Bloom (formerly Together)

Bloom: group dates in parks

Bloom (formerly Together) is a YCombinator backed startup based in Oakland, CA on a mission to use software to bring people together. Bloom is a dating community that organizes group dates in parks. Members tell us who they want to meet and we organize 6-8 person meetups in parks. And, with a strong consent culture and referral-based community, we're the safest place to meet new partners and friends. The team is Lauren Vegter, Aubrey Tull, and Dan Rhodes. Lauren spent 5 years at Facebook, most recently leading viral user growth for Instagram from 700M to past a billion users in two years. Aubrey has ten years of engineering experience from Stripe, Twilio, and Netflix. Dan is a former YC founder and was the first engineer at Atrium.