The League Dating App Raises $2.1 Million
Posted on February 11, 2015
A dating app named The League has raised $2.1 million in funding. The New York Times calls it a dating app for "would-be power couples." The app aims to provide access to only top "high quality" users by using an algorithm to weed out the unworthy.The League first launched in a private beta in November, 2014. The app is currently only available in the Bay Area where it has 4,500 users. Re/code reports that 20,000 people are on the app's waiting list. The app will be rolling out to New York and Los Angeles in its next phase.
The League CEO CEO Amanda Bradford told Re/code that the app will kick out offensive users. Bradford says, "We will kick people out if they're being offensive. This is a classy establishment. We think of it as a bar or a nightclub where we do enforce that behavior on our users."
The app is currently available only for iOS. An Android app is in the works. The website for the app says it only lets your profile be seen by those that meet your preferences. It says it will also hide you from friends and coworkers.