Andrey Andreev sælger andel i Bumble-ejer til Blackstone, Whitney Wolfe Herd nu administrerende direktør for $ 3B dating apps-forretning – TechCrunch


Bumble, den populære og rentable dating- og netværks-app, der er bygget op omkring etos af kvinder, der kalder skuddene på, hvordan forbindelser bliver skabt og udviklet, har gjort en aftale for en vis uafhængighed, og dens grundlægger, Whitney Wolfe Herd, kommer ud det som administrerende direktør for et endnu større datingimperium.

Andrey Andreev, stifteren af ​​Badoo, det kontroversielle London-baserede selskab, der ejer en række dating-apps og var hovedstøtter og bygmester af Bumble, sælger hele sin andel i MagicLab, det selskab, der ejede begge Bumble og Badoo (og andre dating apps), til Blackstone. Han vil gå væk fra forretningen i processen, og Wolfe Herd, Bumbles grundlægger, bliver administrerende direktør for hele virksomheden og bevarer meget af sin andel i branchen i processen. Vi forstår, at andelen er på ca. 19%.

Handlen værdsætter Bumble og den bredere forretning – som er rentabel – til 3 milliarder dollars.

Blackstone vil også foretage en investering i virksomheden som en del af aftalen.

”Denne transaktion er et utroligt vigtigt og spændende øjeblik for Bumble og MagicLab-gruppen af ​​mærker og teammedlemmer. Blackstone er i verdensklasse med at maksimere succes for iværksætterledede virksomheder, hvilket giver en enorm mulighed. Vi er meget glade for at bygge det næste kapitel med dem, ”sagde Wolfe Herd i en erklæring. ”Jeg er beæret over at påtage mig rollen som koncernchef. Jeg vil stræbe efter at lede gruppen med et fortsat værdibaseret og mission-første fokus, det samme, der har været kernen i Bumble, siden jeg grundlagde virksomheden for fem år siden. Vi vil fortsætte med at arbejde mod vores mål om at kalibrere kønsnormer og give folk mulighed for at oprette forbindelse globalt og nu i meget hurtigere tempo med vores nye partner. ”

Bumble er konsekvent i top 10 af livsstils-apps i USA, ifølge App Annie-data. WSJ rapporterer, at Bumble nu har omkring 75 millioner brugere, selvom Apptopia's tal er lidt mere konservative: det bemærker, at samlede levetid-downloads af Bumble er omkring 52 millioner, mens levetiden i app-købindtægter er omkring $ 335 millioner. Marts 2019 var den bedste måned nogensinde for IAP-indtægter med $ 14,1 millioner, og i løbet af de sidste seks måneder har Bumble i gennemsnit 1,5 millioner downloads pr. Måned, fortalte Apptopias Adam Blacker til TechCrunch. (Downloadtallet inkluderer ikke webbaserede tilmeldinger.)

Men mens Bumble er vokset med et sundt klip – ud over at være rentabelt, havde MagicLab en omsætningsvækst på 40% årligt – transaktionerne lukker en voldsom tid på virksomhedsniveau for virksomheden.

For næsten nøjagtigt et år siden havde Andrey Andreev talt om en fremtidig børsnotering for Badoo i USA, der blev noteret på Nasdaq. På det tidspunkt omfattede det større firma også den eponyme Badoo-app, som i sig selv nu har 450 millioner brugere, såvel som en række andre, der er målrettet mod mere specifikke lokalsamfund (f.eks. Ældre mennesker), og det forventede helt at tjene ca. 400 millioner dollars indtægter i 2018.

I det større billede var Bumble let den høje profilerede juvel i kronen, især på det højsynlige marked i U.S.A., hvor Badoo havde håbet på at liste.

Badoo forinden havde efter sigende afvist et tilbud på 450 millioner dollars til Bumble fra Match (nogle har rapporteret, at Match muligvis har tilbudt så meget som 1 milliard dollars eller mere for det) – en underlig vri i en lang saga mellem de to. (Kort fortalt: Match er det selskab, der ejer Tinder og havde været låst en række forskellige retssager med Bumble: Wolfe Herd havde tidligere været Tinder-medstifter og forlod under kritiske omstændigheder. Andreev havde tidligere mødt Wolfe Herd og derefter henvendt sig til hende til start Bumble under hans vinge i kølvandet på denne afgang.)

Mens en dristig børsnotering var et interessant udsigter, tog tingene en anden side af det værre, da en eksponering i Forbes malede et dyster billede af misogyni og sleaze hos moderselskabet, ledet af en excentrisk og skråt leder – ikke det billede, som Bumble ønskede at projicere, og bestemt ikke det billede, der ville have læst godt på Wall Street.

