What is the role that software can play in human connection? Is there a role for software to play at all? We believe the answer is yes.
Bloom is a consent-forward social and dating app that helps people meet around events. Bloom exists to help people build meaningful relationships and strengthen community. Our vision is a world in which all people feel safety and belonging.
In May 2021, Bloom started offering event organizers the ability to help their attendees connect before and after their events with our consent-based, mutual-opt in approach. We started in alternative communities at the bleeding edge of Bay Area culture, and soon became the new online home for queer-centered, sex-positive, and connection-forward events and communities. To date, our members have found new best friendships and partners through Bloom, and use Bloom to find out what's going on this weekend and meet people who are going.
Bloom collaborates with local event organizers to help build community around their events. Bloom collaborations have increased event turnout by 2.25x (compared to the RSVPs on Facebook).
Bloom's company culture is best described as “chill, with focus.” We look at the trend line over the data points. We believe in life-work balance and we also commit to ambitious goals. We offer feedback generously, self-examine often, and aim to improve ourselves and our processes to achieve as much as we can. We believe in the possibility of change in the world and in ourselves.
The Bloom team is led by Lauren Vegter, who previously led User Acquisition at Instagram from 700M to past a billion users. You’ll be working alongside a world class team with experience from Facebook, Google, Oculus, Nest, multiple YCombinator-backed startups, and event production at the bleeding edge of the Bay Area underground arts scenes.