Online dating is the natural evolution of courtship in an era where social interaction is more likely to take place over a keyboard, than a cup of coffee.
The founders launched the app at Howard University in April, and received over 17,000 downloads in its first month, outperforming an early Tinder.
Members are also limited to viewing 30 photos every eight hours, and an algorithm tracks user behavior in order to predict compatibility.“There’s been over 10,000 matches on the app, tens of thousands of users, and tens of thousands of downloads,” says Brian, who quit his position at Nielsen to work on BAE full-time.
Justin, a graduate of Harvard, deferred his second year of Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School to invest time in the start-up. The trio of Black male founders, a rarity in tech, say they are halfway through their seed round of funding, ,000 of which came from placing first in Dartmouth’s pitch competition.
When I finally came out in college, I was at a predominantly white school.
Many queer folks were closeted, and of the few who were out, most of them were white.