Founded by husband and wife duo Celeste and Hui Ong, who sold restaurant directory and review site Eatability to Optus in 2012 for $6 million, Pair is “designed to bring safety, respect and honesty to dating”.
Affinity is a connecting app combining psychometrics with machine learning to generate an “Affinity Score” which is used to match users on the platform.
TheCarTest is a Melbourne startup offering a platform where users can sign up for a week-long test drive of a car they’re interested in.
Predominantly aimed at LGBTQI users, Winkd is a dating app looking to bring the act of meeting someone back to its roots.
Two Peas is a dating app with a focus on using strict search parameters to create a more profound connection experience for its users.
Sydney’s Clinks is an “icebreaker” app that looks to eliminate time wasters by easily allowing its pool of more socially inclined users to set up a meeting.
Entrepreneurs and friends Aaron Rocca and James Collins believed the new burger addiction needed a directory and so they created an app called Burgerhead, which they’re dubbing the ‘Tinder for Burgers.’
Zeppee is a ‘Tinder for pets’ of sorts, an app that allows for the buying, selling, and rehoming of pets. Like your Tinders, it allows a user looking for a pet to sign on and begin swiping through the profiles of pets closest to them.
Most media outlets were focused on the Tendr’s unusual, yet strategic, move to incorporate the swipe-to-like motion popularised by dating app Tinder. Perhaps what’s more interesting is the startup’s potential to become a major data player in the world of equity crowdfunding.
Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages disappear after 24 hours, and Tappy’s conversations must begin with a photo. From there, you can turn that particular photo into a chat thread, with a single individual or a group. [Source: Techcrunch.com]