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Cofounded in 2013 by tech-savvy brothers Brian, 28, and Justin Gerrard, 30 and friend Jordan Kunzika, 22, a first-generation, Angolan-American, Bae grew out of a conversation that came up over a dinner for young entrepreneurs in NYC.When the topic turned to online dating, the three began to discuss the difficulties that their peers were facing when trying to meet people on Tinder and other apps.“For many of our friends of color, particularly black men and women, the experience on mass-marketing dating apps like Tinder and Match was unfulfilling, and at times degrading,” says Justin Gerrard.It's not a working man's angry protest song." He returned home from tour Sunday night to 4,000 e-mails from people with commiserating stories, offers and praise for his music.Carroll says his personal Website had gone from 40 to 50 hits a week ago to 50,000 by Thursday.The magazine also claims that all eyes will be on the guest list for Kate Middleton's sister Pippa's nuptials and whether Kylie will attend as a guest of Andrew.Earlier this year, Kylie was presented with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016 by Prince Phillip, a private ceremony at which senior royals are alleged to have given their approval to the match.Five days after Dave Carroll posted a 0 video for the twangy "United Breaks Guitars" on You Tube, his band Sons of Maxwell were met with "almost militant" requests for the song at their Friday gig at Codstock in Arichat, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.The video, which chronicles the country rocker's arduous (and failed) attempt to get compensation from United Airlines after baggage handlers damaged his ,500 Taylor guitar, has received almost 2.5 million views, as of today (watch it, above).
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“Black male daters typically had to send 10 times the number of messages as their white counterparts to receive one response and black women were fetishized for their looks and flooded with inappropriate comments.”By combining their love of technology, serious smarts (the trio boasts degrees from Dartmouth, Harvard, and the University of Virginia) and a desire to fix the problem of dating bias, Bae was launched at Howard University in April 2014.
The three friends only had a 0 marketing budget but possessed plenty of faith that they’d found the answer to the specific dating woes that affected black millennial daters and those looking to meet them.
After explosive growth and praise from Techstars and Facebook’s prestigious Fb Start Accelerator Program, as well as plenty of media profiles, Bae was officially acqui-hired by if(we) last month.“After watching Brian and Justin’s success positioning Bae and growing its audience, it was clear to me they could make an even larger impact working with us at if(we) leveraging our scale and resources,” says Louis Willacy, head of M&A at if(we).
“It’s rare that you find a team that fits so well with your immediate needs, so the stars were truly aligned here.”Brian and Justin moved from their New York City headquarters to San Francisco to lead marketing and growth across if(we)’s entire portfolio, which includes Tagged, Hi5, Fandom, and new social streaming site We Chill.