BUSINESS INSIDER - May 31 - In early 2014, Didier Rapport launched a dating app called Happn, with the aim of connecting people who have crossed paths in real life. As of last month, Happn had 15M users worldwide. Rapport had claimed that the app is gaining 1.2M users every month and that it could match Tinder by 2017. This month they launched in India.
Q: What was the idea behind bringing Happn to India?
A: India, with its 1.3B inhabitants, was naturally a market that we had to enter.
Q: How does India fit into Happn's strategy?
A: We have the ambition of being a leading meet-up app. India is the second-largest country in terms of population and therefore offers an extremely high potential.
Q: Any features that have been modified to suit to the country?
A: The app is the same everywhere.
Q: What is the one year goal for Happn in India?
A: A very large user base in the coming months, and setting up an office in the country.