the works."
"After meeting Sean in Dublin, it became abundantly clear that we were both fighting for the same thing," said Ankur Jain, co-founder at Humin. "We wanted to use technology to get people off their phones and building relationships in the real world. By joining Tinder, we are able to solve these problems at an unprecedented scale."
The strategic acquisition comes as Tinder expands its leadership team to better position the company as it continues its rapid growth.
Launched in 2012, Tinder is the world's leading social app for meeting new people. With its global reach, people in all 196 countries around the world are swiping right to connect with others, making it a top 10 lifestyle app in more than 110 countries. In 2015, the company introduced Tinder Plus, giving users access to premium features, Rewind and Passport. Each day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder with more than 10 billion matches made to date.
Founded in 2012, San Francisco based Humin's mission is to make technology feel more human. Designed to think about people the way you naturally do, Humin remembers and stores relationships by context--such as when, where or how you met someone--so users can search for them accordingly. Instead of storing contacts in an alphabetical list, Humin uses contextual clues like current location, time of day, and schedule to anticipate the relevant people within users' contacts at any given moment. Humin learns from you--so the more you use the app, the more intuitive it gets.
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