Coffee Meets Bagel…meets Spotify meets Yelp

Online dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is teaming up with Spotify and Yelp to help shape users’ entire first-date experience.

The San Francisco-based startup on Tuesday announced two new apps, Mixtape and DateSpots.co, that go beyond matchmaking, VentureBeat reports. Mixtape creates a playlist of Spotify songs you and your match have in common, which you can play during your first date to help get the conversation flowing. The app also displays your top three Spotify songs and suggests new tracks to check out.

Mixtape was created by a Coffee Meets Bagel engineer who wanted a way to break the ice during his own dates. Apparently it worked for him. The Mixtape website assures us that he is now in a happy relationship with his “bagel.”

DateSpots.co finds the perfect venue for that oh-so-important first date. After you input your preferences for type of venue, price and location, the app searches the Yelp database for a matching spot. It only returns results that have  a “classy, intimate, romantic or trendy ambiance,” and aren’t too loud.

Coffee Meets Bagel, a 5-year-old startup, has raised $11 million, according to CrunchBase, for its platform that generates dating matches, or “bagels,” for users. Each day at noon men receive up to 21 matches, which they either “like” or “pass.” Then each woman gets a set of matches curated from the list of men who have expressed interest in her profile.

The startup, which its founders call the “anti-Tinder,” turned down $30 million on reality TV show Shark Tank in 2015.

Image: A Coffee Meets Bagel couple. (Courtesy of Coffee Meets Bagel)

 

 

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  • After failed its IPO, more than a year ago, after its big decadence, Zoosk launched 2 new social dating applications.
    Lively and Cinch.

    CoffeeMeetsBagel (CMB) launched Mixtape and DateSpots.
    Same as Zoosk: silly applications nobody will use (no high adoption rate, never).

    Please remember, the USD 30 Million offer from Mark Cuban at SharkTank was only as a joke. Cuban was not interested at all in CoffeeMeetsBagel (CMB) because he had previously funded another competitor called Courtem.

    Regards,
    Fernando Ardenghi.
    Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    ardenghifer AT gmail DOT com

 
 
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