WooMe, creator of a live introductions platform for online speed dating, has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Atomico and Mangrove Capital Partners.
WooMe, the world's largest live introductions platform, today announced the closing of a Series B, totaling $12.5 million. The round was led by Index Ventures with existing investors Atomico and Mangrove Capital Partners also participating. The new capital will go toward supporting user growth, expanding internationally and introducing new functionality to the site.
“WooMe is pleased to be working with such established and well-regarded investors in its mission to evolve social networking and bring real time introductions to the world,” said Stephen Stokols, co-founder and CEO of WooMe. “Users are signing on to meet new friends, travel partners and even soul mates; we are certainly well-positioned to succeed in this market by establishing a strong first mover advantage and reaching a critical mass of users.
With these strategic investments and partner relationships, WooMe is expanding its reach rapidly. Within the first six months of launch WooMe has demonstrated significant user traction.
“WooMe is changing the way people interact online in very innovative ways,” said Danny Rimer of Index Ventures. “We believe there are tremendous opportunities to use WooMe's technology to increase the proliferation of social networking beyond the traditional sites that exist today. We look forward to working with WooMe's experienced management team to expand the Company's leading market position.”
WooMe is the world's largest live introductions platform and extends the concept of speed dating online to allow users to meet live in timed sessions via webcam. There are no questionnaires, lengthy profile descriptions or software to download, users can simply find a speed session that interests them, join and meet five people in five minutes. WooMe is easy, fast and free allowing users to meet new people around any shared interest for fun, to hook up, or for pure entertainment. With WooMe, meeting people online is transformed into a face-to-face experience that makes sifting through static profiles a thing of the past.
Founded in 2006, WooMe is an international company with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and London. Investors of the company include: Atomico Investments (founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis), Mangrove Capital Partners, Klaus Hommels and Oliver Jung. For more information, please visit: www.woome.com.