”Vi er glade for at investere i MagicLab, som er en pioner inden for den hurtigt voksende online datingindustri. De har et meget talentfuldt team og et stærkt sæt platforme, inklusive Bumble, som var bygget på en forpligtelse til integration og kvindelig empowerment, ”sagde Jon Korngold, leder af Blackstone Growth (BXG), i en erklæring. "Dette partnerskab er et perfekt eksempel på Blackstones evne til at bruge sin skala, langsigtede investeringshorisont og dybe bænk af operationelle ressourcer til at hjælpe iværksættere med at drage fordel af transformationsvækstmuligheder med henblik på at skabe globale industriledere over tid."

Ligesom med Wolfe Herd og Blackstone behandler Andreev ikke dette aspekt af historien i sin erklæring om salget, idet han i stedet fokuserer på at opnå et godt afkast på sin investering for at brændstofbygge flere apps forude.

”Blackstone præsenterede MagicLab med en stor mulighed for at videreudvikle mærkerne og platformen, og jeg er overbevist om, at Blackstone vil tage MagicLab til det næste niveau med hensyn til vækst og ekspansion. Jeg er utroligt stolt af virksomheden, og af hvordan vi har forbundet millioner af mennesker rundt om i verden, ”sagde han. ”Hos MagicLab har jeg haft fornøjelsen af ​​at samarbejde med nogle af de bedste og mest talentfulde iværksættere. Mit mål nu er at sikre en glat og vellykket overgang, inden jeg går i gang med et nyt forretningsforetagende på jagt efter innovative ledere med nye og spændende ideer. Jeg er taknemmelig for al min partner og medarbejders støtte gennem årene, da vi ikke kunne have nået dette punkt uden dem. Jeg ønsker MagicLab og Blackstone enhver succes. ”

Wolfe Herd forsvarede Badoo og Andreev gennem den dårlige presse, men nu med afhændelsen ser det ud til, at der var mere spillet med et forsøg på at udpakke Bumble fra det forhold.

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LIVE: Chris Cox, tidligere Chief Product Officer, Facebook, i samtale med WIRED & # 039; s Lauren Goode

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LIVE: Vi & # 039; re lever med Chris Cox, tidligere Chief Product Officer, Facebook, fra vores # WIRED25 topmøde i samtale med WIRED seniorforfatter Lauren Goode.

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Sendt af WIRED fredag ​​8. november 2019

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Hvad angår det, der specifikt fik ham til at forlade, forklarede Cox, at “Det var ikke noget, hvor jeg følte, at jeg ville bruge 13 år til på sociale medier. Mark og jeg så tingene lidt anderledes. . . jeg tænke vi er stadig undersøge u00a0som en industri, hvordan gøre du balance beskyttelse det privatliv af folks Information og fortsættende u00a0til holde mennesker sikkert, ”sagde Cox.

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Om hvorvidt bevægelse hen imod kryptering var en del af det, sagde han, at han synes, kryptering er "stor: og at" det tilbyder en enorm mængde beskyttelse, "men bemærkede" it gør bestemt nogle af disse ting mere komplicerede ”i forhold til privatlivet kontra sikkerhedsbalancen. Han supplerede Facebook's bestræbelser på at opbygge måder at fange dårlige skuespillere på, selvom de er afskærmet af kryptering. Det inkluderer initiativer til digital læsning i Brasilien og Indien forud for valget og tilbyder videresendelsessystemer til at sende tvivlsom information til faktakontrol. ”Jeg tror, ​​at der er fordele og ulemper med disse systemer, og jeg er ikke en hårdforing på nogen af ​​dem,” sagde Cox og bemærkede, at det, Facebook bygger, er ”resonans for, hvad folk vil have.”

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Cox blev spurgt om den store debat om, hvorvidt Facebook skulle tillade politisk reklame. ”Vi synes, at politisk reklame kan være god og hjælpsom. Det favoriserer ofte op og kommer mod etablerede. ”Alligevel sagde han ved faktakontrol:” Jeg er en stor fan, ”selvom Facebook ikke anvender det til politiske annoncer. Han bemærkede, at “jeg tænke det Selskab skulle gerne undersøge og er undersøge mikro rettet mod . . . hvis der er hundreder af varianter væsen løb af det kreativ derefter u00a0det er tricky til din arme rundt om hvad der er væsen sagde. ”Han talte også for mere kontekst i brugergrænsefladen, der skelner mellem politiske annoncer. u00a0

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Chris Cox taler på Wired25

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Cox's næste projekter

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Siden han forlod Facebook, har Cox tiltrådt det rådgivende udvalg for en kaldet gruppe forkortelse, der er med til at opbygge kampagnen og messaging-teknologibunken til progressive kandidater. ”Dette er en areal hvor min opfattelse er at det progressive har været bag det evne til udvikle og brug som -en hold infrastruktur at hjælper du har -en godt vælgere fil, hvordan man udvikle beskeder - u00a0lige grundlæggende politik i 2019.”

