Jigtalk, the blind dating app have raised seed funding of £160,000 from Angel investors in London and New York after gaining it’s first 1,000 customers in the Leeds area.
The Blind Dating game allows the users to see more of their Blind Date the more they talk and interact. The app asks four icebreaker questions and then one of the jigsaw pieces which cover their profile photo being removed after every interaction.
The business was founded by Max Adamski and Adam Durrant after unsatisfactory experiences with mainstream dating apps – which concentrate more on looks than personality. They have been inventive in launching the app – with promotional stunts ranging from handing out breakfast bananas (it’s what’s on the inside that counts) at 8am outside major northern train stations, to walking around town with jigsaw puzzles over their heads.
The business now consists of a team of four which now includes marketing manager Eve Kekeh, and non-executive directors Jonathan Filewood, Managing Director of Enjoy Digital and Stuart Clarke of the Leeds Digital Festival.
The business has raised the funding for a city-by-city expansion over the North in the coming 8 months.