28 February – Seeing Red at Très Honoré – Paris
25 March – Big celebrations at Century Club – London
31 March – Exclusive Dinner Party – Zürich
All our upcoming dating events are exclusive for members of The Inner Circle. You can RSVP after you have logged in on the site or app.
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 www.theinnercircle.co and check out our events.
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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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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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 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.
Members of The Inner Circle joined for a perfectly hosted private dinner at Bergmans
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
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!
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.
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”.
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.
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!”
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!
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.
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.