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Wired's Lauren Goode spurgte, om han tilpassede sig med progressive, indtog en politisk holdning, og om han kunne gøre det, mens han stadig var på Facebook. ”Absolut ikke, ”svarede Cox.Og hvorfor er at jeg tænke hvornår du er i -en meget u00a0senior- rolle -en platform, du har en pligt til at være meget mere neutral i din politik. ”

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Derefter kom han ud med en dristig erklæring aktiveret af hans uafhængighed. ”Jeg mener, at Trump ikke burde være vores præsident. Den anden ting, jeg er meget interesseret i lige nu, er klimaændringer, og han vil ikke hjælpe os der. ”

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Det førte til, at Cox diskuterede, at han også arbejdede med at rådgive San Francisco start Planet Labs, der bruger satellitbilleder til at spore klimaforandringer. ”Det vision var til build Disse lille, om skoboks-størrelse satellitter med sol panel panel vinger og har -en flåde af dem i plads, hvilken er ægte-tid billedbehandling det Jorden."

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Med disse data forklarede Cox, at du kan spore ildebrande, skovrydning, kulkraftværker, metangas og mere. Derefter, "Du kan Start til bidrage til at have -en sundhed system, hvor du er i bund og grund billedbehandling det jorden hver time, og derefter du er skabe nogle offentlig data sæt med værktøjer at prop ind i afgørelse beslutningstagere, banker, forsikring virksomheder, beslutningstagere, investorer, journalister, studerende… ”

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På spørgsmål om big tech's ansvar for at tackle klimaændringer sagde Cox “jeg tænke det meget mindst det er making -en forpligtelse til væsen carbon-negative.”

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Acronym og Planet Labs 'arbejde sammenflettede, da Cox mener, at klimadata beviser behovet for nogen ny i Oval Office. Mens Cox ikke diskuterede det på scenen, noterede Wired ham som en del af Shasta Group, som er Cox 'eget køretøj til at bidrage til disse projekter. Stadig er han ikke klar til at lancere et fuldt selskab af sig selv inden for politik og klima. ”Jeg er stadig ung u00a0 dette Mark at jeg gør ikke har nok tillid i min egen mental model af det verden."

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Cox konkluderede, at ved at udnytte store virksomheds medarbejdere og have teamledere lægge mere vægt på klimaændringer,jeg gøre tænke tech kan bly.” u00a0

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Constine modtog også en Bachelor of Arts-grad med udmærkelser fra Stanford University i 2007 med en koncentration i Social Psychology & Interpersonal Processes.

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(Afsløringer: Josh Constine rådgav midlertidigt en kollegevenns sociale lokaliseringsdelings-opstart kodenavnet 'Signal', der var baseret i San Francisco, før den blev opløst i 2015. Denne rådgivende rolle blev ryddet med AOL og TechCrunchs redaktører og har konkluderet. Constines forlovede / Andee Gardiner co-grundlagt opstartaccelerator Founders Embassy.Constines fætter Darren Lachtman er grundlæggeren af ​​influencer, der reklamerer for start-niche, der blev erhvervet af Twitter, og han er siden venstre og grundlagt teen-indholdsstudie Brat. Constine skriver ikke om Founders Ambassy eller Brat. Constine har personlig bekendte, der stammer fra college-boliger omkring 2007 med stiftere på Skybox Imaging (nu Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat og Robinhood, men opretholder ikke tætte sociale bånd med dem og påvirker heller ikke hans skrivning. Constine lejlighedsvis betaler tale tale på konferencer, men kun de, der finansieres af virksomheder, dækker han ikke. Constine ejer en lille stilling i Ethereum og Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, handler ikke med dagshandel og afslører sine positioner direkte i artikler, hvor det er relevant. Constine laver ikke rådgivning, engleinvestering eller offentlig aktiehandel ud over offentlige aktieinvesteringer fra sine forældres ejendom, som han ikke har nogen rolle i at styre eller rådgive.)

