Bumble
Whitney Wolfe Herd

She is founder and CEO of Bumble, and a co-founder of the dating app Tinder. In June 2014, she sued Tinder for sexual harassment, alleging that her ex-boss and ex-boyfriend Justin Mateen called her a “whore” and “gold digger” and bombarded her with threatening and derogatory text messages, which she attached to her complaint. She also alleged that Tinder, owned by IAC and then by its Match Group spinoff, had wrongly stripped her of a cofounder title. There’s no question who the founder of Bumble is. Rather than sulk about Tinder, Herd decided to compete against it. In doing so, she belatedly entered one of the most crowded and established digital fields (over 90% of online dating startups fail) and nonetheless quickly carved out a lucrative space by focusing on the needs of one segment: women. By giving women control over the initial contact, Bumble feels more polite and walled-off than competitors, avoiding the unsolicited photos — including the occasional male genitalia — that plague online dating. Bumble has 70 employees, approximately 85% of whom are women, including in all the top jobs  Source