YOURSTORY - May 18 - Woo aims to match like-minded people, and also claims to be a platform that puts women first. Released in July 2014, the platform is founded by Sumesh Menon (CEO and Co-founder) and Ankit Nautiyal (CTO and Co-founder). It received its undisclosed Series A funding from Matrix Partners, Omidyar Network and U2opia Mobile. Woo has a user base of ~4.5M users. Woo is similar to Tinder, in the sense that users can only chat with someone if the two have mutually liked each other by swiping right. Users can also send out a 'crush' to a profile without swiping right to let him or her know of their interest. With the feature 'Woo Phone', women can place an Internet call directly from the app while their number remains hidden and private. This specially created feature is available only to women. Woo Plus unlocks a few extra features.
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