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Officielle ord er kommet fra de føderale myndigheder om en potentiel årsag til den mystiske sygdom, der påvirker vape-brugere: E-vitaminacetat, et kemikalie, der findes i nogle dampprodukter, der har vist sig at blive hængende i lungerne længe efter. Fundet er blevet kaldt et "gennembrud", men er langt fra det sidste ord om situationen.

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Desværre har tilstanden allerede krævet mindst 39 menneskers liv, og mere end 2.000 sager er rapporteret samlet fra hver stat undtagen Alaska. At present the only advice offered has been to stop vaping altogether.

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I en medietelekonference forklarede lederne af efterforskningen fra Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grundlaget for at pege fingeren mod vitamin E-acetat. Stoffet blev nævnt som et muligt problem tidligt, men kun nyere test har etableret det som en bona fide mistænkt, forklarer teamet.

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Samples taken from the lungs of 29 victims of the condition were sent in from 10 different states, and vitamin E acetate was found in all of them. “These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate as the primary site of injury within the lungs,” said Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC .

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Selv om hun var enig i, at dette bevis er et "gennembrud", bemærkede hun, at det i øjeblikket kun er et korrelativ finding u2014 more research is required to establish årsagssammenhæng, nemlig mekanismen for skade, skønt der er udført andet arbejde på dette område.

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”Tidligere ikke-CDC-forskning antyder, at når vitamin E-acetat inhaleres, kan det forstyrre normal lungefunktion,” sagde hun.

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”Det er vigtigt at bemærke, at disse fund ikke udelukker andre mulige forbindelser eller ingredienser, der kan forårsage disse lungeskader,” fortsatte hun. ”Der kan være mere end én årsag til udbruddet.”

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De statistikker, der er involveret i kilderne til de pågældende stoffer, er lige så vigtige. Som nævnt tidligere i undersøgelsen brugte en stor del af dem, der lider af denne tilstand THC-produkter, og specifikt dem, der er erhvervet gennem uregulerede kanaler som gadeforhandlere.

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E-vitaminacetatet kan være tilsat med det formål at i det væsentlige skære produktet, nævner Schuchat som svar på et spørgsmål til opkaldet.

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”Det kan ske med det ulovlige formål eller med det formål at fortynde materialerne, få det til at se pænt ud og måske ikke skulle bruge så meget THC eller andre aktive ingredienser,” sagde hun.

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Other potentially dangerous chemicals have been identified in vape products when heated and aerosolized, including many that even the creators might not have predicted.

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At kende en potentiel synder kommer ikke i centrum af problemet, hvilket ville være, at dette kemikalie (måske blandt andre) allerede har opbygget sig over måneder eller år i lungerne hos hyppige vape-brugere. Behandling er en parallel forskningslinje, men det er nyttigt at kende mindst et ansvarligt stof.

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CDCs tidligere rådgivning findes stadig, bemærkede embedsmændene: De anbefaler, at man undgår at fordampe helt, da der i øjeblikket er meget få kontroller over, hvilke ingredienser der er tilladt i vapeprodukter, og hvad der skal angives på emballagen, eller faktisk, om disse erklæringer er i på nogen måde præcis.

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Will this be as poorly attended as SF Disrupt and essentially a series of agendaed and scripted press conferences?

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To learn more about the next wave of consumer startup investment outside Silicon Valley, Iu2019m speaking to leading B2C-focused investors in various hubs about the trends they’re excited about right now.u00a0

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Consumer health and banking startups were recurring areas of interest, and there’s a sense that apps and product brands which provide a deeper sense of community are an untapped opportunity.

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Rebecca Kaden, Partner at Union Square Ventures

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At USV, we are focused on opportunities that broaden access by leveraging technology to increase value and decrease cost in big buckets of consumer spend. In doing so, we are looking for ways to make products and services previously available to a select segment available to many more. In particular, we have been investing in areas of consumer health where the delivery mechanism not only makes the care more convenient but also more affordable and higher quality; products and platforms in financial services that change the traditional underlying model to drive financial health for a mass customer; and opportunities that create new access to education both for kids and lifelong learners.u00a0

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Within each of these segments, I’ve been very interested in how new communities are forming inside products–users that come for a specific offering are forming allegiance and increasing engagement by interacting with other users. I think that is a trend we will only see accelerate.

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David Tisch, Founding Partner at BoxGroup

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People are bored on their phones, not of their phones. I am most excited to meet founders working on consumer apps that bring happiness and fun to a mass consumer audience, as I continue to believe we are in the early days of mobile and the app store is not dead.

