Online dating is already a bit of a minefield. Throw a global pandemic into the equation, dating in 2021 isn’t easy. But there’s no doubt that dating apps have thrived in the past couple of years, as result. This trend isn’t likely to slow down just because COVID is coming to an end. Recognising this, […]
Weekly brief: The online dating apps shaking traditions.
Online dating is already a bit of a
minefield. Throw a global pandemic into the equation, dating in 2021 isn’t
easy. But there’s no doubt that dating apps have thrived in the past couple of
years, as result.
This trend isn’t likely to slow down
just because COVID is coming to an end. Recognising this, we look at the
newcomers entering the dating scene.
Thursday, the dating app backed by Monzo
founder Tom Blomfield, is a unique concept whereby you match, flirt and chat
during the day on a Thursday before locking in a date evening. Raising an
impressive £2.5m in funding, they’re on track to overtake the big players dominating
the dating scene.
Using real time geolocation technology,
Happn will match you with people who are
also on the app in close proximity on a daily basis. With a 100M worldwide
users and a total of £16M raised in funding, their personal take on dating sets
them apart from their competitors.
So Syncd, the dating app that matches compatible
personality types, has raised a seed round of almost £1m to grow its user base.
Founded by 2 sisters in Cornwall, they’ve used a unique algorithm, based on the
personality test to bring people together.
The online dating market value is
expected to reach £74
million this year so whether we like it or not, these platforms are here to
stay, pandemic or no pandemic.
2,500 startups and with £345million collectively raised in funding, Scotland is steadily making moves within the UK startup space. Scotland is just getting started with consistent growth being delivered every year. So who is worth keeping an eye on? With Scotland being the base for some of the UKs most successful “unicorn”companies, Sky Scanner and […]
With Scotland being
the base for some of the UKs most successful “unicorn”companies, Sky Scanner and Brewdog to name a few,
it’s no surprise that a generation of fast growing tech businesses are
Technologies in Edinburgh are on a mission to make the
agriculture and animal health sectors more sustainable. A unique joint venture
between the University of Edinburgh and two investment and business development
partners with global networks aids the company’s success.
3 ‘futurecorns’ are responsible for the employment of 500 people alone.
a SaaS platform based in Edinburgh,who have recently announced plans to create
12 tech jobs to fuel its global expansion all in effort to support the city’s
mission to be a centre for tech excellence, provides businesses with brand
insights and offers advice on how to increase their revenue and traffic.
Impressive clients include a recent partnership with Pepsico
to power their eCommerce growth in Europe.
start-ups raised £1.3
billion in the whole of 2010. They raised the
same amount in the first three weeks of 2021.With continued policy innovation,
research investment, and the right talent, the UK is on track to become the
heart of the European tech ecosystem.
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