Sept 20 – Rooftop Party at Santo Domingo – Madrid

Sept 27 – After Dinner Drinks at The Rickey – New York City

Sept 30 – Private dinner party at Rose – Stockholm

Oct 19 – Where the Wild Things Drink – Berlin

Oct 21 – The Ski Week Pre-party at Century – London

March 10 – 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.


EVENT: Summer Cocktails at La Terrace – Stockholm

Stockholm celebrated last Friday with Summer Cocktails at La Terrace. This is the courtyard of speak-easy cocktail bar Fou and knows how to throw a party after work. Keen to join the party? Sign up and and check out our events.

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PRESS: The Inner Circle Hire Facebook’s Aron Disco – GDI

1Facebook’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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PRESS: Where to launch first in Europe? We asked The Inner Circle – Apps World Series

apps-world-logo-smThe UK referendum and a potential Brexit are now approaching, leaving cities like Berlin, Stockholm and Paris competing to become Europe’s next #1 tech hub. With Amsterdam being in the middle of this ‘battle’, we asked Michael Krayenhoff, co-founder of
The Inner Circle, why they launched their dating app in Amsterdam
first and why they opened a second office in London shortly after.

Myself and business partner, David Vermeulen first met at a dinner party in London. David’s long term relationship had just ended and a few days after signing up to an online dating website, he deleted his profile because he was less than impressed.

David spoke of making a dating website, but making it differently. One that was tailored to the lives of like-minded, high-achieving men and women, and that carried out a rigorous screening process in order to eliminate the hassle of sifting through thousands of unreliable and unsuitable profiles. So the next day, David and I met and started working on the concept of The Inner Circle.

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PRESS: The Inner Circle reaches the £1m turnover mark – Business Advice

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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PRESS: 9 signs that you’re starting to fall in love with someone – EveningStandard

og-image-frontEveryone 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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PRESS: The European Dating Awards nominate The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle gets nominated for 4 awards

Established in 2014, the UK Dating Awards recognise both companies and individuals. This year, the first European Awards show edition will be held in Amsterdam. They not only reward established household names, but also celebrate newcomers to the field. Last year The Inner Circle won the award for “Best London Dating Event”. This year the nominees will again be evaluated on their achievements in Dating Technology, Marketing, Media, Customer Service, Expertise and Entrepreneurship.
We are proud to announce that The Inner Circle has been nominated for 4 awards:logoEuro

  1. Online Dating Brand of the Year 2016
  2. Dating App of the Year 2016
  3. Dating Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
  4. Innovation within the Dating Industry 2016

Want to know more about other finalists or the European Dating Awards? Read more about it here.

PRESS: The 11 best dating sites right now – The Telegraph

joejackson_photo_gal__photo_2132510615With 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.”

Cost: Free

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PRESS: ‘Topless selfies might work on Tinder but they won’t get you into singles’ Premier League’

IBTimes-150x94Throw 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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EVENT: Start of summer singles party at Collage Gardens – Stockholm

Members of The Inner Circle flocked to the lovely gardens of Collage for a singles party in center of Stockholm.

The Inner Circle organized another exclusive singles night out for it’s members.


PRESS: Business Insider – London

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: The Inner Circle

EVENT – Dinner Party at Fou – Stockholm

Last night (the 27th of February 2015) The Inner Circle hosted a glamorous dinner at Fou  in Stockholm. We had the 60 most eligible singles of Stockholm for dinner, hosted by our Inner Circle ambassador Morten. There was food, champagne and an amazing atmosphere. We already looking forward to our next event in Stockholm!


PRESS RELEASE – The Inner Circle wins 2 UK Dating Awards

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”.

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EVENT – Bernie’s Autumn Edition – Stockholm

The Inner Circle returned to Bernie’s to try a couple of his fine autumn Cocktails.

This speakeasy bar, tugged away behind Nosh & Chow, hosted  an intimate evening full inspiring people and fine cocktails in a majestic setting.


PRESS RELEASE – The Inner Circle makes an end to lonely dates

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!”


EVENT – After Work in the garden of Collage – Stockholm

What better way then celebrating the start of summer with a cheeky After Work garden party at Collage. The sun was out, the champagne was flowing and DJ Klas Hamren made the night complete with a brilliant set!

EVENT – Speakeasy at Bernie’s – Stockholm

Members of The Inner Circle gathered for a cheeky after-work cocktail at Stockholms best kept secret, Bernie’s. This speakeasy bar tugged away behind Nosh & Chow served delicious concoctions while the DJ duo Linn&Linnea spiced up the night with our favorite tunes.


EVENT – Cocktails & Champagne at Fou – Stockholm

After the spectacular launch party in Stockholm members of The Inner Circle joined the 20th of March for another unforgettable night of cocktails & champagne at Fou.