Once is making waves in the dating app world. Offering the user a completely different experience from the likes of Hinge and Tinder, Once is a dating app that offers you only one match every 24 hours, giving you and your 'match' a whole day to focus on each other and talk to no one else through the site. The app boasts more than 9 million users (as of March 2020), with 9 million dollars raised to date.
The app also has the feature of allowing women (only women) to rate their dates in an effort to tackle the issues of cat-fishing, ghosting, fake photos, pre-date stalking and stranger danger. This new feature gives women the power to: rate the conversation, give feedback on the date and rate the accuracy of photos.
About the founders/CEO:
Jean Meyer is a serial entrepreneur and business man. Following experience as a software engineer for both AXA Group and BNP Paribas, Jean founded Bankexam and DateMySchool, before founding his most recent venture, Wanted. Jean obtained a Master of Engineering in Computer Science, before attending Columbia Business School, from which he graduated in 2011 with a Master of Business Administration.
Clementine Lalande is now the CEO of Once. She has over a decade of experience in technology and business development. She has also spent time mentoring various start-ups at C-suite level. Before this, Clementine was a venture capital investor and strategic adviser at BCG. Prior to working with Once, Clementine founded Pickable, a new online dating concept, offering women a way to pick up men around them without ever having to expose their identity.