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 consent-forward social and dating community that helps you meet new friends and partners organically through shared events and experiences. We partner with local event producers to help you connect and chat with other attendees before and after events. And, with a strong consent culture and referral-based community, we're the safest place to meet new partners and friends. The team is led by Lauren Vegter. Lauren spent 5 years at Facebook, most recently leading viral user growth for Instagram from 700M to past a billion users in two years.