Bumble made it easy to swipe for dates. With BumbleBFF, it also made it easy to swipe for friends. Now, with the launch of BumbleBizz this past summer, the app hopes to work its magic on the job market.
Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe told the Observer that BumbleBizz will be “the hyper-local version of LinkedIn, but with really clear connections versus missed opportunities.”
The format is familiar to anyone who has used Bumble or BumbleBFF (or really any other swipe-based dating app). Users can create a separate BumbleBizz profile and indicate preferences like location and industries of interest. The same swiping mechanism is used to make matches, except in this case, those matches are potential connections and mentors for on-demand networking. And, as is famously the case for the dating app, female users have to make the first move.