What “J” and “B” will tell you is that during their four years at the University of Pennsylvania (well, they’ll share the name of their alma mater), J was the de facto “smooth talker” amongst their group of friends. B did all right with the ladies in person, but when it came to texting, he’d quickly grow frustrated at his inability to master the nuances of what he saw as an impersonal medium for romantic communication.Eventually, he’d toss his phone to J, and three minutes later, J had scheduled B a date with the girl he’d been pursuing on a dating app for weeks. With Wingman, clients can professionally outsource their dating apps, hiring an anonymous wingman familiar with their personal preferences and schedule to swipe, chat, and schedule dates – not just for them, but them.It has always been a difficult and time-consuming process. Ultimately, you want to create scarcity in your deal. Everyone is looking for you to get that initial term sheet.But there are things you can do to assist in the courting process: Investors invest in solid ideas with a good business model, but ultimately they invest in people. A key in the process of raising outside capital is to find your 'anchor tenant,' or your lead investor.
It’s also significantly less than other markets that have also been driven by mobile adoption such as food delivery and messaging.
Considering that the service costs 0 per month for a guaranteed one to two dates per week, it can be tempting to roll your eyes at the thought of 20-somethings shelling out that kind of cash for something like Wingman.
After all, it takes a pretty niche startup to make The League look laid-back. They had nearly 20 customers at the end of a hardly-advertised two-month test run, and since launching their site on August 7, they’ve steadily recruited a selective handful of new clients into their portfolio each day.
There isn’t a lot that the duo behind Wingman, the dating startup launched this month in Philadelphia, will let their customers know about them.
“It plays into the culture of the service,” they say of their anonymity.