March 25 – La Vida Loca at Century Club – London
March 31 – Modissa Rooftop Dinner Party – Zürich
April 13 – Spring Break A L’Elephant Du Congo – Amsterdam
April 13 – Aperitivo & Cocktails at Quantic – Milan
April 28 – Cocktail night at Fairmont – Barcelona
April 29 – Be There at Liberty Hall, Ace Hotel – NYC
May 11 – Thursday Thrills at Stathe – Utrecht
May 17 – Spring & Swing at Sodom Gomorra – Berlin
Want to attend one or more of these events? Sign up at The Inner Circle and RSVP or buy a ticket on the event page in the app or on the website.
Bright sunshine and clear blue skies, a perfect day for our event in Amsterdam. Thursday Herengracht reserved their elegant garden for exclusively for members of The Inner Circle. A big shout out to the staff, DJ and, of course, our members for yet another great after work edition at Herengracht.
David Vermeulen: Online Dating en The Inner Circle
In deze aflevering neemt David Vermeulen je mee in de wereld van online dating.
Hij is de oprichter van The Inner Circle, een dating community rondom een exclusieve groep jonge professionals die elkaar ontmoeten in steden als Londen, Milaan, Stockholm en Amsterdam.Dit gezelschap reist internationaal vanwege werk, maar steeds vaker zijn het The Inner Circle evenementen zelf die het hoofddoel van de stedentrip vormen.
In een overvolle online dating markt heeft David het met zijn team voor elkaar gekregen om nu al 100 duizend deelnemers zorgvuldig te screenen en toe te laten, terwijl een even groot aantal nog vol verwachting op de wachtlijst staat.
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Facebook’s Aron Disco has just been appointed as the new Growth Marketing Manager for dating platform The Inner Circle.
Having previously worked on the Global Marketing Solutions team at Facebook, Disco has now joined The Inner Circle to help expand the app’s international presence.
In his previous role, Disco worked with local startups, as well as larger e-commerce partners, which he says has put him in good stead for the new role.
The founder of The Inner Circle, David Vermeulen, has welcomed Disco to the team, saying: “Aron is just the person we have been looking for, and I have complete faith in his ability to accelerate The Inner Circle’s user base across what is a “Tinder Tired” generation.”
Based in Amsterdam, Disco will be tasked with helping to expand The Inner Circle’s international growth as well as increasing engagement for current members.
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Amsterdam stakes it claim
Frustrated by the difficulty of finding dates while living in London, Dutchman David Vermeulen started The Inner Circle, a matchmaking website focused on highly educated singles. Yet rather than set up in Europe’s biggest city, he moved to Amsterdam, home to about 800,000 people and a much smaller pool of potential customers. The city, he says, offered an inexpensive place to try out the idea as well as a launchpad for international expansion if the site took off.
“Amsterdam is the ideal market for testing,” Vermeulen said at The Inner Circle’s office, a shared startup workspace on the placid waters of the Herengracht canal. “The concept was initially set-up in such a way that we could easily roll-out internationally.” His site is now available in five cities and has 93,000 approved suitors, with another 95,000 on a waiting list.
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In the first of a new On the Up series featuring startups that have successfully made it to the milestone of £1m turnover, Business Advice met founder of exclusive dating platform The Inner Circle, David Vermeulen.
Designed as an invitation-only online dating platform, aimed at ambitious like-minded singletons, The Inner Circle already boasts a 90,000-strong user base across Europe. Vermeulen has made plans to launch the brand in New York later this year.
(1) Who are you and what’s your business?
I’m David and I’m the co-founder and CEO of The Inner Circle – an exclusive dating platform for London’s successful and ambitious single people. I had the basic idea after signing up for a dating site several years ago, and wasn’t impressed with the curation. I found that most platforms attracted too broad a range of people, and I felt there should be one offering “quality” rather than “quantity”.
We launched in 2013 after I created an initial platform, first on desktop and then on a mobile site and app. Having started with a team of three, including my co-founders Serge and Michael, we now have a team of seven.
(2) You’ve recently reached £1m turnover, how much of a milestone is this for the firm?
It’s a good first step, but in our opinion it’s just the beginning. It’s a nice milestone but we are growing rapidly month-by-month and we think we can grow even quicker than we do now. In the last 12 months, The Inner Circle’s London user base has grown from 4,500 members to 35,000 – a 777 per cent growth. Across Europe, we have around 200,000 members, but we’re looking to grow worldwide.
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The first European Awards Show was held on the 12th of May 2016 at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was a unique opportunity to network with journalists, websites, events companies and bloggers.
We are proud to announce that The Inner Circle has won 2 awards:
1. Best Niche Dating App
2. Entrepreneur of the Year – David Vermeulen
Furthermore The Inner Circle got highly commended for “Online Dating Brand of the Year”.
Everyone talks about falling in love and finding ‘the one’, but how are you supposed to know when it’s happening to you?
Here, founder of dating platform The Inner Circle, David Vermeulen, gives you a tick-list of tell-tale signs that show ‘you’ve got it bad’.
You want them to meet your friends
You have been on a couple of dates, and you start to imagine how great it would be to see your best friends and your date, sharing jokes, banter and generally getting along. This thought subsequently results in a Cheshire cat grin forming across your face: you’ve got it bad.
When you see their name light up on your phone and your stomach flips
We have all been there, waiting by the phone for your date to text back. The elation and stomach flip followed by butterflies when their name appears. The frustration and loud exhale when your phone lights up and it’s your mum just checking in: you’ve got it bad.
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The Inner Circle returned to one of its favourite bars in Amsterdam for an after work edition. Our members enjoyed some of the most beautiful cocktails, carefully crafted by the crème de la crème of bartenders. The event took off at 7PM and lasted deep into the night for our members. The crowd and the vibe were great, making this another successful Inner Circle night!
