Whitney Wolfe And Bumble Face Legal Challenges From Tinder

Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, has been attempting to purchase Bumble from Whitney Wolfe.

Bumble is unique among the overpopulated world of dating apps; Bumble is designed to allow women to make the first move. The app is gaining popularity on a daily basis, so it is no wonder why Tinder has been pursuing the purchase of Bumble. Whitney Wolfe has refused to sell on multiple occasions, and now Tinder is utilizing another tactic.

Tinder has filed a lawsuit against Bumble for violating two patents. Tinder claims that by using the swipe feature to choose who you like and who you don’t is a violation of Tinder’s patent. Tinder is accusing Bumble of stealing trade secrets.

Whitney Wolfe and Bumble are calling Match Group corporate bullies. Bumble claims that because they refused to sell to Tinder, Tinder is now using other tactics to force them out of business.

Whitney Wolfe was one of the co-founders of Tinder, so it is quite possible that she knew how the back-end system of Tinder works. Match Group is not accusing Wolfe of stealing code or other important assets from Tinder. They are simply saying that by using a swipe feature, Bumble is stealing their ideas. A preposterous notion when you consider that nearly every app in existence requires you to swipe in the process of using the app.

About Whitney Wolfe

Whitney Wolfe is an entrepreneur from America in the tech industry. She was the co-founder of Tinder and is now the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble. She gained her education at Southern Methodist University; her education enabled her to have the knowledge necessary to be successful in the tech world.

Wolfe has been honored with several awards. In 2014, Wolfe was listed on Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech. She was also named on a similar list hosted by Forbes in both 2017 and 2018. She has been featured on the cover of prestigious magazines such as Forbes and Wired UK.

She recently held a panel at SXSW that discussed women’s roles in the business world. She assisted in motivating and explaining the importance of women in business.

She is married to Michael Herd.