Dating app Happn wants to become the Pokémon Go of love


This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. The series is a lead-up to Tech5, the annual competition that we organize in partnership with Adyen to celebrate Europe’s fastest growing tech companies. Signups are open.

Apparently, singles care less about Valentine’s Day than ever.
 However, the celebration is still important for dating apps, just as Christmas is vital for platforms like Amazon

If you’re looking for your Valentine, there’s a plethora of digital courtship tools out there, for every taste and paraphilia. Among them, French company Happn brands itself as the “hopeless romantic” of the bunch.

Thanks to real-time geo-localization, Happn allows you to connect with the people you’ve crossed paths with. If the feeling is mutual, you have a “crush” and can start messaging.