Coffee Meets Bagel Information, Statistics, Facts and History

Facts Summary for Coffee Meets Bagel

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Coffee Meets Bagel/SOMA Central
United States
Business Started:
April 17, 2012
Brands & Partnerships:
Coffee Meets Bagel
Main Service Areas:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, International
Service Available Via:
Website, iOS and Android
Number of Members since Launch:
7 Million [2019 #2]

Coffee Meets Bagel History Summary

Coffee Meets Bagel was founded in 2012 by sisters Arum Kang, Dawoon Kang, and Soo Kang. It was first released for iOS, then in 2015 released for Android, and finally the service was accessible from their website in 2018. Early in 2015 the Coffee Meets Bagel appeared on Shark Tank in which they turned down an offer by Mark Cuban of $30 million for the company (they were asking for $500,000 for 5%). This was by far the largest offer on Shark Tank and garnered them a lot of free publicity for their dating service.

Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) requires a Facebook account which it uses to retrieve a person's information and photos to setup a profile (called a Bagel). This app was considered one of the first dating apps which is female friendly. Originally a user was given one quality match per day (called a Daily Bagel). In 2016 to compete with Tinder Coffee Meets Bagel introduced a feature called Ladies Choice. Female users now can receive five matches per day from men who have liked their profile. Men of Coffee Meets Bagel can now view 21 potential matches per day. Matches are usually based on mutual Facebook friends you may share with other CMB members near you. You have 24 hours to like your match or it will disappear. If both members like each others profile you can then message them. The app differs from other dating apps by limiting the number of members you can view each day.

The basic features of Coffee Meets Bagel is free. Members can purchase credits (called Beans) or earn them by inviting friends to use the app. Beans are used to unlock enhanced features like revisiting missed matches with Rematch or revealing the identity of a match's mutual friends.

Late in 2018 Coffee Meets Bagel app and logo was redesigned and now has a cleaner, more modern aesthetic.

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