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These apps may look like a game, they may be a game, or they may be a new feed, but TikTok, Twitch, HQ, Yolo and other Snap app kit apps, Tinder and others have shown consumers want new apps, the barrier for adoption and retention isu00a0 just very high. All apps and games have a half-life, creating something with a very long one is really hard, but the demand is sitting on the phone scrolling thorough feeds, waiting for some new fun. We are excited about apps that allow people to interact with others in different ways, in new worlds, using new hardware, or new interfaces.

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With the rise of the sober curious movement, we invested in Kin Euphorics, offering consumers a sexy option to an alcoholic drink, creating a social experience around a non-alcoholic beverage that doesnu2019t exist in the market today. With beer sales decreasing five years in a row, brands like Heineken are offering alcohol-free alternatives catering to this growing audience.

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With the decline of religion, we have seen the rise of what we call the u201crise of the alternate community.u201d Consumers are looking for ways to connect online and offline based on specific interests. Examples of this in our portfolio include The Wonder, a membership model for familyhood, Peanut, a social network for modern motherhood, and Co-Star, an astrology app.

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Recently, I shared the responses from several London-based investors; today, we spoke to eight of New Yorku2019s top consumer VCs:

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Consumer health and banking startups were recurring areas of interest, and there’s a sense that apps and product brands which provide a deeper sense of community are an untapped opportunity.

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Rebecca Kaden, Partner at Union Square Ventures

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At USV, we are focused on opportunities that broaden access by leveraging technology to increase value and decrease cost in big buckets of consumer spend. In doing so, we are looking for ways to make products and services previously available to a select segment available to many more. In particular, we have been investing in areas of consumer health where the delivery mechanism not only makes the care more convenient but also more affordable and higher quality; products and platforms in financial services that change the traditional underlying model to drive financial health for a mass customer; and opportunities that create new access to education both for kids and lifelong learners.u00a0

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Within each of these segments, I’ve been very interested in how new communities are forming inside products–users that come for a specific offering are forming allegiance and increasing engagement by interacting with other users. I think that is a trend we will only see accelerate.

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David Tisch, Founding Partner at BoxGroup

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People are bored on their phones, not of their phones. I am most excited to meet founders working on consumer apps that bring happiness and fun to a mass consumer audience, as I continue to believe we are in the early days of mobile and the app store is not dead.

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These apps may look like a game, they may be a game, or they may be a new feed, but TikTok, Twitch, HQ, Yolo and other Snap app kit apps, Tinder and others have shown consumers want new apps, the barrier for adoption and retention isu00a0 just very high. All apps and games have a half-life, creating something with a very long one is really hard, but the demand is sitting on the phone scrolling thorough feeds, waiting for some new fun. We are excited about apps that allow people to interact with others in different ways, in new worlds, using new hardware, or new interfaces.

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Anu Duggal, Founding Partner at Female Founders Fund

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With the rise of the sober curious movement, we invested in Kin Euphorics, offering consumers a sexy option to an alcoholic drink, creating a social experience around a non-alcoholic beverage that doesnu2019t exist in the market today. With beer sales decreasing five years in a row, brands like Heineken are offering alcohol-free alternatives catering to this growing audience.

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With the decline of religion, we have seen the rise of what we call the u201crise of the alternate community.u201d Consumers are looking for ways to connect online and offline based on specific interests. Examples of this in our portfolio include The Wonder, a membership model for familyhood, Peanut, a social network for modern motherhood, and Co-Star, an astrology app.

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Recently reelected, Indonesian President Joko Widodou00a0announced a desire to move the nation’s capital from Jakarta to the East Kalimantan region, citing environmental concerns, the most exigent of these being the fact that Jakarta is literally sinking due to the uncontrolled extraction of groundwater. Widodo said he wished to separate Indonesiau2019s government from its business and economic hub in Jakarta.

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However, what would a move from Jakarta do to Indonesiau2019s burgeoning startup economy?

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Shifting administrative governmental hubs

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According to Widodo, studies have determined that the best site for the proposed new capital is between North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kertanegara, both located in East Kalimantan. The basis of this selection is due to studies highlighting the regionu2019s relative protection from natural disasters, especially when compared to other regions. This would definitely be a benefit for the governmental heart of Indonesia, ensuring continuous administrative functions in a disaster-prone region. Other governments have separated administrative centers from their economic hubs with varying degrees of success, with some examples being Brazilu2019s creation of Brasu00edlia, as well as Koreau2019s projected move from Seoul to Sejong.

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What is most interesting to note from prior examples is that these newer branched-out cities are non-surprisingly, heavily government-centric. In Brasu00edlia, roles tied to the government make up nearly 40% of all jobs, while in Sejong, a lack of facilities like public transit and commercial mall space cause many to commute into Sejong for government work, instead of permanently settling in the area. Given the semi-undeveloped nature of East Kalimantan, these anecdotes are quite troubling if the government is actually moving to North Penajam Paser or Kutai Kertanegara.

