Exciting announcement: Grindr takes investment from Beijing Kunlun

JOEL-11 (1)Recently we took a major step forward that we want to share with you, our users. Grindr has agreed to take on a majority investment from a new partner, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co., which is a huge vote of confidence in our vision to connect gay men to even more of the world around them. You can read the full story in The New York Times.

For nearly seven years, Grindr has self-funded its growth, and in doing so, we have built the largest network for gay men in the world. We have taken this investment in our company to accelerate our growth, to allow us to expand our services for you, and to continue to ensure that we make Grindr the number one app and brand for our millions of users.

It will generally be business as usual for us here at Grindr, but with a renewed sense of purpose and additional resources to deliver a great product to you. We hope you are enjoying our app and know you will be delighted by the new features and services we have planned this year.

Most importantly, none of this growth and change would have been possible without the hard work of our Grindr employees and partners, who have made so much happen in just under seven years, and keep me inspired every day to keep growing our brand.

Grind on,

Joel Simkhai
Founder & CEO