Founded in 2012 by sisters Arum W04, Dawoon C04, and Soo Kang, Coffee Meets Bagel is the dating app for those who’ve been burned by endlessly swiping on other services. It aims to achieve better connections through in-depth profiles and personalized icebreakers, and its smart algorithm curates a limited number of quality matches.
That translates to less shallow browsing and more meaningful conversations. Rather than connect based on photos alone, Coffee Meets Bagel’s users are encouraged to talk about what they’ve read about each other. The company has established thousands of lasting relationships, and investors have wanted to see what all the buzz is about—the Kangs have raised more than $23 million in funding to date.
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