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UPCOMING DATING EVENTS

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.

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PRESS: VICE Berlin hat The Inner Circle getestet

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Meine Erfahrung in Sachen Dating-Apps kann ich am besten in drei Worten beschreiben: Ich habe keine. Neuerdings sitzt man aber immer öfter mit diesen Tinder-Paaren an einem Tisch und denkt sich irgendwann, dass man sich doch auch mal ruhig dem digitalen Frischmarkt anbieten könnte. Da ich aber doch von zu vielen Horrorgeschichten eingeschüchtert bin, die immer irgendwas mit Penisbildern zu tun hatten, steige ich soft ein.

In meiner Facebook-Timeline tauchte eine Anzeige für The Inner Circle auf. Der Name gefällt mir. Ich wollte schon immer mal zu etwas Exklusivem gehören. Nachforschungen ergeben: Die Plattform gilt als die Elite-App der Schönen und Reichen. Auweia. Man kann sich nicht einfach so anmelden, sondern muss genehmigt werden. Business Insider schreibt, dass die Mitarbeiter erstmal LinkedIn-Profile durchforsten, bevor sie jemanden akzeptieren. Für jedes neue Mitglied soll ein alter aus dem inneren Kreis rausgeschmissen werden. In dem Artikel des Business Insider spricht der App-Gründer von 125.000 angemeldeten Usern und weiteren 110.000 auf der Warteliste.

Read the full article here…

PRESS: Zwei Wochen in der Nobeldisco unter den Dating-Apps – WIRED

The Inner Circle ist so etwas wie der Nobelclub unter den
Dating-Plattformen: Rein kommt nur, wer es anwired einem
virtuellen Türsteher vorbeischafft. Nun hat die Plattform
auch in Berlin aufgemacht und unser Autor hat sich gefragt:
Wie sieht das edle Liebesanbahnungsnest von innen aus?

Nobeldisco, das Wort klingt ja schon etwas angeranzt. Ein bisschen wie Saint Tropez. Oder Düsseldorf. Wo es solche Läden gab oder gibt. Doch eigentlich existiert in jeder größeren Stadt mindestens ein Club, der ungefähr zum Wort Nobeldisco passt: Dort, so würde es die jeweilige Lokalzeitung ausdrücken, feiern die Jungen und Schönen und Reichen. Weshalb Leute, die weder jung noch schön noch reich aussehen, nicht reinkommen. Angeblich. Viele Menschen wollen diese Orte aber auch gar nicht betreten, weil sie sich von vorne herein ausgeschlossen fühlen von dem, was man so bessere Kreise nennt. Andererseits: Da will man doch rein. Wenigstens um nachzugucken, wie es da so ist.

Die besseren Kreise: Damit ist man nicht nur buchstäblich bei The Inner Circle. In den vergangenen zwei Jahren hat die Dating-Seite von Amsterdam aus nach und nach in europäischen Metropolen örtliche Netze aufgespannt – mit dem Versprechen, ein exklusiver Club zu sein für Leute, die jemanden finden wollen. Jemand Besonderen. Jungen, Schönen, Reichen. Nach Städten wie Paris und London scheint nun auch Berlin dran zu sein.

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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.

Read full article here

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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: The Inner Circle wins 2 awards

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”.

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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: Online Dating Industry Celebrates April Fools’ Day – GDI

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Today is the 1st April, which is famously known around the world as April Fools’ Day – the day where up until 12pm, people around the world can get away with pranking each other at no expense. And so, here at GDI, we have been
tracking the April Fools’ antics of some of the most popular online dating services.

Check out the best online dating-related practical jokes of this year below.

The Inner Circle

Exclusive dating platform The Inner Circle also got in on the fun with one of our favourites of the day – creating a pop-up message that appeared when users logged in, telling them the company was deleting accounts as a result of growing too fast, and to try and save their membership they had to select “Paper”, “Scissors” or “Stone”.

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After choosing, users were alerted they had made the wrong choice with a message that read: “Your account has been deleted. As a result of our extensive growth in London we are now removing 33% of our members. Sorry to see you go and good luck on Tinder,” before revealing the joke in the next screen.

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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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PRESS: Curved – Berlin

The League & The Inner Circle: Tinder-Dating für Eliten

 
“…Während Tinder sich mit Facebook verbindet, um ein Profil zu verifzieren, ist “The League” mit dem Karriereportal LinkedIn verknüpft. Auf diese Weise soll ein Algorithmus besser nachvollziehen können, ob ein Anwärter auch “elitär” genug ist für “die Liga”. Das Spiel mit der Exklusivität funktioniert. 2,1 Millionen Dollar konnte Bradford von Investoren bereits einsammeln.Nach eigenen Angaben stehen rund 75.000 Nutzer auf der Warteliste, darunter vor allem Anwälte, Ärzte und Gründer.Wer drin ist, dem steht eine Einladung für Freunde zur Verfügung.

Nach einem ähnlichen Prinzip funktioniert auch “The Inner Circle” – wohl der perfekte Name für eine elitäre Dating-App mit einer nach eigenen Angaben “beeindruckenden Gefolgschaft erfolgreicher und attraktiver Menschen”. Während Ihr bei “The League” zumindest noch die Möglichkeit habt, Euch die App zu installieren und für den Dienst zu registrieren, müsst Ihr bei “The Inner Circle” eingeladen worden sein. So wollen die Betreiber der Londoner In-App dafür sorgen, dass vor allem Menschen mit einem ähnlich luxuriösen Lebensstil aufeinander treffen.


Exklusive Parties für Mitglieder

Um den Dienst zu promoten, veranstaltet CEO und Mitgründer David Vermeulen exklusive Parties für Mitglieder in den angesagten Londoner Clubs. Neben Englands Hauptstadt ist “The Inner Circle” noch in Paris, Mailand, Barcelona, Stockholm und Amsterdam, wo die App gegründet wurde, aktiv. Rund 50.000 Nutzer sind seit dem Start allein in der Londoner Version von “Inner Circle” aktiv, die Warteliste ist lang…”View online article

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