July 29 – Poolside Party at Hotel Fairmont – Barcelona
Aug 12 – The Inner Circle Summer Polo Festival – London
Aug 31 – Summer Night at Alcazar – Paris
10 March – 17 March – The Ski Week – Austria
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.
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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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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Last Friday our members in Barcelona enjoyed a fine night by the seaside at the beautiful Empire. The grand terrace was exclusively reserved for members of The Inner Circle and the evening took off at 9PM. The stunning view from the terrace in combination with the saxophone created a unique vibe making this another successful event. Check out the pictures below.
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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Members of The Inner Circle enjoyed a few cocktails with a sunset and fine tunes on the backdrop. The cocktail bar and terrace are located right of Port Vell, providing a perfect Sunday evening.
Inspired by the famous Barcelona landmarks of Antoni Gaudi, the hand-crafted, blue-tiled bar was designed to echo the ocean. Here is a selection of images of The Inner Circle at One Ocean Club – Barcelona:
Summer has truly arrived, what better way then to celebrate singles & cocktails on the rooftop of the Pulitzer Hotel in Barcelona. #TheInnerCircle
We checked out the London dating app that is restricted to ‘successful, attractive people’ only
The Inner Circle, London’s latest dating website and app, bills itself as a network for “like-minded” individuals; a “high-end”, “exclusive community” with an “impressive following of successful and attractive people.” “The Inner Circle is the first and only dating website with a strict invite-only policy that includes a thorough screening upon registration to ensure eligible singles with similar lifestyles and mutual friends can meet each other in a friendly and trustworthy community,” the website explains. What really sets The Inner Circle apart, though, CEO and cofounder David Vermeulen tells us, is its “exclusive parties” — held at some of London’s “most glamorous” venues. Barts in Chelsea, Whisky Mist in Mayfair, and Bodo’s Schloss in Kensington have been on the list. Although the entry rules are strict, Vermeulen has also provided plenty of features to keep users engaged once they are in. The site just launched in London after setting up in Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Stockholm and Amsterdam, where it was founded. In social dating terms, The Inner Circle is a more complex, European equivalent to US app The League. So far, 50,000 people have been approved; there’s a waiting list of far more. Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/inner-circle-dating-app-2015-3#ixzz3VV5jkgtU
The Inner Circle will be present at The iDate Awards in Las Vegas. David Vermeulen, the founder en CEO of The Inner Circle, will be appearing as a guest speaker.
In most cities the festive season has arrived. Barcelona however, seems to still be celebrating a beautiful autumn. Our members celebrated another fabulous weekend at the classy Alegra Lounge & Club. The delicious cocktails kick started a magical night of celebration into the early hours. What happens at The Inner Circle, stays at The Inner Circle.
The Inner Circle has won two awards at the UK Dating Awards. The first award was for “Best Newcomer Website” and the second award was for “Best London Dating Event”.
Last night the UK Dating Awards took place at the Honourable Artillery Company in London, to celebrate the best of the British dating industry. The Awards recognize both companies and individuals, and not only established household names, but also celebrate newcomers to the field.
David Vermeulen, founder and CEO of The Inner Circle says: “It’s a great honour to have won these awards and it’s a fantastic recognition for The Inner Circle. It has been a great adventure so far. The UK Dating Awards have done a phenomenal job with the awards and ceremony”.
The Inner Circle has also been nominated by the iDate Awards in Las Vegas for “Best Dating Website”.
Barcelona is infamous for it’s beautiful architecture. What better way then to appreciate this from a rooftop with bubbles, great people and a beautiful summer eve. Barcelo’s 360 rooftop made much more then just an incredible evening.
Barcelona’s most recent hotspot, Elephant Club is having a spectacular summer with the cities most fancy summer parties. On Thursday the 26th The Inner Circle teamed up with Elephant Club to host a magical cocktail night.
There is no better way than meeting new people together with friends. Therefore we are proud to present… Circles!
Create your own Circle with 2 friends and meetup with other Circles at awesome places around town!
It’s very simple:
1. Create your own Circle with two other friends
2. Check out other Circles, chat and share original date ideas
3. When you get along well, meet up and have a fun night out!
David Vermeulen (38, founder) explains the reason for integrating Circles: “Our members live fast lifestyles and have little free time for friends and to go on dates. We were often asked if we could find a way to combine both via our website. This resulted in Circles, the way for our members to go out with their friends and go on a date at the same time!”