The French start up, which is now serving singles in 25 cities around the world, has just announced it has raised another €12.5 million in funding, on top of the €8 million it raised in February, meaning over €20 million in less than a year.That counts as a record for a French start up and founder Didier Rappaport says the money will help them conquer new markets.
He wanted to work endless hours, have a wife without children, hang with 30-year olds.
In six weeks I went from that lady at dinner parties with an adoring husband whispering, “You are the most beautiful woman in the room” to single mom-dom.
They could then scroll through their virtual timeline back to the point they crossed paths and then get the relationship moving by “liking” the other person’s profiles.
Those who pay the premium package and have a real crush on the person can even send charms.
While the users of Happn are pretty similar across the 25 cities where the service is up and running, Cosnard says there are some cultural differences that they have noticed.