TECHPOINT.AFRICA - May 13 - ~2.1M Nigerians are registered on dating platforms. In April 2019, three software engineers, Osagie Omonzokpia, Adetolani Eko, and Moronke Anifowose launched the beta phase of an online dating platform, Vybe, aimed at connecting people based on intention, location, age, tribe, and religion, among others. It offers dating and matchmaking both online and offline. Vybe hit ~1K users within the first 48 hours of launch. At its early stage, Vybe was the winner of the Busicon and Diamond Bank App Challenge after which it made it to the finals in Y Combinator's Winter 2020 interviews in California. The startup is completely self-funded; however, Eko mentions that it is currently working on raising a pre-seed round. At the moment, the major source of revenue has been paid ads on the platform; in due course, it will include premium subscription and offline events.