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These facts raise the question of economic impacts of such governmental moves. In fact, one may even opine that while these moves do allow for governmental growth, ultimately, they may hurt the country economically due to a divestment between both government and economic hubs. In this specific instance, it is most important to analyze the impact of such a move on Indonesiau2019s startup economy, as the nation is one the worldu2019s leaders in startup growth.

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Indonesiau2019s startup economy

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Indonesia has emerged as a startup hub within Southeast Asia in recent years, with its population of over 260 million marking it as the worldu2019s fourth-most populous country. Additionally, Indonesiau2019s mobile-first population has enabled the full embrace of the internet era, with 95% of all internet users in Indonesia connected to the web via a mobile device.

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Similarly, startup growth has boomed in the island archipelago, with several Indonesian-based unicorns disrupting local, regional, and global economies. Softbank-backed ecommerce giant Tokopedia is currently in talksu00a0for a pre-IPO funding round, while emerging super-app Gojek controls significant portions of the ride-sharing industry in Asia, simultaneously expanding intou00a0separate industriesu00a0to include digital payments, food delivery, and evenu00a0video-streaming. Additionally, online travel portal Traveloka (in which Expedia has a minority stake) has recentlyu00a0entered the financial services space, furthering its impact within Asia. These specific examples of high-growth startups demonstrate a population hungry for innovation, further driving the developing startup economy.

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The crowded landscape of programs teaching non-technical people to become software developers has been a proving ground for a new model of education financing: income share agreements (ISAs). With an ISA, students avoid paying tuition upfront or taking out private loans, instead paying a percentage of their income for a time after graduation after they’re earning a minimum income.

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The model aligns education providers with students’ career outcomes, and one startup is staking a claim to be the leader in the space; Kenzie Academy, a year-long program with a physical campus in Indianapolis u2014 and a student body that’s 66 percent online u2014 announced a partnership with Community Investment Management (CIM) earlier this week that provides $100 million in debt to cover the operating costs associated with students who defer payment through ISAs.

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Kenzie co-founder and CEO Chok Ooi says that core to Kenzie’s mission is the goal that its graduates “can stay in the heartland and attract more jobs so that someone coming out of the Midwest no longer has to move to Silicon Valley or New York to have a successful career in tech.” This $100 million is one of the largest commitments yet to financing ISAs and Kenzie is using it to recruit a more diverse population of students who may not be able to afford tuition or qualify for student loans otherwise.

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I interviewed Ooi to understand how Kenzie differentiates itself from competitors, how it has iterated its model to improve retention and job placement and how he expects the ISA market to evolve over the next couple years. Here’s the transcript of our conversation, edited for length and clarity:

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Eric Peckham: The landscape of software developer training programs is crowded. Where did you see an opportunity to do something different, and how do you position Kenzie relative to others in the market?

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Chok Ooi: My co-founder came from Galvanize, so we observed firsthand the proliferation of tech and coding boot camps. These are typically short-term, three-to-five month programs and they tend to do well serving people with college degrees. I would say that they are disrupting the masters’ program space. We saw a major gap in programs that serve a much larger demographic of people who are much earlier in their development. People who never went to college, or did a little bit of college and dropped out, or just never had a professional work experience. A three-month training is insufficient to get them to a point where they could land a technical job and be successful.

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We saw an opportunity to bring high-quality tech education to the American heartland that is 12 months in length. For about two-thirds of our students, this is their first post-secondary credential training.

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We are giving them not just the technical skills, but elements from a traditional four-year college as well, like critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

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Compared to those other bootcamps or training programs, is Kenzie targeting different job outcomes for its graduates?

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We did a survey of our students that asked them to name the top five tech companies they desired to work for. None of the Silicon Valley companies made the list other than Salesforce. Indianapolis is the second largest Salesforce office outside of San Francisco. The rest of the companies our students named were companies like DMI and Zylo that people in Silicon Valley don’t hear about but are doing very well in the Midwest. Their friends work there. They’re a fabric of the community. If we really want to create job opportunities for the rest of America, we cannot adopt the Silicon Valley mindset.

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Kenzie Academy co-Founder and CEO Chok Ooi.

Kenzie Academy co-founder and CEO Chok Ooi.

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So how do you evaluate technical aptitude and critical thinking in the admissions process? What’s that process look like, and how has it evolved over the last couple of years? What have you learned in order to make that more effective?

