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Nigeria: Trueflutter Dating App Raises Funding

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Dec. 10, 2020, 1:03 p.m.

Nigerian dating app, Trueflutter has announced an undisclosed amount of funding from three local angel networks which are; Lagos Angel Network, SSE Angel Network and SGC7375 Angels.

Trueflutter is a startup that was co-founded in 2018 by Dare Olatoye to connect African singles on the continent and beyond.

It uses advanced matchmaking algorithms to help users find partners compatible with their African culture and value systems for either a long term relationship or commitment.

Trueflutter says it plans to use the investment to expand its growth across Africa

“We know our people, understand their preferences and have put that knowledge into building the world’s most culturally compatible matchmaking app. The backing of these Networks is an important milestone in our mission to make Trueflutter platform available to Africans globally. The investment will help us accelerate our ambitious growth plans and take it to Africans across the globe”, said Dare Olatoye, Trueflutter’s co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO).

A spokesperson for SSE Angel Network, Tokoni Amiesimaka added that, “We are pleased to support Dare and his team’s customer-centric approach and focus on building a secure, culturally-intelligent, and globally accessible dating platform for Africans.”

“With the widespread adoption of digital social platforms, we believe our investment will empower the Trueflutter team to help African singles, especially millennials, to initiate and build lasting relationships online.”

For security reasons, the app ensures that prostitutes and fraudsters do not populate the app. Additionally the safety of women who physically meet men from the app is assured.

Users have to update their profile pictures through the selfie mode only in order to ensure that the owner of the account is the one whose picture has been uploaded. The app has an in-built audio and video call features for communication between the users.

Moreover, users can use the advanced privacy settings to choose to be discoverable by a select few, everyone or no one.

Before considering a match with someone, you can listen to the person’s audio bio to hear what he or she sounds like. You can then send or receive invites from potential dates.

Trueflutter recorded its first 2,000 signups the first 6 weeks and hit the 6,000 user mark in the sixth month.

The mobile app is currently being redeveloped and can be found on Android and iOS when it is released.

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