Elitist Dating App Receives $2.1M Investment For Curated Singles
In efforts to bypass the “peasants,” and head straight for the potential kings of the world, Amanda Bradford has created a new app a la Tinder named, The League. The purpose of The League is to only have a “curated” selective group of singles to mingle with one another.
For singles to join, they must go through an application process and wait from approval from the administration. Instead of using social media sites like Facebook or Twitter to pull information about their selected singles, The League heads straight to LinkedIn. Its community is made up of lawyers, doctors and tech executives.
In an interview with Business Insider, Bradford revealed:
“The best universities curate students. Employers curate their employees. Work and school are the top places where 20-somethings meet each other. So it makes sense for a dating community [as well.]”
Although the app is in beta form and has 4,500 San Francisco-based users, reports Time, it has received $2.1 million from investors. Bradford told Tech Crunch, “I was just going to raise a small seed round, but we had a bunch of interest and we went from $500,000 to $2.1 million almost overnight.”
Business Insider notes the singles who are accepted into The League do not have to be Ivy League graduates or work at prominent corporations but must have done something phenomenal in their millennial age group.
To download The League, you must have an iPhone. What do you think of this service?