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Prior to founding Kenzie, I started a company nine years ago called AglityIO. The model for AgilityIO was similar to companies like Andela. We were trying to solve the talent crunch in the Bay Area by recruiting and training people with the raw talent in Vietnam. Today, that company works with Google, Uber, NerdWallet, Meetup.com and 150 other tech companies. So Iu2019ve experience in developing processes to identify raw talent in this context.

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As people are doing the online assessments, we collect data points of how long it takes for them to solve the problem, what their different decision points are and things like that. Then as they get enrolled in Kenzie, we continue to collect attendance data, grades, and then placement data and use that to look at success and failure cases. We constantly refine our assessment.

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Are you seeing any particular pattern or cluster in the applications youu2019re receiving or the candidates youu2019re accepting in terms of prior field of employment or aspect of their background?

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These projects often focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence, and since Microsoft is on a mission to infuse all of its products with more AI smarts, it’s no surprise that it’s also seeking ways to integrate Microsoft Research’s innovations into the rest of the company.

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Across the board, the company is trying to find ways to become more innovative, especially around its work in AI, and it’s putting processes in place to do so. Microsoft is unusually open about this process, too, and actually made it somewhat of a focus this week at Ignite, a yearly conference that typically focuses more on technical IT management topics.

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At Ignite,u00a0Microsoft will for the first time present these projects externally at a dedicated keynote. That feels similar to what Google used to do with its ATAP group at its I/O events and is obviously meant to showcase the cutting-edge innovation that happens inside of Microsoft (outside of making Excel smarter).

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To manage its AI innovation efforts, Microsoft created the Microsoft AI group led by VP Mitra Azizirad, who’s tasked with establishing thought leadership in this space internally and externally, and helping the company itself innovate faster (Microsoft’s AI for Good projects also fall under this group’s purview). I sat down with Azizirad to get a better idea of what her team is doing and how she approaches getting companies to innovate around AI and bring research projects out of the lab.

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“We began to put together a narrative for the company of what it really means to be in an AI-driven world and what we look at from a differentiated perspective,” Azizirad said. “What we’ve done in this area is something that has resonated and landed well. And now we’re including AI, but we’re expanding beyond it to other paradigm shifts like human-machine interaction, future of computing and digital responsibility, as more than just a set of principles and practices but an area of innovation in and of itself.”

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Currently, Microsoft is doing a very good job at talking and thinking about horizon one opportunities, as well as horizon three projects that are still years out, she said. “Horizon two, we need to get better at, and that’s what we’re doing.”

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It’s worth stressing that Microsoft AI, which launched about two years ago, marks the first time there’s a business, marketing and product management team associated with Microsoft Research, so the team does get a lot of insights into upcoming technologies. Just in the last couple of years, Microsoft has published more than 6,000 research papers on AI, some of which clearly have a future in the company’s products.

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Securing a green card can feel overwhelming for people in Silicon Valley who were born in India and China. But with the right help and guidance from a skilled immigration attorney, the process can be simpler, smoother and more successful.

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Limits written into existing immigration laws on both the number of green cards issued each year, as well as the number of green cards available based on country of origin, leave some waiting half a century or more for a green card, with people from India and China facing the longest wait times for employment-based green cards.

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In this fiscal year, which ended on October 31, 226,000 family-sponsored green cards and 141,918 employment-based green cards were available. And the per-country cap, which is the maximum number of green cards available to individuals born in a particular country, was 25,754.u00a0

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Although these U.S. laws pose an extra challenge for people born in countries with the highest demand for green cards, if you were born in India or China, there are some things you can do to mitigate this wait.

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Det EB-1A green card for extraordinary ability does not require an employer sponsor or even a job offer, which means itu2019s one of the few self-petition green cards. To demonstrate eligibility,u00a0you must be able to show you have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and that you and your work have received national or international acclaim.u00a0

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Individuals who apply for the EB-1A do not need to obtain labor certification (as required of employers). That means the process is simpler and can be much faster than typical employment-based green cards. Also, an individual applicant may have more flexibility to change jobs than if an employer applied on their behalf.

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Det EB-1B green card for outstanding researchers and professors requires an employer to sponsor you. Candidates for the EB-1B green card must demonstrate great achievements in their academic field.u00a0

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And finally, the EB-1C green card for multinational managers and executives enables an employer to bring an executive or manager who has been working abroad over to the U.S. to live and work. The EB-1C candidate must have worked outside the U.S. for the employer for at least one year.

