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Founded Year



Series C | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$10.9M | 7 yrs ago

About Happn

Happn provides a hyperlocalized dating application working on proximity to enable users to view the profiles of other members who have been within 250 meters in real time. Users can then signal their interest using hearts, or charms and begin conversations if the interest is mutual. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Paris, France.

Headquarters Location

8 rue du Sentier

Paris, 75002,




Latest Happn News

GDI New York 2024: Spark Networks, HER and happn Join Confirmed Speakers!

Feb 8, 2024

The agenda for GDI’s upcoming conference in New York continues to grow as leaders from Spark Networks, HER, and happn are set to share their insights. Global Dating Insights’ 2024 conference in New York is an exclusive opportunity for leaders in the online dating industry to come together for insights-sharing, thought-leadership, and professional networking. Taking place on the 20th of March 2024, Global Dating Insights is delighted to return to the Big Apple for its annual North America conference. Joining the exciting list of confirmed speakers is: Karima Ben Abdelmalek, CEO & President of happn: Joining the Women in Dating panel, GDI is excited to hear the perspective of inspirational leader and President of the Women in Dating association, Karima Ben Abdelmalek. Bill Alena, Chief Revenue Officer at Spark Networks: Bill Alena, who has recently joined Spark Networks, will be sharing his perspective on the panel: ‘The Challenges and Best Practices for Finding Investment in Online Dating’. Robyn Exton, CEO & Founder of HER: Sharing her perspective on the Women in Dating panel is Robyn Exton of sapphic dating app HER. The platform has created over 300 million matches as of November 2023. They join the New York conference agenda which includes: LIVE INTERVIEW: The Launch & Development of ARCHER Marcus Lofthouse, Chief Product Officer, ARCHER Michael Kaye, Director of Brand Marketing & Communications, ARCHER WOMEN IN DATING – PANEL DISCUSSION Karima Ben Abdelmalek, CEO & President, happn Robyn Exton, CEO & Founder, HER PANEL DISCUSSION: Trust & Safety Issues for the Next Generation of Dating Apps Michelle Parsons, Chief Product Officer, Lex PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Acquire & Retain the Modern Dating App User Mayumi Sato, Chief Marketing Officer, eSapiens Phil Henricks, Senior Director of Marketing, GROWLR / The Meet Group Nicole Drew, Founder & CEO, Rater Michael Kaye, Director of Brand Marketing & Communications, ARCHER PANEL DISCUSSION: The Challenges and Best Practices for Finding Investment in Online Dating Bill Alena, Chief Revenue Officer, Spark Networks Jennifer Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder, Lex Frederico Bacelar, Head of M&A and New Ventures, eSapiens Ankit Nayal, Founder & CEO, Flamme – The Couples App PANEL DISCUSSION: New Ways to Nurture Niche Communities of Singles Nevine Coutry, Founder & CEO, Playdate Jacqueline & Alexa Child, Co-Founders, Dateability Nicky Wake, Founder, Chapter 2 PANEL DISCUSSION: Balancing Fluid Sexuality with Dating App UI / UX Mary Richardson, Co-Founder & CEO, Bindr Lavina Lim, Product Manager – Core Experience, Feeld PRESENTATION Jessica Nelson, Senior Director of Pipeline and Sales Development, Stream PRESENTATION: How AI will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of online dating safety Scott Bright, Founder & CEO, BrightCheck And we are delighted to be partnering with the Online Dating Association for a panel hosted by Dr Hannah Shimko. Early Bird tickets are available now until 20th of February 2024. We are happy to announce that a combined ticket is available for both the GDI and the Social Discovery conferences, taking place on the 20th and 21st of March 2024. Tickets for ‘Dating Brands’ are reserved only for individuals who work within dating-related companies, including online dating platforms, matchmakers, and investors in the industry. Tickets for ‘Other’ are open to all other companies, including tech vendors, software developers, and other experts. Thank you to our sponsors Stream , BrightCheck , and WebPurify for their support.

Happn Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Happn founded?

    Happn was founded in 2014.

  • Where is Happn's headquarters?

    Happn's headquarters is located at 8 rue du Sentier, Paris.

  • What is Happn's latest funding round?

    Happn's latest funding round is Series C.

  • How much did Happn raise?

    Happn raised a total of $32.9M.

  • Who are the investors of Happn?

    Investors of Happn include Nimish Arora, Lahari Recording Company, Havas Group, DN Capital, Alven Capital and 7 more.

  • Who are Happn's competitors?

    Competitors of Happn include Grindr and 6 more.


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