Bumble’s pop-ups have offered a variety of activities, including entertainment, interactive sessions with entrepreneurs and influencers, as well as drinks and snacks.Wolfe Herd noted, too, that there’s a monetization model attached to these plans, something that’s not necessarily needed, given that Bumble is already a profitable business, based on its subscription model.Facebook has also served as a cautionary tale, said Wolfe Herd, as the company develops its own standalone network independent of third-party data, and considers how it might ever work with other social networking and social media companies in the future.
“I haven’t spent too much time thinking about that.
We’re so busy, just focused on taking our future to where we want to go.” In the meantime, the company has been doubling down on new services for its community of users.
One of the big problems with a lot of apps that rely on people tapping networks of people they know to grow and be used is that many of them are built on Facebook’s .
“We’re really not reliant on Facebook anymore,” she said during an interview this morning at Tech Crunch Disrupt in San Francisco, “so [Facebook’s move into dating] isn’t a direct response to us.
Among them, Wolfe Herd said that Bumble would be expanding its Hive interactive networking spaces next year.