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This Cato Institute analysis estimates individuals born in China and India face waiting eight and nine years, respectively, for an EB-1 green card.u00a0Despite the small and growing backlog for EB-1 green cards for individuals born in China and India, it still remains one of the quicker options.
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Andrey Andreev, the founder of Badoo, the controversial London-based company that owns a series of dating apps and was the main backer and builder of Bumble, is selling his entire stake in MagicLab, the company that owned both Bumble and Badoo (and other dating apps), to Blackstone. He will step away from the business in the process, and Wolfe Herd, Bumble’s founder, becomes the CEO of the whole company, retaining much of her stake in the business in the process. We understand that stake is at about 19%.

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The deal values Bumble and the wider business — which is profitable — at $3 billion.

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Blackstone also will be making an investment in the company as part of the deal.

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“This transaction is an incredibly important and exciting moment for Bumble and the MagicLab group of brands and team members. Blackstone is world-class at maximizing the success of entrepreneur-led companies, which presents a tremendous opportunity. We are very excited to build the next chapter with them,” said Wolfe Herd in a statement. “I am honored to take on the role of CEO of the group. I will strive to lead the group with a continued values-based and mission-first focus, the same one that has been core to Bumble since I founded the company five years ago. We will keep working towards our goal of recalibrating gender norms and empowering people to connect globally, and now at a much faster pace with our new partner.”

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Bumble is consistently in the top 10 of lifestyle apps in the U.S., according to App Annie data. Det WSJ reports that Bumble now has some 75 million users, although Apptopia’s figures are a little more conservative: it notes that aggregated, lifetime downloads of Bumble are about 52 million, while lifetime in-app purchase revenue is about $335 million. March 2019 was its best month ever for IAP revenue with $14.1 million, and over the past six months, Bumble has averaged 1.5 million downloads per month, Apptopia’s Adam Blacker told TechCrunch. (The download figure doesn’t include web-based signups.)

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But while Bumble has been growing at a healthy clip — in addition to being profitable, MagicLab had revenue growth of 40% annually — the transaction caps off a tumultuous time at the corporate level for the company.

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Almost exactly a year ago, Andrey Andreev had been talking about a future IPO for Badoo in the U.S., listing on Nasdaq. The bigger company at the time also included the eponymous Badoo app, which itself now has 450 million users, as well as a number of others targeting more specific communities (for example, older people), and it was altogether expecting to make some $400 million in revenues in 2018.

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Within that bigger picture, Bumble was easily the high-profile jewel in the crown, especially in the high-visibility market of the U.S., where Badoo had hoped to list.

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Badoo prior to that had reportedly turned down a $450 million offer for Bumble from Match (some have reported that Match might have offered as much as $1 billion or more for it) — a strange twist in a long saga between the two. (In brief: Match is the company that owns Tinder and had been locked a series of forskellige lawsuits with Bumble: Wolfe Herd had previously been a Tinder co-founder and left under acrimonious circumstances. Andreev had previously met Wolfe Herd and then approached her to start Bumble under his wing in the wake of that departure.)

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While a bold IPO was an interesting prospect, things took a turn for the worse this summer, when an expose in Forbes painted a bleak picture of misogyny and sleaze at the parent company, headed by an eccentric and oblique leader — not the image that Bumble wanted to project, and definitely not the image that would have read well on Wall Street.

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“Weu2019re excited to invest in MagicLab, which is a pioneer in the fast-growing online dating industry. They have a highly talented team and strong set of platforms, including Bumble, which was built on a commitment to inclusion and female empowerment,” said Jon Korngold, head of Blackstone Growth (BXG), in a statement. “This partnership is a perfect example of Blackstoneu2019s ability to use its scale, long-term investment horizon, and deep bench of operational resources to help entrepreneurs take advantage of transformational growth opportunities in order to create global industry leaders over time.u201d

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As with Wolfe Herd and Blackstone, Andreev does not address this aspect of the story in his statement on the sale, focusing instead on making a good return on his investment to fuel building more apps ahead.

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“Blackstone presented MagicLab with a great opportunity to further develop the brands and platform, and I am confident Blackstone will take MagicLab to the next level in terms of growth and expansion. I am incredibly proud of the company, and of how we have connected millions of people around the world,” he said. “At MagicLab, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best and most talented entrepreneurs. My aim now is to ensure a smooth and successful transition before I embark on a new business venture in search of innovative leaders with new and exciting ideas. I am grateful for all the support of my partners and employees over the years as we couldnu2019t have gotten to this point without them. I wish MagicLab and Blackstone every success.”

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Wolfe Herd defended Badoo and Andreev through the bad press, but now with the divestment, it seems that there was more at play with a bid to extricate Bumble out of that relationship.

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