Coffee Meets Bagel

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Coffee Meets Bagel
IndustryOnline dating, Internet
FoundedApril 17, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-04-17)
  • Arum Kang
  • Dawoon Kang
  • Soo Kang
Key people
Footnotes / references

Coffee Meets Bagel is a San Francisco–based dating and social networking service.[2]


Coffee Meets Bagel was created by three sisters: Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang.[3] The app was launched in New York City on April 17, 2012.[4]

In September 2012, the company announced that it had raised seed funding of $600,000 led by Lightbank, with co-founder Peng T. Ong also investing.[5][6]

Coffee Meets Bagel launched in Boston on May 10, 2012 and in San Francisco on October 24, 2012.[7][8]

In January 2015, Coffee Meets Bagel was featured on Shark Tank. Mark Cuban, hypothetically, because he was already out, offered them $30 million to purchase the entire company but they declined.[9][10][11]

In February 2015, the company announced a $7.8 million Series A financing round led by existing investor DCM Ventures.[12]

In May 2018, the company raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Atami Capital.[13]

User Personal Data Breach[edit]

In February 2019, Coffee Meets Bagel acknowledged that an attacker had stolen "a partial list of user details, specifically names and email addresses," between late 2017 and mid-2018. Outside reporting indicated that as many as 6,174,513 accounts may have been affected, and that other details including age and gender may have been taken as well.[14]


Features of the Coffee Meets Bagel app include limiting the number of profiles users can interact with each day and offering ice-breaker information for matches.[15][16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meyer, Anna (19 October 2018). "If You're an Entrepreneur, Dating Is Really, Really Hard. But It Doesn't Have to Be". Inc. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  3. ^ Walravens, Samantha (13 February 2017). "How This Sister-Run Business Is Changing The Dating Game". Forbes. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Turns Online Dating Into A Daily "Deal"". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  5. ^ Kolodny, Lora (26 September 2012). "Coffee Meets Bagel Seeded With $600K for Daily Deals-Inspired Dating". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  6. ^ Etherington, Darrell (26 September 2012). "Daily Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Lands $600K From Lightbank, Co-Founder". TechCrunch. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Launches in Boston: Finding Love One Day and Person at a Time". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  8. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Looks For Young, Tech Savvy Love With Today's San Francisco Launch". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  9. ^ Winfrey, Graham (12 January 2015). "Why These Entrepreneurs Turned Down $30 Million From Mark Cuban". Inc. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  10. ^ Kim, Susanna (13 January 2015). "The San Francisco Startup That Wouldn't Bite on $30M 'Shark Tank' Tease". ABC News. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  11. ^ Lebowitz, Shana (Jun 12, 2018). "When the founders of dating app Coffee Meets Bagel turned down Mark Cuban's $30 million offer on 'Shark Tank' 3 years ago, they got dozens of emails calling them 'crazy,' 'greedy,' and 'stupid' — but they still aren't sorry". Business Insider. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  12. ^ Entis, Laura (18 February 205). "The Dating App That Refused Mark Cuban's $30 Million Buyout Offer Just Raised $7.8 Million in Funding". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  13. ^ Marinova, Polina (31 May 2018). "Term Sheet -- Thursday, May 31". Fortune. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  14. ^ Williams, Chris (11 February 2019). "620 million accounts stolen from 16 hacked websites now for sale on dark web, seller boasts". The Register. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  15. ^ "How game theory improves dating apps". 1843. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  16. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Review". Askmen. July 30, 2009.

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