With new dating apps and sites being created faster than we can download them, it can be hard to know where to start. Radhika Sanghani rounds up the best dating options out there.
There’s been a huge rise in apps and websites all designed to help people meet online. Now, no matter what your age or lifestyle, one of the best ways to start dating is simply to create a profile. Even if you used to successfully online date, but have found yourself single again, it can be difficult to know exactly what sites you need to be surfing. It’s why I’ve created this handy guide to the 11 best dating websites and apps available right now. You’re welcome.
The Inner Circle
This site describes itself as the way to meet ‘the most successful and attractive singles.’ It asks users to fill out their job title and education, and links to Facebook so you can view their social circle. Before you join, the app has to approve you as a member (a slightly daunting process) or you have to be invited. If you want to unlock certain features you either have to pay or invite other to join. A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky… but there aren’t a lot of people on it.”
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Throw down the dumb-bell, put away that pout and for goodness’ sake put on some clothes. Singles in London might think they have the dating game sussed after the explosion in popularity of dating apps such as Tinder but if they want to make it into the Premier League of match-making, they had better up their game and forget posing for selfies.
By Lewis Dean
Fast lifestyles and aspiring careers mean some of the city’s high fliers don’t commit to swiping through hundreds of online profiles in the hope of finding the one – finding love was like window shopping rather than trying it on to see if it fits.
It was not until entrepreneur Michael Krayenhoff went to a dinner party with single friend David Vermeulen in 2012 that the pair thought they could play Cupid and make it pay. Three years later, The Inner Circle dating website they created has 75,000 members, with another 100,000 on the waiting list. Waiting list? You read correctly. The Inner Circle is for the attractive and/or inspiring bachelors who want help meeting like-minded people some of London’s trendiest nightspots.
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Het internet is de plek waar ambitieuze, maar luie golddiggers tegenwoordig de pot met goud kunnen vinden. Maar hoe gaat dat in z’n werk? Onze columniste Iris van Lunenburg struinde
het digitale jachtterrein vast voor u af.
“Nu de dagen korter en kouder worden, storten mensen zich in de maanden voor kerst nóg fanatieker op een nieuwe relatie. Of in elk geval op wat tijdelijke warmte. Dit geldt niet alleen voor
de gewone sterveling. Het najaar zou je, net als het begin van de lente, ook de opening van het goudgraversjachtseizoen kunnen noemen. Nu ook de vernieuwde P.C. Hooftstraat weer is ingelopen, volgt namelijk al snel de vraag: ‘Hoe kom ik aan dat mooie horloge onder de kerstboom?”…
“Jawel: Internet daten is het nieuwste jachtterrein. En nee: dan heb ik het niet over die uiterst serieuze en ietwat sneuneuzige vind-de-liefde-van-je-leven-sites. The Inner Circle, Happn en good old Tinder zijn de plekken waar je tegenwoordig als ambitieuze, maar ietwat luie golddigger de pot met goud kunt vinden.
Tijdens een rondje Tinder komen we vooral marketeers en managers tegen. Prima natuurlijk, maar het enige wat we dan onder de kerstboom vinden is een cadeaubon. Snel de leeftijd omhoog dus, met zo’n twintig jaar. In it to win it, tenslotte. Nee, dan Inner Circle. Selectie aan de poort, daarna zelf selecteren. En met resultaat. Een van Amsterdams bekendste business- en Instagram-babes heeft haar vriend, die – wat een toeval – piloot bleek te zijn, daar opgeduikeld. Wat meteen ook de aloude golddiggertruc overbodig maakt: na de eerste ontmoeting snel even naar de wc om zijn naam te googlen. Welke voetbalvrouw is er niet groot mee geworden?”
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Members of The Inner Circle enjoyed a night out at art’otel’s 5&33. The gorgeous art gallery staged as the perfect location for our members to drink, dance and admire the arts!
JUNIOR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER – STARTERS POSITION
Ready for the first (or second) challenge in your career in a dynamic online start up environment? The Inner Circle might have just the spot for you!
As our junior manager you will be assisting our marketing & communications team in various fields, such as; social media, copy writing, lifestyle research and costumer care. You will support our team with achieving the perfect social media presence by writing creative and buzz worthy posts on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account. Your expertise in lifestyle will help you uncover all urban secretes that our The Inner Circle cities have to offer and find out what our members are up to in order to determine where and how to reach our target audiences.
You will assist in optimizing and further integrate our client services department. Our members are our important commodities and we are continuously working on improving our platform based on the feedback of our users and important tool in this is the helpdesk. The Inner Circle is an online platform that also enables our members to meet each at exclusive events that you will help coordinate and write our members mailings. In a nutshell you will be our tower of strength!
- HBO/Bachelors Communication, Media and/or Marketing
- Fluent in English and Dutch
- Excellent English writing skills
- Tech savvy
- You know your way around social media
- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop) knowledge a pre but certainly not must
- Eager to be part of a small and dynamic team in a start-up environment
- Not afraid to approach people
- Hands on, energetic, sociable, organized
- Most of all, you like to get things done!
We offer the best starter job in the centre of Amsterdam, in a dynamic environment, a free healthy lunch and a competitive starters salary.
Interested? Please send your resume and short motivation to email@example.com (not .com)
The Inner Circle is an exclusive network reserved for the most successful singletons around the world. A thorough screening process upon registration ensures that eligible singles with similar lifestyles meet each other in a friendly and trustworthy environment. Since its birth in 2012, The Inner Circle has rapidly expanded. The Inner Circle is currently active in London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam and Stockholm, with over 70,000 members across the globe.