"Tinder For Threesomes" Gets a Mysterious $500,000 Investment

This is venture capital at its best.
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Let’s just cut the bullshit. We all want to be having more threesomes. Whether FMF or MMF is your thing (no judgments here), a ménage a trois shouldn’t just be something you try once. But despite the increasingly lax attitudes of young Americans, it is still pretty damn hard, and awkward, to initiate one.

That’s where 3nder comes in, which hooks up “kinky, curious and openminded singles and couples" looking for three's company. Think of it as the “Tinder for Threesomes.”

The London-based startup, whose name is pronounced like “Thrinder” as to rhyme with “Tinder” (I smell competition), just raised a cool $500,000 in seed capital. The money comes from a benevolent, albeit suspiciously unnamed, pair of angel investors.

While this investment has raised a few eyebrows, there’s a real demand for 3nder.

Since its 2014 launch, the app has been a worldwide hit with millennials, who, as we already know, are the most DTF generation yet. Revenue is up 500 percent this year, nearly 1 million users have downloaded the app, 1.2 million messages are being sent per month, and around 4 million swipes have been logged. That’s a far cry from Tinder’s 1 billion swipes per day, but it’s a damn good start.

The thirst is real, my friends.

“Nowadays more people are looking for relationships that are designed with more freedom in mind,” founder Dimo Trifonov told Tech City News. “We are building the first safe environment for open minded people where they can meet likeminded partners, and the response has been fantastic. We are also gender-blind and orientation-blind, so everyone is welcome.”

For now, that warm welcome comes with a small cost--a monthly fee of nearly $13. But with this influx of investment dollars and nascent sings of success, we wouldn’t be surprised if users can soon link up for "spit roasts" and "Eiffel towers" free of charge.

This is venture capital at its best. 

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