Coffee Meets Bagel

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Coffee Meets Bagel
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Type of site
Online dating service
OwnerCoffee Meets Bagel, Inc.
Created byArum Kang, Dawoon Kang, Soo Kang
RegistrationRequired for membership
LaunchedApril 17, 2012

Coffee Meets Bagel is a San Francisco–based dating and social networking website.[1]


Coffee Meets Bagel was created by three sisters: Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang.[2] The site was launched in New York City on April 17, 2012.[3]

On May 10, 2012, Coffee Meets Bagel launched in Boston.[4] On October 24, 2012, the app launched in San Francisco.[5]

In 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.[6]

In May 2018, the company raised $12 million in Series B funding.[7]


The app differs from other dating apps by limiting the number of profiles users can interact with each day and offering unique ice-breaker information for matches.[8][9]

Coffee Meets Bagel looks at each user's Facebook account to help identify potential matches. A user is exposed to at least one match per day, but can only contact their matches if they "Like" them and their matches "Like" them back.[10][11]

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  1. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  2. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  3. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Turns Online Dating Into A Daily "Deal"". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  4. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Launches in Boston: Finding Love One Day and Person at a Time". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  5. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Looks For Young, Tech Savvy Love With Today's San Francisco Launch". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Series B - Coffee Meets Bagel - 2018-05-04 | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  8. ^ "How game theory improves dating apps". 1843. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  9. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Review". Askmen. July 30, 2009.
  10. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel Sees 70% User Retention, Brings Dating Service to New Markets". Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  11. ^ "Coffee Meets Bagel: The Online Dating Site That Helps You Weed Out the Creeps". Retrieved 2014-10-31.

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