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WooMe
Location: San Francisco, California, United States, 94608, United States
Founded in: 2006
Stage: Closed
Number of employees: 16-30
Funding history:
- Date: 06/2008, Series B: $10 M (post valuation: $41000000).
Investors: ndex Ventures, Atomico, and Mangrove Capital Partners
- Date: 02/2008, Series B: $3 M
Investors: Bridge round - Mangrove Capital Partners
- Date: 04/2007, Series A: $1.9 M
Short URL: vator.co/woome

WooMe

Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://www.woome.com
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Company description

WooMe is an online speed dating platorm that leverages cutting edge in-browser voip and video technology to enable users to meet new people in a fast, fun and free fashion. Meet five people in five minutes in live topical speed sessions such as "Vator.tv lovers in Los Angeles."

WooMe brings the speed dating craze online and extends it to let users meet new people live in fast, fun and free speed sessions. There are no long forms or lengthy profile descriptions, simply find a session that interests you and meet 5 people in 5 minutes. Or, create your own sessions based on your interests, such as "TechCrunch Readers in San Fran". Invite friends or strangers to play with you and immediately decide if you are woo'd by someone. WooMe's in-browser video and voice capability delivers a live interactive experience where users play for fun, to hook up, or just meet new people around shared interests. There are no tedious profiles, no software to download, and best of all it's free.

Backed by Niklas Zennström's (Skype Founder) Atomico Investments, the original investors in Skype (Mangrove Capital), and Klaus Hommels (Europe's Investor of the Year, 2006), WooMe is catapulting the $1 billion+ speed dating market into the online world. With WooMe, meeting people online is transformed into a live interactive experience that makes sifting through contrived profiles a thing of the past.

Founded in 2006, WooMe's management team has experience in bringing innovative web applications to market for companies including: AltaVista, CMGI, BT, Accenture, Qwest, Shopzilla, Trilogy. Stephen Stokols, Co-Founder/CEO, successfully sold an internet start-up and went on to become BT's youngest VP, growing their eCommerce revenues over 300% to over $1bn in his first 12 months. George Berkowski, Co-Founder/Product Director, brings extensive technical and marketing experience in the online space and in outer space (he played a role in sending the first tourist to the Space Station).

 

 


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Business model

Success based  - free to play, pay $1 for contact info if there is a mutual match in a session.

Competitive advantage

Innovative model, propriatary in-browser technology.